Google Finance now streaming real-time news

Ronny Kerr · December 4, 2009 · Short URL:

Following in its own footsteps, Google backs up real-time quotes with real-time news

Since implementing real-time streaming quotes into Google Finance last year, Google says it has avoided upwards of 20 minutes of delays in reporting crucial business finance data to its users.

In an effort to garner a larger audience by rounding out the services and information offered by Google Finance, Google announced Friday morning that its market watching page will now pull in streaming financial news to display alongside quotes. The real-time stream will only update from 8am-5:30pm ET (Google chose this time block because it starts and ends 90 minutes before and after U.S. trading hours, respectively).

From the announcement:

"Financial information doesn't exist in a vacuum. News can stimulate trades, and trades of one stock can have broad market effects. Figuring how to organize all of that information and make it useful is crucial — and that's what we're working on."
Google finance
Besides introducing real-time news, Google has boosted Google Finance in a few different ways over the past few months.

Company pages, for example, automatically update stock prices, index and sector comparisons in real-time (during market hours). These pages also feature interactive charts (updated in real-time, of course) that allow users to take a closer look at all the financial data available to them.

Browsing throughout the site's many pages, users will always have close access to their most recently observed quotes, which Google presents in the left sidebar. Google also allows users to compare companies along a spectrum of parameters.

All in all, Google Finance appears to be a well-developed Web service for delivering comprehensive market news and numbers.

Support VatorNews by Donating

Read more from our "Trends and news" series

More episodes

Related News