Archive for May, 2008

May 28th, 2008 1:00 UTC

Yahoo! Finance Launches Free Real-Time ECN Prices

Posted by Yahoo Finance Team in New Features

BATS ECN Real-Time QuotesWe are very excited to announce the availability of free US real-time ECN quotes on Yahoo! Finance.

Many of you will remember this was a very popular feature that Yahoo! Finance provided through August 2006 when due to consolidation in the marketplace and a new pricing structure it was removed. We’ve been listening to your feedback and have been looking at ways to bring back this feature. We have found a way to bringing back real-time ECN quotes by sourcing the data from BATS Trading.

If you are a newer user ECN stands for electronic communication network, and serves as alternative trading place to the various exchanges. BATS Trading is regarded as the third largest share trading market center in the US, and covers equities from NASDAQ, NYSE and Amex.

Initially, the real-time ECN quotes will be highlighted on the quote summary page.

BATS ECN

Check it out on http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=yhoo, and watch your favorite stock in real-time. Let us know what you think!


May 23rd, 2008 10:30 UTC

Comprehensive Mortgage & Loan Rates on Y! Finance

Posted by Yahoo Finance Team in New Features

best mortgage ratesYahoo! Finance recently made it easier for you to get loan and savings rates. You can now find up-to-date mortgage rates, home refinance rates, home equity loan rates, auto loans, credit card rates, and deposit rates (CDs and Money Markets) with just a few clicks.

Viewing average rates in your locale (U.S. only at this time) for today and last week is really easy. The Yahoo! system returns rates meeting your criteria, and we give you direct access to apply right then and there, or you can use the phone number we offer so that you can contact the provider via voice.

Additionally, our new improved “Rates Module” offers a comprehensive catalog of credit cards. Whether you’re looking for a lower-interest card or business card, or want to leverage rewards points, you can find them all here, and compare rates to the card you presently carry. Try it now to find the best rates and start saving.

Quality rates and credit card offerings are brought to you in conjunction with our partners Bankrate.com and CreditCards.com.


May 22nd, 2008 8:00 UTC

Introducing Tech Ticker

Posted by Yahoo Finance Team in Tech Ticker, Video

Taking stock of techDid you know that in any given week, technology stocks represent at least seven of the ten most-searched quotes on Yahoo! Finance? We did, and that’s why in recently Tech Ticker — a new video initiative from Yahoo! Finance focused entirely on technology investing.

Some consider the tech sector the fantasy sports of the investing world, and clearly our users are hungry for more in this area.Reporting from both the Silicon Valley and the NASDAQ MarketSite broadcast studio in New York, we plan to provide the most in-depth technology investing coverage on the web. Expect Tech Ticker to be both quirky and opinionated. Our renowned editorial team couldn’t be stronger:

  • Sarah Lacy, Correspondent, Silicon Valley: A 10-year Valley veteran, you may read her biweekly BusinessWeek.com column titled “Valley Girl.” She literally wrote the book on the business and culture of the Silicon Valley.
  • Aaron Task, Correspondent, New York: He covered Wall Street for a decade at TheStreet.com, is a frequent guest on major business news programs and his daily podcast “The Real Story” was an award winner on iTunes.
  • Henry Blodget, Contributor, New York: You know the history. Now meet Henry Blodget 2.0, author of the award-winning Read the rest of this entry »

May 22nd, 2008 6:00 UTC

Welcome to the new Yahoo! Finance Blog!

Posted by Yahoo Finance Team in General, New Features

Welcome!

We know you depend on Yahoo! Finance for the current news and info that help you make confident financial decisions. That’s why the Yahoo! Finance team is launching its own blog – to make sure you’re among the first to know when we launch a new feature or product, update our services, fix a glitch or just have a helpful tip to offer.

Want to make sure you’re in the loop with what’s happening with Yahoo! Finance? Add us to your My Yahoo! page, or subscribe to the RSS feed, sign up for email updates, or just bookmark this address. We’ll keep you up-to-date.

We’ll update this blog regularly with the information to make your time on Yahoo! Finance as informative, productive and helpful as possible.

That said – the best way for us to get you the information you want is for you to tell us! Like most blogs, this one is a two-way street. Please drop us a comment to tell us what you think, make suggestions, ask questions or recommend topics.

Your input will help us make the most out of our Yahoo! Finance community.

Welcome aboard,

The Yahoo Finance Team