Taking Finance Search to the Next Level

January 14th, 2010 1:56 UTC

Posted by Yahoo Finance Team in New Features

Yahoo! Finance is known for the breadth and depth of company information we provide, but sometimes it can be tricky to find exactly what you need. Problem solved. Now you can conduct powerful and comprehensive searches using the new and improved Yahoo! Finance Search.

In addition to finding relevant content across Yahoo! Finance, we now include results from the web and organize it all in a way that’s easy to use. The new Finance Search can uncover details on companies and executives, find information on private companies and even help determine what companies are associated with topics.

To get to Finance Search, click “Finance Search” in the blue bar on every Yahoo! Finance page:

Quote Summary

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

From here, enter your search. Or, browse a list of the day’s popular finance searches.

Search Landing

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Section 1: Quote Information

A quote appears when your search exactly matches a ticker or a quote name. You’ll see pricing information and a chart.

Quote Result

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Section 2: News

You’ll see the latest news stories from Yahoo! and across the web.

News Result

 
 
 
 
 
 

Section 3: Company & Quote Results

The list of Companies (public and private), ETFs, Mutual Funds and Indices (from US and worldwide exchanges) is generated from matches between your search and content on Yahoo! Finance, including: company/quote name, ticker, business summary, key execs, analysts, and insiders.

Company and Quote Results

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

As an example, you can enter the name of a person (“Carol Bartz” ) or a topic (“biodynamic farm”) to find related companies. In the example of Carol Bartz, she is a key exec and insider at the companies listed. In the example of “biodynamic farm,” biodynamic farm is mentioned in the business summary on the company profile pages.

Section 4: Yahoo! Finance and Web Search Results

Using Web Search results, you’ll find content available on Yahoo! Finance and the Web. In the default “All Results” view, the first 3 results are from Yahoo! Finance, and the next results are from the Web. You can also view only Yahoo! Finance results or only Web Results.

Web Results

Let us know what you think!