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October 29th, 2013 12:29 UTC

We’ve Moved!

Posted by Finance Team Yahoo in General

We’ve moved! As of today, the Yahoo! Answers official blog has moved to Come on over and check out the new digs!

We've Moved!








February 25th, 2011 8:08 UTC

Yahoo! Finance Introduces MarketDash for iPad

Posted by Yahoo Finance Team in General, mobile, Portfolios

Earlier this week Yahoo! Finance launched a brand new app for the top-selling tablet on the market. iPad users now have anytime access to their portfolios and stocks they care about most through MarketDash. The new iPad app provides real-time market data, news and charts, letting you walk away from your desk, yet still stay in sync with your investments.

The interactive app takes advantage of the iPad’s multi-touch capabilities so you can manipulate views of stock charts; the ability to scroll across hours, days or months of market action; plot points in time; and even compare multiple stock tickers in one compelling chart. Anyone interested in following the market, or specific stocks on the iPad can now use Yahoo! Finance’s reliable and personalized tools anywhere, anytime.

We’ve become so dependent on our mobile devices that it’s important to have a seamless experience across all of the technology we use on a daily basis. That’s why Yahoo! Finance provides centralized storage of portfolios and watch lists.

Add a stock to a watch list from your iPad and it will show up instantly in the Yahoo! Finance app for iPhone or Android phones or when you view your portfolio on Yahoo! Finance. No matter where you log in to your account you will see updated and personalized portfolio data.

To download MarketDash, go to the App Store or search for MarketDash in the App Store from your iPad!

February 9th, 2011 3:28 UTC

Preview the New Yahoo! Finance Portfolios

Posted by Yahoo Finance Team in General, Portfolios, User Experience

Ongoing product innovation is important to Yahoo! and we constantly test various product designs and features to gain valuable feedback and insights from our users. Part of this process includes identifying how we can make Yahoo! Finance even more useful and personally relevant.

On Tuesday night we started testing a new Yahoo! Finance Portfolio experience in the US to further enhance usability. Based on feedback about certain key features, we have chosen to move users back to the previous Portfolio experience and will make additional updates and modifications before we roll out the new features to our US users. The previous version will be back as soon as possible – we’re hoping to have it restored by the end of the day (Thursday).

Unrelated to the Portfolios redesign, we are currently experiencing an issue on a small select set of tickers on Yahoo! Finance. Tickers such as SPY, FPX, PLND, KCE and others. The team is actively working to restore these tickers. As a result, your Portfolio experience may show “No such ticker symbol”. We will have this issue resolved shortly.

Users that preferred the updated version can continue to access it through tour U.K. site or our Canada site. We apologize for any inconvenience this caused.

We’ll soon be launching a new version of Yahoo! Finance portfolios in the US. The update features a sleek new design, more flexible ways to create, view and modify portfolios, and a more intuitive user interface. All of your existing portfolios data will remain intact.

Below is a list of improvements that we think you’ll enjoy:

  • Creating portfolios: Simplified and streamlined the process.
  • Editing portfolios: Add and remove symbols directly from portfolio view page.
  • Adding holdings: Easily add holdings and cost-basis information used to calculate value and performance.
  • Sorting your data: Instantly sort data by clicking the table headings (“Last trade,” “Volume,” “Mkt Cap,” …).
  • New ‘Recent Quotes’ page: Detailed views from the popular “Recent Quotes” module on the front page.
  • Additional ways to create portfolios: Your “Recent Quotes” and “Multiple Quote” results can be saved as a portfolio for quick future access.
  • New Yahoo! Finance Portfolios (screenshot)

    For a sneak peak at the new Yahoo! Finance portfolios, please visit our U.K. site or our Canada site, where the new design has already been launched. After you have logged in, click on the “My Portfolios” tab, and you will be able to view your portfolios as they will appear after the U.S. launch.

    Portfolios are one of the top features on Yahoo! Finance and we will continue to refine the portfolios section and add new features and innovations over the coming months. Feel free to use the ‘Feedback’ link on the UK or Canada sites. We’ll also have ‘Feedback’ turned on in the US when we launch.

    Whether you use portfolios to track your actual investments, to manage watchlists of companies or a combination of both, it’s our goal to deliver the functionality you need with an intuitive and reliable solution.

    Are you on the hunt for the perfect tip, investing ideas or community thoughts around a particular ticker/company? Find it cumbersome to navigate from one site to another on the web? Want to stay in the know on the insider transactions, quarterly earnings, and analyst’s upgrades/downgrades all on the same page?

    Your Yahoo! Finance team has a solution! Today, we released ‘Market Pulse’ which is an aggregated stream of information from around the web. We blend the quality data from our launch partners such as Stocktwits and Covestor with internal feeds to show what’s happening in real time. We believe this continuous stream of information will help you get an edge on your trades. More partners will be joining the stream soon.

    Market Pulse

    Trending Pulse: While you are reading the pulse, you may be interested to know what’s buzzing on Market Pulse on Yahoo! Finance. Trending Pulse helps you identify companies that have an unusual amount of buzz among active investors throughout the tickers on Yahoo! Finance. We are very happy with the results and have discovered some interesting companies in this process. Hope you will find it useful too.

    Trending Pulse

    We have added feedback links at the bottom of all the Market Pulse pages. As always, we appreciate your feedback on the site.

    Happy Investing !!!

    -The Market Pulse team

    November 18th, 2010 6:38 UTC

    Yahoo! Finance Europe, Rebooted

    Posted by Yahoo Finance Team in General

    The globalization train marches on. We have re-launched all the 5 sites in Europe. Investors in Europe now have access to all the good stuff that Yahoo! Finance has to offer. Here is a list of major new features :

    • Modern look and feel.
    • Quotes data now gets streamed.
    • Find stocks, funds and other instruments easily using the Autocomplete search box.
    • Watch business Videos.
    • New interactive charts.
    • Share articles on Facebook and Twitter.

    Check out the new sites :

    Happy Investing !!!

    October 5th, 2010 4:51 UTC

    Yahoo! Brings #1 Finance Site to Android

    Posted by Yahoo Finance Team in General, mobile, New Features

    Today we’re very excited to announce the launch of our brand new Yahoo! Finance app for Android. Now our users with an Android device have access to the No. 1 finance site in the U.S. – built specifically for their phone.

    With Yahoo! Finance for Android, some of the great features customers get include:

    • Real-time quotes*
    • Customizable stock watch list
    • Access to Yahoo! Finance portfolios
    • Company stats and news
    • Tech Ticker videos

    At launch the app is available only in the U.S., but soon we’ll make it available around the world with local content for each market.

    To get the app, simply visit the Android Market from your Android device and search for Yahoo!. You’ll see Yahoo! Finance listed alongside some of the other great apps we’ve launched for Android.

    You can also scan this barcode with your Android phone to access the app:

    Download Yahoo! Finance for Android

    Yahoo! Finance for Android

    We hope you love the app!

    Carl Teeple – North America product lead, mobile media products
    Aaron Zitzer – Yahoo! Finance Product Manager

    * Real-Time quotes provided by BATS Exchange

    September 1st, 2010 8:44 UTC

    Australia and New Zealand Yahoo! Finance get a makeover

    Posted by Yahoo Finance Team in General

    We are pleased to roll out new Yahoo! Finance sites for Australia and New Zealand . This is part of our strategy to bring all Yahoo! Finance properties on the global platform that allows us to roll out new features uniformly.

    We kick started the globalization process with the launch of new sites in Argentina, Mexico, Brazil and Singapore in Mar 2010. Australia and New Zealand are part of the second wave. This does not end here. By the end of this year we would migrate many more regions to our global platform.

    Our users from Down Under now have access to a highly improved charts experience. The charts are now bigger and interactive. Find tickers easily using the “Autocomplete” quote search box. The news reading experience has been enhanced. Share your favorite news articles on Facebook and Twitter using the Share buttons embedded in each article page. Check the market movers on the front-page.

    Happy Investing!!

    July 29th, 2010 5:07 UTC

    Now even easier to compare investments and read press releases on Yahoo! Finance

    Posted by Yahoo Finance Team in General

    We know you all spend time each day monitoring your current and researching new investments. Today Yahoo! Finance rolled out a series of new features to help you in this process, and also to help you discover new opportunities and news. Here is an overview of your new site features:

    On Equity “Ticker” pages (example: YHOO, AAPL), you can now find comparisons between the ticker you are looking at and other related tickers in the same industry. Comparisons are shown between the daily price change %, as well as market cap.

    Equity Comparison

    For “Indices” pages (example: DJI), you now quickly get the biggest gainers and losers for the index listed right on the ticker home page.

    Index Components

    For “Mutual Fund” quote pages (example: VFINX), you now get a quick snapshot of the Top Holdings right on the top level page — as many of you requested.


    For all of our analysts out there…We have broken out Press Releases for you on each ticker page. Now you get quick access to the most recent official company announcements. We know that with all the news we offer it can often be difficult to find the original press release. This should now be easier for you.


    Last but not least, Aaron Task and his tech|ticker videos are now viewable from your iPad. Check out the latest video from Aaron: Foreclosures Up in 1H But So Is Housing Affordability: “Let’s Not Throw In the Towel”

    May 19th, 2010 9:21 UTC

    New Yahoo! Finance sites in Latin America and Southeast Asia

    Posted by Yahoo Finance Team in General

    Today the Yahoo! Finance team rolled out new Yahoo! Finance sites in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, and Singapore. Already in 20+ countries around the world, this is the first wave of a global Yahoo! Finance platform that is rolling out across the globe. This global platform now enables new countries to be onboarded at a rapid pace, and all countries receive new features at the same time. If you are one of our users in these new countries, you will be excited to know that these sites are now upgraded with functionality you have seen on this U.S. website. This includes a new News reading experience, currency tools, localized content, a new Investing section, interactive charts, and more. Watch the sites closely over the coming months as additional content is added, as well as improvements to our industry leading Quote web pages.

    Thank you for making Yahoo! Finance the #1 place you research and watch your investments – globally!

    David Putnam
    Sr. Director, Yahoo! Finance

    October 14th, 2009 11:39 UTC

    Message Boards Updated, How to Create ‘Private’ Posts and Replies

    Posted by Yahoo Finance Team in General, User Experience


    Earlier this week we made a number of updates to the Yahoo! Finance message boards. Among them was a move to the latest identity management system being used across much of Yahoo!. While there were some strong user benefits of this feature, it created a lot of confusion and we didn’t communicate with you as much as we should have. Based on your input, we have rolled back to the previous way of managing and displaying your identity on the message boards.

    Over 20 million people come to Yahoo! Finance each month and many of you visit one or more of the nearly 1 million Finance message boards. Some use the message boards as a source for company research or to share investing tips and strategies. For others it’s just a source of entertainment.

    Regardless of your reason for visiting, it’s essential that your virtual identity is protected and that you can trust that the authors of the messages you read are who you think they are. Many of you have been using the Finance message boards for years, have developed reputations based on your insights and have even built friendships. Your identity is your personal brand on the message boards and it must be protected.

    Unfortunately, communities this large and focused often become the target of abuse. That’s certainly the case for the Finance message boards. Efforts earlier this year helped to reduce the incidents of reported abuse by 45% but we still have a long way to go. We’re also constantly working to improve other issues like message boards that are missing when there is a new ticker or a ticker change.

    Issues related to abuse and privacy are what prompted the new features this week. As soon as we saw your reaction, people across the organization immediately began evaluating a number of solutions and ultimately decided to remove the new feature.

    You have our commitment that any future changes like this will be clearly communicated well ahead of time, that your voices will be heard and that your input will help guide the final implementation. We ALWAYS welcome your feedback and suggestions.

    The Yahoo! Finance Message Boards were updated yesterday to support improvements in the way that user profiles can be used. In addition to new features, these updates are designed to help protect your identity, to give you more control and flexibility, and to prevent spam and abuse. For more information on Profiles please visit the Profiles blog.

    We want to make it very clear that your privacy and user experience are extremely important. You can still post and reply to messages without publicly exposing your personal information. However, the process has changed a bit. This post provides a step-by-step tutorial. Most of these steps will only need to be completed once.

    In order to post or reply to a message on the Yahoo! Finance Message Boards, you need to be signed in to a Yahoo! account.

    You can choose to post your message using your primary name or a private alias. If you prefer to use a private alias, users on the message boards will only see your alias name and it will not link to your profile. This tutorial will show you how to create and use a private alias on the message boards. Of course, if you prefer, you can also simply change your full name and display name in your profile settings. Additional information on aliases.

    1) Visit your Profile page:

    From your profile page, select ‘View Account Info’ from the ‘Account Info’ tab.


    On the Account Info page, scroll down to the ‘Account Settings’ section and select ‘Manage your Yahoo! aliases’.


    On the ‘Manage your Yahoo! identities’ page, click ‘Add an alias’ then enter your desired alias name and click ‘Save’ to the right.


    You can control how people find you and how your aliases are displayed by then visiting the settings page:

    Uncheck any aliases that you want to remain private then click save.


    Now, when you go post or reply to a message on the Yahoo! Finance Message Boards, you’ll see your identities listed in the ‘Identity’ dropdown box.

    If you want to keep your identity private, be sure to use the alias that was unchecked in the previous settings page. Messages that are posted using a private alias will not display your name or profile information and will not link to your profile. Look forward to seeing your posts!

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