Google Finance: portfolio feature will be retired in November 2017
Google announced today that it will retire the portfolio feature of Google Finance in mid-November 2017.
The company creates an updated version of Google Finance currently, and will remove the portfolio feature as part of that process.
Google states on a support page that highlights the deprecation of the feature that it wants to make the site more accessible and user-friendly, and as part of that restructuring, the portfolios feature has to go.
In an ongoing effort to make Google Finance more accessible and user-friendly for a wider audience, weâ€™re making a few changes to the service in November 2017.
The company notes that Google Finance users will still be able to follow stocks that they are interested in. Existing Google Finance portfolios will be migrated automatically according to the company so that stocks are followed automatically on Google Finance.
It is unclear at this point in time how the new experience will look like as the redesigned version of Google Finance has not launched yet. The only indication that Google provides is that Google Finance users will be able to follow stocks, market trends and industry news.
The "add to portfolio" links are still displayed on Google Finance, and the only indication that portfolios will be retired is displayed on the My Portfolio page itself.
Google Finance users who maintain a portfolio on the site can download the data to spreadsheet or OFX format.
Google Finance portfolio alternatives
Here is a list of alternatives that you may want to check out if you want to keep on managing portfolios.
- JStock (Desktop)-- A free Java-based software program to keep an eye on your portfolio. It supports alerts, watchlists, charts, and news among other things.
- MSN Money (Online)-- Portfolio manager by MSN. Manage your portfolio online or on Windows 10 devices.
- My Stocks Portfolio and Widget (Android) -- Free app to manage one or multiple portfolios on Android devices. Features real-time quotes, currency conversion, charts, market news and more.
- Ticker Stock Portfolio Manager (iOS) -- Manage one or multiple portfolios on iOS devices. Supports notifications and more. Includes subscription upgrades.
- Yahoo Finance Portfolios (Online)-- This requires a Yahoo account. You can track performance of stocks in real-time, and get news and other information related to your symbols.
The best one out there is probably the one by Investing.com
Has way more features than your average portfolio, plus it’s free and available on their apps.
I’ve been using Stockfolio for a few months now. Worth checking out if you are using macOS. Link: https://stockfolioapp.com
The portfolio feature currently requires a Google sign-in, but it’s not necessary to volunteer for that level of privacy abuse.
No sign-in is needed if you create one or more browser bookmarks which include a list of stock symbols, like this:
[Example only, above does not represent actual holdings. No endorsement implied or intended. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. No purchase necessary. Not liable for damages arising from use or misuse. If rash, irritation, redness, or swelling develops, discontinue reading. Read only with proper ventilation. May contain information that is confidential, privileged or unsuitable for overly sensitive persons with low self-esteem, no sense of humor or irrational religious beliefs.]
I specifically liked the simplicity and functionality of Google Finance portfolios. I was able to find a very good online replacement – wallmine portfolios. It was very easy to setup and can be managed and explored nicely.
pain in the a**
Well ‘the Goog’ sh*t-canned the portfolio manager in late October rather than mid-November – which was a considerable bite. Why can’t they keep their word?
The G’ portfolio feature was (past tense) pretty great. It accurately tracked dividends, did something rational on splits and other distributions. Google.com/finance will be missed. Google’s treatment of ‘customers’ – not so much.
Huh? It’s still there for me. What are you seeing instead?
I discovered the same when accessing Google Finance using Google Chrome. However, open using a different browser and your portfolio’s should still be accessible. But for how many days, I don’t know.
if you use Google Drive, you can create your own Sheet, and use the =GOOGLEFINANCE formula to pull in a live quote for a particular stock. For example if you want to show the LSE GlaxoSmithKline price in cell A1, simply type
and it will automatically update the prices for you.
To re-create your Google Finance portfolio, simply export your holdings, buy dates etc, to Excel, then drop them into the Google Drive Sheet and use the above formula to create exactly the same table.
I feel like wallmine (someone has mentioned them already) has all the things I need – buy/sell/sell short, dividends, splits, and performance returns. It’s not the most advanced in terms of reports but for works well for tracking and great for exploring.
If you need decent reports, you should try Sharesight. It’s easily the best in that regard.
The best free alternative that I’ve found is AlphaTrackr (https://www.alphatrackr.com). They have also quite advanced reports, stock screener, etc..
Google change in Finance page is a total “F” up. It is clear to me that it is not changing to benefit the user but is changing to “monetize” the page at the behest of or in an effort to collect more ad revenue. Guess I am going to have to switch to Yahoo.
This is an atrocity. I’ve been using this chart feature for years to track stocks and the tech settings.
Google can kiss my ass.
Yahoo offers this.
No entiendo la decisiÃ³n de Google. Ni siquiera ofrecen la posibilidad de pagar por el tan Ãºtil servicio “Portfolio”. I donÂ´t understand.
I loved the old portfolio system because I was able to determine which stock I want to track and observe. I don’t want recommendation; I know what I want. This re-design is the worst!!!
This new Google finance page is not user friendly it is user useless…total waste…this is what happens when you hire a bunch of wet behind the ears newborn nitwits who have no concept of reality. Its not a fucking iphone with one button for the retarded….its finance and complicated, so way to go dip shits you have demonstrated your complete lack of knowledge. Go back to playing with snap chat and selfies that no one gives two shits about…leave the real machinery to grownups..
This new Google finance page is not user friendly it is user useless…total waste…this is what happens when you hire a bunch of wet behind the ears newborn nitwits who have no concept of reality. Its not an iphone with one button for the retarded….its finance and complicated, so way to go… you have demonstrated your complete lack of knowledge. Go back to playing with snap chat and selfies that no one gives a flip about…leave the real machinery to grownups..
totally agree . i couldn’t be more disappointed when i saw this new shit finance page. totally useless.
Why can’t Google give us the option of having the Google Portfolio? Les Rich
Check out https://www.portfoloo.com. comparing to many other alternatives, you can manage unlimited portfolios, stocks and ETFS for free. Features and dashboard are very similar to Google finance portfolio tracker.
I’m extremely disappointed in Google for discontinuing their portfolio feature.
This was a service, I believed to be great, and will be sorely missed.
I’m extremely disappointed in Google lots start a petition maybe maybe theyl bring it back
Can’t find my portfolio anywhere. Where did it go?