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.