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Going BATS over Yahoo Finance

I’ve used Yahoo Finance since 1997, I think.  What a great resource.  Today, they announced the return of free real-time quotes.  Nice, though I went through three phases in my reaction.  The first was, “Yes, the whole real-time market.” The second was, “What, just an ECN?”  The third was, “Okay, they trade 9% of all shares traded… that’s not ideal, but that’s pretty good.”

Now, how could Yahoo improve this?  At present, the ECN real-time quotes are only available on single stock quotes.  Create a view where they can be applied to portfolios, and things gets a lot better.  Let those quotes stream, and you have an amazing service.

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3 Responses to Going BATS over Yahoo Finance

  1. By the way, at the bottom of the 9% article, the mention that YAHOO will be using it for portfolios.

  2. Thanks, sigh. I should read more carefully… my mistake was looking for the feature on Yahoo Finance and not finding it… and having missed it in the text, assumed that it was not going to be there.

  3. says:

    so that is why pre/post market quotes are not on my summary view anymore…


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