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.