Yahoo Finance News

I want to call attention to News at Yahoo Finance.  I have used Yahoo Finance for 15 years and have found it valuable.  As time has gone on, Yahoo has added low value news sources like Seeking Alpha, Motley Fool, and Zacks.  These are websites that if I could eliminate them, it would be done already.

News at Yahoo Finance is the best free source of finance news that I know of.  If there is a better source of free finance news, please let me know.

My main gripe with Yahoo Finance is that it allows for considerable customization of the news feed, but excludes certain providers, such as:

  • Bloomberg
  • CNBC
  • Financial Times
  • Fortune
  • Fox Business
  • Investor’s Business Daily
  • Morningstar
  • Motley Fool
  • Seeking Alpha
  • The Daily Ticker
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • Wall St. Cheat Sheet
  • Zacks

I have written Yahoo Finance about this issue three times but have not gotten any help from them.  Maybe they get a lot of revenue from those that I don’t want to see.  If that is true, let them tell shareholders about it, and us as well.

The three entities I would like to block occupy 25% of my news feed.  Yahoo, do you think you can allow me to block them?  It makes reading your news feed a lot harder.

PS — yes, it says you can block Motley Fool, and I have unchecked that box, but I still get them.


  • rhp says:

    If you use an RSS feed to read the news, you could use Yahoo Pipes to filter the RSS feed.
    It won’t help you if you read the news directly on the Yahoo Finance site, though.

  • Steve Milos says:

    Totally agree with you David. They used to separate blog type news from sources like Reuters and Bloomberg; I would love the option to choose the news sources.

  • cfischer says:

    You’re being kind to Motley Fool by simply referring to them as “Low Value”..