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Mobile Finance gets smarter, faster, better

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 8:30 AM

We first announced Google Finance for smartphones in August, bringing your latest portfolio quotes and market charts to your fingertips, even when you’re away from your desk. But what about mutual funds and portfolios? Today we’re pleased to announce a number of improvements to the mobile site that will make it easier -- and faster -- to get your key finance updates on the go.

Mutual Funds
Now in addition to seeing the latest stock and market index quotes on the mobile site, you can view mutual funds’ prices, performance and key statistics on your smartphone just by entering the ticker into the search box.

Big Charts in Landscape
Chances are your smartphone has a much bigger screen than prior phones you had, so take advantage of it. You can now view wider stock charts just by turning your phone on it’s side and looking in landscape view, as in the photo above.

Portfolio Performance
View more than just the last price and market cap for stocks in your portfolio; now you can see how your portfolio is performing right this minute, no matter where you are. Simply click the Performance tab from the Portfolio page to see the Market Value, Day’s Gain, and Overall performance of your custom Google Finance portfolio.

We all know the feeling. You’re on the run and using your smartphone for information you need right away...and the page takes forever to load. Well, we can’t help when the mobile networks get overloaded or you’re out of the 3G zone, but we are doing everything we can to help you get the information you need as fast as possible. We now cache the CSS and Javascript from pages on the mobile site so that reloads are faster than ever.

So hop on that smartphone of yours and start trying out the new features. And be sure to catch the latest from the Google Finance team on Twitter.