Yahoo Finance App Review
As far as the mechanics of the app, it works great. It keeps up fairly well with the current stock prices. It is easy to add, edit, or delete stock symbols from your watch list. There is also a little chart that provides the price direction of the stock although sometimes it is a little behind. The news section falls short of expectations though. It does provide links to articles to read but some are from other news sources that you have to subscribe to in order to read them. The Yahoo Finance articles have a definite leftist liberal bias and really don’t belong on a business app. Whoever the editor is, needs to be schooled on what is relevant business news and what is just a hit piece against the other side. The news articles also come too late to know what is going on if the market is making a big move. So I suggest that you spend less time promoting your political agenda and more time reporting what is currently going on in the market, like real business news, so traders can actually stay informed with information that affects their investments. You also should have a remark section on your articles so readers can give you feedback.
More information available and very intuitive than most .when using other sites I had to come back to Yahoo finance to get complete picture
I would give five stars except so many times I click on a certain story when I get there I am asked to subscribe , even though the same story that needs subscription you can find it for free on another site. Public information should not require subscription.
Very frustrating to click on story then it tells you you need to subscribe, I understand the reason behind it ,but if the story is public knowledge then it should be read without the annoying subscribe first ,if the story is exclusive to that site only then I understand someone need to subscribe. Most of the time it is not Yahoo but others who put the story on Yahoo then ask for subscription before finishing reading the news.
Decent, Could Be Better
I generally enjoy using Finance. I love its design and the content, but the functionality is just overbearingly poor at times. One can only love an app so much until its practicability becomes detrimental to the user.
Among the app’s abilities is the quintessential feature of portfolio tracking. There are two ways to begin tracking your portfolio, either manually or by linking your brokerage. At first thought — I had found a panacea — an app that could solve my task of portfolio tracking along with decent news. The only problem that I have with their portfolio tracking, through the linked brokerage, is that my portfolio is inaccurately represented. The money in my account is noticeably off balance and fails to display my actual balance. The point of a portfolio is to track your assets, which this app fails to do accurately.
That is my only complaint regarding the app and I hope my commentary is useful to interested users. 4/5. Decent app.
Bad Changes to Important Data
Thank you for the response. I’m happy you at least responded. But you said you “are trying to figure out how to incorporate price & %” Guess my question is why do you have to figure it out when you already had it on old version? You had it perfect & had it figured out; but changed it for the worse. Bottom line, I’m glad you responded & sincerely HOPE you actually DO take it seriously & change it back ASAP! I won’t use (and I know many others that feel the same) until it’s corrected. Thanks again & I hope you return the POINTS along with % soon. Thank you!!
You changed the “points” the Dow, S&P, etc from the main page at the top. Only listing the % up or down & NOT the POINTS up or down.
WHY would you take that away?? You made an update , but TOOK AWAY data!?
Financial Professionals use Yahoo finance app to see certain data at a glance. You subtracted data!!!
Does that make sense? Don’t let programmers change things that your audience wants & needs!
Your app used to be better than CNBC, now it’s worse. I will only use CNBC app going forward unless you change and bring back the +/- points. In case you don’t realize what you changed, it used to show -10% AND -200 points. Now, only the %.
Bring the points AND the % back.
Recent updates have decreased functionality
I have used Yahoo Finance for over 5 years on my iPad for my Watchlist. Then I would rate it 4 to 5 stars consistently until the past month or so.
For a Homepage, it should be a summary of the market indices and the Watchlist in spreadsheet form where I can quickly scan 30 to 40 stocks at a time which Yahoo Finance used to do. Then a week or so ago, the market indices would disappear when I would tap My Watchlist to see in spreadsheet form. Now I have the market indices, but my Watchlist is in a single column where I have to scroll down for 2 minutes to review some 200 stocks on my list.
Before I could glance at the spreadsheet form and the blinking of the red and green tags of prices updating would give me some sense of how actively the stock is being traded. Then I could quickly tap on that stock for more detail. I cannot be constantly scrolling a single column list, and is nonsensical to get a feel of the market.
Bring back the older interface. If you need to improve it, have the market indices row stay frozen while I can scroll a few times only to scan my entire watchlist. Give the user the ability to move or group our stocks in a certain order. Right now older inputted stocks are at the bottom and newer ones at the top. I would like to group certain stocks scattered throughout my list together without having to form another watchlist. That is all I have to say right now. Improve functionality.
I am not a person who can see above what’s around the next stock, or my typing skills for that matter. We will not even get me started with my grammar for God sake. I have really enjoyed the information that has truly helped me with my stocks, some good some not so. I am not in the best place to give an opinion as to how much it has helped me individually, I’m not that good so what I can tell you is that without the service that I have received is spot on! I have never been so happy with the all the time, and service I have received. All I can say is this is this, if you have it keep it, if you don’t have it get it as soon as possible you won’t be sorry, and last but not least, everything on the bigger picture it will not let you down. “Sis C”
By Stock Watchering
Yahoo Finance helps me track simple and complex purchases, trades and portfolios with real-time updates. I like the extensive charting tools and analyst reviews. I also like the news associated with each security being listed below the profile.
They need to fix the bug in the chart comparisons: when you compare multiple stocks in a single chart and change the time period (1M, YTD, etc) the compared stocks do not show the latest trade price while the referenced stock does. This renders the comparison worthless because it is not a fair comparison. Beyond that, I wish I could move the data from one portfolio into another without having to manually re-enter. I like the phone app’s display of pre- and post-market percentage changes while in list view. It would be great be able to see charts of the prices in these sessions. Over all, a very helpful tool!
Overall this app has gotten much more powerful with time, but is not quite at the place where I’d like it to be. First, while new features were added to make the app have all the content as its desktop counterpart, some small UI tweaks are needed to make the financials data and other in-depth sections easier to view on mobile devices because of the smaller screen and massive amount of information. And I would like to see a better news feed that incorporates a more varied amount of sources. Also, I’d like to see the font switched to the native iOS font as I think it is more appealing, and switch the advertisement system to have less intrusive banner ads instead of the way the ads are currently presented. Other than that, this app is an essential for keeping track of the market.
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I enjoy this App; watch it most time & it with Facebook same time ; thanks for this service. Look at everyday With virus going around be safe & God bless.i like it has conversations to read what others find out in there research I hope it true not false , God Bless again & Be safe to all in the world we really are all visiting here to embrace each other of all colors when u really think abut it we are on inside the same with red love or red blood & I believe our GoD Watching is all actions are words I sure he disappointed when we if we go to heaven doesn’t separate by race I sure that a tough subject love all in ur circle of life all visiting here don’t hate outside it much better, easier to show peace go live . It SAD to watch on TV show HATE in NY & others states .
I loved this app But after this last update, no more "grid" view on iPad when in landscape mode. I used to be able to see all of my holdings and see all of the price quotes in three grid rows. It was a wonderful thing and so helpful in monitoring my portfolio. Now after this update, it is pretty much useless for me, unless they fix these issues ASAP. Looks like many others are having the same problem. Please return the grid settings as before, or many will be deleting this app and looking for a better platform.
*Updated Review* Thank you for correcting the grid view! I can once more use this app daily as my go to! Thank you for addressing the problem and listening to the many users that were affected. Five Stars!