Google Finance

I like money, you like money. When I can't find something to spend my money on, I like to put my money to work for me.

I have a little bit of money right now that's just sitting in a savings account, and I'd rather be making more than a measly 2% (!). However, I've never really ventured into the stock market, or even shopped around for different mutual funds.

Enter Google Finance. In five minutes, I set up a portfolio of 15 different stocks that have been recommended to me by various websites. My plan is to watch their performance over the next month or so, and then make decisions on where to invest based on that.

The best part? Google also lets you have some 'play money'. E.g. I've selected $10,000 to be placed in a few of the stocks that I think will do well. I'll let you know how that goes, but after 3 days I'm down about $50. Whatever.

Check Google Finance out! Maybe one day you'll be a millionaire.

37 comments:

Spongeworthy said...
March 3, 2011 at 7:32 PM

hey, this is pretty cool, my dad dabbled in stocks, ill try my hand at this.

Rachel Neilson said...
March 3, 2011 at 7:43 PM

my dad dabbled in stocks first ^

tyler_crowe said...
March 3, 2011 at 7:59 PM

Invest in Apple, I know most of us are PCs but seriously Apple stock is on the rise and still under $50 a share. If I get a little cash I plan on investing.

rinns said...
March 3, 2011 at 8:02 PM

Invest in silver! That shit has gone up by like $5 in a week!

mmmpieohyeah said...
March 3, 2011 at 9:01 PM

mmm... I'm actually interested in this... sometime in the future I'll check it out

Charles said...
March 3, 2011 at 11:11 PM

I would do this. I might still try this. maybe start with 5 and turn it into 50 etc.

mac-and-me said...
March 4, 2011 at 1:04 AM

interesting checking it out right now

PekkaK said...
March 4, 2011 at 2:44 AM

Thanks for the tip. This looks very interesting.

Patti D. said...
March 4, 2011 at 4:56 AM

the problem I see in investing in stocks is the money you have to pay for those transactions.

Niko said...
March 4, 2011 at 6:16 AM

Thnx for this great information!

Aaron M. Gipson said...
March 4, 2011 at 2:43 PM

Good Lord, is there nothing Google can't do at this point?! I think I'm going to check this out actually...

Burger said...
March 4, 2011 at 4:32 PM

Definitely checking this out, thanks!

thenitefalls said...
March 4, 2011 at 5:18 PM

I never heard of Google finance but google is coming out with everything! They are soon going to rule the world soon!

jgarceau said...
March 4, 2011 at 5:45 PM

I def want to start investing and if there is any company I trust to spearhead something like this it would be Google! lol

Venus said...
March 4, 2011 at 5:55 PM

very nice...thanks for the info

ed said...
March 4, 2011 at 5:56 PM

im broke, otherwise id probably get in on this

Ross said...
March 4, 2011 at 10:13 PM

awesome tips ima try it!

Layman Researcher said...
March 4, 2011 at 10:42 PM

My dad made quite a bit of money off the stock market back in the day

ankmanpro said...
March 5, 2011 at 1:00 AM

Great stuff! Google finance is a good resource. Followed! alphabetalife.blogspot.com

baxxman said...
March 5, 2011 at 1:46 AM

Nice tip! I will try it out!
Baxxmans

Spike said...
March 5, 2011 at 2:13 AM

thanks for the info. Will check google finance

Freek said...
March 5, 2011 at 5:27 AM

That's super informative. I've dreamed of investing in the stock market some day but it always seems like you're jumping in the deep without knowing what you're doing. 10,000 in play money? That's the best frickin' idea!!

Renar said...
March 5, 2011 at 7:30 AM

I'll definetly have to try this out

duffboi said...
March 5, 2011 at 11:24 AM

I hope there comes a time in my life where I try making money work for me. Perhaps I'll give this Google Finance a look. Thanks for sharing.

littledinobug said...
March 5, 2011 at 1:36 PM

Once I get a job I think I will do just this! Thanks!!!

G said...
March 5, 2011 at 2:33 PM

I think a little spending of some google money might be in order

Questions said...
March 5, 2011 at 4:49 PM

I use Google Finance. It's a great tool.

Tony Storm said...
March 6, 2011 at 3:33 AM

the play money idea is awesome, i might try this out just because of that, always wonderer how good i would do in the stockmarket

Jung said...
March 6, 2011 at 11:20 AM

Stock market takes a good amount of know-how to actually do it for real. Went from 5k to 7k last year off some extra money I had :)

stebolius said...
March 6, 2011 at 1:32 PM

Always want found something like this!

Motivationalized said...
March 6, 2011 at 1:54 PM

Dude, I recommend you don't play with this unless you know what you're doing, just my 0.02$.

ebm93 said...
March 6, 2011 at 6:10 PM

Very useful as usual, thanks!

Diorf said...
March 7, 2011 at 5:30 PM

Stocks can be great!

I've earned an okay amount a couple years back, but I quit because it was too stressful for me to suddenly make $200 and then lose $300 the next day.

Random Fan said...
March 8, 2011 at 8:45 AM

I used to work as a financial adviser. I quit because financial advisers don't actually do any work :P. I would strongly, STRONGLY suggest that you read "A Random Walk Down Wall Street". After you read this, you will understand the market and how to make money as well as 90% of the professionals out there. No, that doesn't mean that the book is a mammoth tome that will take you years to get through, it means that the managing money is surprisingly easy and there's no reason you can't do it yourself. Good luck!

My loans said...
March 9, 2011 at 1:13 AM

thanks for your info, i need this.

Chuck said...
March 15, 2011 at 8:41 AM

Looking into this now. Hadn't heard of it until now!

Christophe said...
March 15, 2011 at 10:59 AM

This is a good idea. I've been meaning to look into investing for a while.

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