Computerized Investing > May 14, 2011

Google Finance for Android

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Sync your Google Finance portfolio and stream real-time quotes on your Android device.

Google Finance for Android is a simple, and free, app that allows you to monitor your portfolio, access market news, and stream real-time and delayed quotes for U.S. and international indexes, stocks, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), mutual funds and currencies.


The app is divided into three tabs, the first being Markets. Here you can view the intraday performance of the Dow Jones industrial average, S&P 500 and NASDAQ composite indexes in real-time. Tapping on any of the indexes will take you to a page with more detailed quote data, a chart ranging from one day to over 30 years, and market news headlines.


For those of you who have set up portfolios at the Google Finance website, you can sync so that you can track them from your Android device. This feature was disappointing in that the app only tracks the daily performance of each individual ticker in your portfolio, unlike the web-based version, which provides overall portfolio value and performance. You can add tickers to a portfolio with the app, but you are not able to specify purchase price or number of shares.


The News tab displays overall market news from a variety of sources, including The Wall Street Journal, CNN, MarketWatch, Reuters and You can also access company news by tapping on the companies within a portfolio or by using the app’s “get quotes” feature.


The Google Finance Android app isn’t the flashiest app out there for tracking your portfolios or the market. That being said, it is clean and easy to use. If you are looking for an app with robust portfolio tracking functionality, you will probably be disappointed. But if you are looking for a free and simple app for monitoring the daily activities of your portfolios or the market, the Google Finance app for Android is worth a look.

Google Finance for Android

OS: Android 1.5+

Price: Free


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