I have been an active My Yahoo! user since its launch. The Stock Portfolios module was the first tool I used to track stocks. At that time the only investment I made was with my employee stock plans, so I used the module mainly to monitor how other companies in my industry were doing. A bubble and thousands of trades later, I am now actively managing a portfolio of a dozen securities and closely researching more than 100 others. I still find the Stock Portfolios module my best companion when I enjoy the roller-coaster ride of the capital markets.
As an active investor, I use a suite of My Yahoo! modules to track my portfolio performance, monitor foreign currencies, and make informed financial decisions. Specifically, I’ve found it handy to set up my page like a financial dashboard, with Marketing Summary , Company News and Stock Portfolios grouped next to each other.
When the markets are in session, I periodically scan the dashboard from left to right, starting at the NASDAQ intraday chart and other key indices, followed by latest news about the stocks I hold. I end at my portfolios, looking for any significant price movements that may require my immediate attention. This often triggers me to look for related news, so I point my mouse over the news icon next to the stock symbol for more info. In addition, the Stock Portfolios module also allows me to track cash balances, money market funds, mutual funds, ETFs, currencies, options and futures, in all major exchanges worldwide.
For the international investors, merchants and travelers among us, the Currency Converter provides a quick and easy way to manage forex transactions. Tip: you can track the exchange rate to as many as 6 foreign currencies at the same time by putting the currency (e.g. USD) in both the top row and the leftmost column of the currency table. This is just one of the many ways to use this compact but powerful module.
My Yahoo! Product Manager