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Put competitor information back in!

Put competitor information back in! Every time I visit this site it becomes less useful. I used Yahoo Finance exclusively for years and recommended it to fellow investors, because of features unique to your site. One by one you eliminate features and are focused more on advertising as evidenced by your log-in screen which is one big add. Now I use other sites more and may stop using Yahoo Finance entirely. You are making yourselves obsolete.

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    Anonymous shared a merged idea: RETURN COMPETITOR DATA AND THE OLD "NEWS" FORMAT  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: bring back segment of previous Yahoo Finance stock page.....missing company  ·   · 

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        In an effort to improve you have regressed by eliminating the data that Investor's use. The new format may be great for Traders, but not for us who invest for the long haul. Eliminating Competitor Data, reworking the News Section, and your new Chart section has made you similar to every other Financial site out there. Nothing now is unique about Yahoo Finance, except its sameness. I have been force3d to almost eliminate you as my primary source for cogent information.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Not all users of Yahoo Finance are Traders. Many of us are Investors who buy Stocks for the long term. The old Competitor Data was invaluable to quickly see how a given Company performs in relation to its peers. The News Section concentrated only on a Company being researched. Often, this has lead me to invest in a Company that was not on my radar, not the one I originally wanted data on. Yahoo is not alone in giving more weight to the metrics Traders are looking for. I understand that the Brokerage Houses make more money from their frequent trader clients, and most of their data streams have moved this way also, Yahoo Finance was in the unique position of providing Competitor data in a quickly accessed format giving you one valuable tool your competition doesn't. I for one understand that Yahoo needs adds to survive, but you need page views. Yahoo Finance once stood out by offering a clean, specific News Feed. The new format has become the same as most other sites in this area also. My reasons for using your page are no longer my first choice.

      • madisonmadison commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please PLEASE return yahoo finance to the old version, where everything could be seen quickly and easily. This new system is horrible and requires constant scrolling and clicking just to find basic data and news, which makes it useless when trading. Yahoo had a great product that was second to none - so I don't understand why you would destroy it like this. ... I used the Canadian site for several months after you wrecked the U.S. one - but you've since destroyed the Canadian site too.
        Please - PLEASE - restore it to the old version.

      • Alex JanssenAlex Janssen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I used to use the list of competitors to compare stock value. Just put the old pages back. I see no extra value in the new pages. I see lost value.

      • jecjecjecjec commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Bring back the old "Board". The current conversations is terrible as indicated by so few people even using it. The number of ads is causing countless Hangs and "please be patient, our engineers etc etc.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I understand you need ads but when they block half the page they just aren't efective they are just a pain in the butt the best ones are off to the side
        as bad the site is now it is still the best one I can find but it was a
        lot better a year ago

      • HornblowerHornblower commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The new format is not useful at all on a PC. Hard to find anything and it is spread out all over the place. Are any of the "old guys" still around to straighten this out?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The old site was much better. Need that competitors information. The AU Yahoo finance site is still very clean and useful. Please change the US site back.

      • JonnyJonny commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hello Yahoo, I send the above original comment about your failing Finance cite; seeing the comments below and having continued to visit the site but having a horridly terrible time dealing with the biased editorials [have written them off = do not bother wasting time reading the nonsense]; gone sideways with your data support for stocks etc.; you are dying a death by a thousand cuts; sad, you were the best of them all -- what happened? clearly you have NOT heard a word well over 100 have written to you about...sorry for your patch to oblivion...hope the new owner will be smart and revive the best you once had

      • gerdgerd commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Incredible how companies pay big bucks to some stupid programmers who - as it's obvious - never use the site themselves.
        Yahoo Finance has become **** - plain and simple.
        But I get the impression that this has been done on purpose.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Lost the Analysis comparative estimates of industry, sector and SP500 earnings and earnings growth next to the individual stock estimates. Was informed by message from Yahoo it would be re-added. That was many months ago. When will it be done? Many other things that the old site offered are missing or not as good. How about offering us the option to use previous version?

      • LarLar commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Agree! The era BACK when Y-Finance used "BigCharts" the charting was useful, return to that time would be a GREAT improvement and usefulness. Y-finance started changing and became useless. When the "old" pages loaded they were user friendly, multi stats, easy to use and compare.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        What other sites are people using? After years of using Yahoo Finance and loving it, I can't access my various portfolios for over a week already. No matter if trying in the office, on my phone or on the iPad, nothing works. That's with different browsers, so don't blame the browser, the issue popped up everywhere on the same day. It's so frustrating.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Your new system is virtually useless and I now get the information I once got from Yahoo at another financial site. Similiar comment applies to your new messenger. I now use a messenger from another site most of the time

      • JohnJohn commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I am using other sites for financials now since yahoo has made their site almost totally useless and obsolete. Return to the format of old and you will enjoy increased visits and activity on your pages and I may decide to return to using your financial pages for stock research and screening.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Unfortunately ca.yahoo.com has now also gone to this terrible Yahoo Finance system. Up to a few days ago, you could still get old format/content screens. Yes, competitors has always been a feature I used. However, what about all the other things, like removing useful chart indicators like %WR plus others. Why would a company sabotage there own products?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        You've been blanking around with this for over 6 months. Go back to your original financial page. This thing is totally useless!!!!!!!!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        You've been blanking around with this for over 6 months. Go back to your original financial page. This thing is totally useless!!!!!!!!

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