How can we improve Yahoo Finance's Search?

The new search is so bad, it is a shame that Yahoo came up with this. It does nothing for me

Change it to the Old "Search" for Finance or find a new one. This one is so BAD, it is unbelievable that you got something like this. Go and learn from others; just any of them.

Any search I put in, the "Search" tells me that it does not recognize it. Same for stock symbols

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  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Bad idea........... I want it right on the home page like it was..very confusing ..too many steps

  • Chi Chan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    yahoo finance is getting worse and worse. the site 15 years ago was the best.

  • Alan Baren commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Search often does not find a good ticker since lookup is slow to response or does not respond at all with a message of "no matching ticker" when that is simply not true.

    Suggested enhancements:
    1. If you type a good ticket and press enter, the site should simply take you to that page. That sometimes works, but other times, you needs to lookup to first response, select an ticket and then select go.
    Tickers like M and F often go to the wrong place.

    2. A Go to Ticker field would be idea on the side bar. When you know the ticket and don't have to look it up. simply want to enter it and go. There is not reason for a lookup in this case. Top bar should be:

    Go to ticker: _____ (GO) Search for ticker: _________ (Lookup)

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Totally agree....please revert back to the old search. This site is becoming quite annoying to deal with as it relates to search.

  • Dr Google DeRo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I agree with Dan's comment. If I type "AAPL" and hit enter, I want to see Apple stock, not some lady I have never heard of. Stock ticker symbols should be the default that pops up. DIS is another example.

  • Dan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Get rid of the "Go to …" on the first line of some stock symbol searches. Very annoying. If I type in a stock symbol, that's what I want to see!!! Terrible.

  • Anala Prophecee commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    FFS JUST DECOUPLE THE SEARCH FROM THE REST OF YOUR WEB PAGE SO IT WORKS CORRECTLY. I SHOULDNT HAVE TO LOAD 100 ADS AND VIDEOS BEFORE IT WORKS

    IT IS NOT AN IMPOSSIBLE TASK

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    You should keep what you had. It serves my needs. The new feature will be disastrous and it goes against what I designed for my stock quotes. I suggest that you improve the existing portfolio design by providing a column for the cost basis.

  • logie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    When I search for a particular stock, it does not give me the quote unless it is on the box.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    GO BACK TO THE OLD WAY, AND FIRE THE PERSON WHO INVENTED THIS AWKWARD NEW FORMAT.

  • John Burton commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yahoo Finance - POS!
    Does not recognize simple stock or mutual fund symbols most of the time anymore.

    A user hostile interface!

  • M O commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    does not accept symbols or company names, just show a " and responses with "not found"

  • gerald mctyre commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Your stupid search thingy kept telling me to use correct symbols like MSFT and GE... The freaking search engine of yours did not even know that I did use those exact symbols and it still kept telling me that no results were found ! Your search engine is USELESS !

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