After logging into my Google Finance portfolio the other day, I was greeted with the following message at the top of the page:
Starting sometime in mid November our portfolios will no longer be hosted on Google Finance. Therefore, I have downloaded a copy of my portfolio to my computer in both CSV and OFX formats.
I’ve been using Google Finance for over a decade for individual stocks. I use it to to track the stocks I own, a watch list of other potential stocks I am interested in, stock news, and company earnings calls. I also use it to track the performance of investments I’ve sold.
Google has been so convenient that I am able to search, read my email, review my calendar, chat with friends, and check my stocks all from their website. However, in the past few years Google has been killing off features.
Here are some potential Google Finance portfolio alternatives:
- Yahoo Finance (Free) – Requires a Yahoo account and I don’t trust that Yahoo will be around very long. I also don’t like their interface, so this one is out
- Wallmine (Free) – Startup company. Import Google Finance portfolio via OFX file (CSV not supported)
- Old School Value (Paid) – Starting at $29/month for the 2 year plan. Google Finance clone plus value investing tools
- Sharesight (Freemium) – Free for 10 holdings and 1 portfolio. Starting at $12/month for 20 holdings and 1 portfolio
- Personal Capital (Free) – Contains portfolio management tools along with management of all financial accounts
- Brokerage Account (Free) – Only contains stocks purchased through account. Cumbersome interface
- Spreadsheet (Free) – Manual inputs, no real-time updates
I’m most intrigued by Wallmine as a portfolio tracking replacement. My concern is that Wallmine is brand new (Fall 2017) and has no track record. Will they eventually switch to paid plans since they are currently ad-free? I hate bait and switch tactics and I would prefer that my next portfolio tracker be around at least another decade.
Readers, which portfolio tracker alternative is the best to replace Google Finance?