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Google Finance Redesign Sucks
OP: March 18, 2018, 11:00:00 PM
First they fuck up "News", by "helpfully" limiting it to a picture and a story or two - now they fuck up "Finance", removing all volume info.

At many points during most days, I will interrupt my reading (or be interrupted by it), to go and take a quick eyeball at particular issues.

Does anyone have a workaround (other than migrating my queries over to Yahoo, which I am now doing) for the "helpful" new "Google Finance" redesign - wherein charts no longer contain or show any volume information (what idiot decided to leave that out)?  Once again, I am not a fan.

This sort of thing is becoming a pattern...

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#1: March 18, 2018, 11:00:00 PM
The new version is horrible.  I've been very frustrated by this change.

They really dumbed it down.  This is happening to many web sites, as they compete for the smartphone user, who has a tiny screen, so can't see much.

I used to use yahoo finance, until yahoo ruined that site.  Now it takes forever to fire up, because videos load and start playing, and they download the whole database of stock symbols when the page fires up so they can guide you as you type.  (Google does this thru the network!) 

So I've been using google finance every day for the past few months, and now suddenly it is worthless.  Not only the problems you cite, but also they've ruined the charts.  They draw a curve no matter what the volume is.  If you're looking at a thinly traded stock, you want to see those disjoint lines, so you can see that it is thinly traded.  Now they just draw a curve, whether it means anything or not.  No option for OHLC bar chart. 
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#3: March 19, 2018, 11:00:00 PM
If you guys are really investing based on this info I would have guessed there would be sites that have inexpensive subscriptions. ie. way less than you are making trading.

In any event what about this site as an alternative?  I am not signed-in or signed-up in the image below.  I was just doing google searches and looking for volume related stuff.

NOTE that you can mouse over the lines below.

https://www.marketwatch.com/investing/stock/lc
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#5: March 19, 2018, 11:00:00 PM
Yeah I miss the old version too.  You were able to see sooo much information at just a glance. 
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#6: March 19, 2018, 11:00:00 PM
For stock charting purposes https://www.tradingview.com/ is incredibly good.
The basic version is free (that's all I've ever needed) and free real time BATS quotes are included.
I do have an account and log in but Chrome (or LastPass?) remembers my credentials so that's one mouse click.
TradingView remembers annotations I add to individual stock charts, ie: text, trend lines, etc.
There is the occasional annoying "buy the upgraded version pop-up", but only when you change stock or scale.



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