December 14, 2006, 1:31 pm
Stock Chart Interface Design
By Henry Woodbury
The Yahoo and Google Finance pages both sport neat Flash-driven stock chart applications, worthy of comparison. Both show daily (or hourly) highs for a particular indexes, equities and mutual funds, allow you to specify a date range via a drag interface, and provide a variety of preset viewing options.
One big difference between the two is the amount of historical data. Yahoo lets you track the Dow Jones Industrial Average back to the 1920s, offering the choice of a logarithmic or linear scale. On Google, while some individual stocks may take you back to the 1970s, the Dow Jones data starts in 2001.
A very timely link for something I’m working on, thanks! I like that the chart view can be linked to in the Yahoo page, that’s certainly missing from the Google one. On the other hand Google’s killer feature is the news integration I think.
(PS the Yahoo link seems to be broken, ironically I googled for it)
Posted by TomC on December 14, 2006 at 4:31 pm
The link is fixed now. Thanks!
Posted by Henry Woodbury on December 14, 2006 at 4:35 pm