“This list is a must for investors. Bookmark it.” That’s what Paul Farrell said about Yahoo! in his book Investor’s Guide to the Net, published in 1996. Of course, a lot has happened on the Net since then. Years are cons in cyberspace. Many Web sites have been created that rival Yahoo!’s ability to guide investors to online information, and many new types of financial news and research sites have become available.
But Farrell probably still recommends Yahoo!. Today it’s much more than just a list. The site’s editors compile financial information from other news and research services and make it available through a customizable interface.