The Ultimate Google Finance Quiz

The Ultimate Google Finance Quiz
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About This Quiz

In today's high-paced financial market, information moves at the speed of light. Many investors want instant access and up-to-the-minute reports. Take our quiz to test your knowledge of this exciting product.
In what year did Google Finance debut?
1986
1996
Google first added this Web site to its arsenal in 1996.
2006

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Which of these is the main purpose of Google Finance?
Google Finance is stock portfolio manager.
Google Finance is mainly used to manage stock portfolios and investments. It can also be used to research general market information and strategy.
Google Finance is a budgeting and financial planning tool.
Google Finance is an online bank.

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Where should you go to access Google Finance?
You can purchase a Google Finance software package at most computer stores.
Google Finance is a free Web site.
Google Finance is a free Web site. Simply open your Internet browser and go to http://www.google.com/finance. There is also a smart-phone application available.
Only a licensed stock broker can provide you with a copy of Google Finance.

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Which of these are Google Finance's two biggest competitors?
Norton Security Finance Package and Microsoft Money
Yahoo! Finance and MSN Money
The two leading financial Web sites are Yahoo! Finance and MSN Money.
Wikipedia Financial and Quicken Portfolio

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How does Google Finance differ from its competitors?
Google Finance is free.
Google Finance is available 24 hours a day.
Google Finance does not carry advertisements.
Unlike Yahoo! Finance and MSN Money, Google Finance does not carry any advertisements.

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To use Google Finance you must first open which of these?
a Google account
Although Google Finance is a free product, you must sign up for a Google account to use it. This account is also free.
an online bank account
a stock portfolio

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If you already have a Google account, how do you access Google Finance?
You must open a separate Google account for Google Finance.
You can use any Google account to sign in.
One Google account will suffice. Simply open Google Finance, sign in to your Gmail or other Google account, and you're ready to start.
You must deactivate your current account, and open a new one.

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How does Google Finance access your portfolio information?
You can download the information directly from your computer.
You e-mail your data to Google Finance's secure page.
You must input the data by hand.
You enter your portfolio information by hand, and set your preferences. From that point on the process is automated.

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In which year did Google Finance release its smart phone application?
1998
2003
2008
Smart phones provide ready access to the Internet. In 2008 Google Finance released its first smart phone application.

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What are the two basic modes you can use when viewing your portfolio on Google Finance?
Standard and Premier
Buy and Sell
Overview and Fundamentals
There are two basic modes: Overview and Fundamentals. Overview mode offers all of the basic investment information, while Fundamentals mode provides a detailed report on the stock and its history.

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Which of these viewing modes will provide you with earnings per share (EPS) data?
Overview
Fundamentals
EPS is one of the many details you will find in the Fundamentals mode.
EPS mode

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What should you do if you want your information in a different currency?
Click Redo and then input all of your data in the new currency.
Click on Edit Portfolio and reset the currency.
You can always adjust your Google Finance settings and information, including the currency in which the reports appear. Simply click on Edit Portfolio, and follow the prompts.
You must use the Google Finance Currency Converter each time you want to calculate the conversion.

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How do you acquire data from other Internet portfolio managers?
You must input the data by hand.
You must e-mail the date to Google Finance.
You can import the data by using the Import link.
If you already use a financial Web site to manage your portfolio you can import your data to Google Finance by using the Import link.

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The community guidelines of Google Finance forbid which of the following?
spam
Before posting comments on Google Finance's community page you must agree not to post any spam.
political comments
emoticons

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What is the approximate time delay on financial data reported by Google Finance?
five minutes
10 minutes
20 minutes
Most Web sites, including Google Finance, have a data time delay of about 20 minutes.

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How do you use Google Finance to access information about a particular company?
Search the company name and click on the link.
Google Finance allows you to access information about a company via its search tool. Input the name or symbol of the company, click the link that appears, and Google Finance will take you to that company's data page.
Send an e-mail request to the Financial Advisor's office.
Have your stockbroker forward the information to Google Finance.

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Approximately how many sources does Google News compile for comparison with Google Finance charts?
more than 1,500
more than 2,500
more than 4,500
Google Finance charts are correlated with reports from Google News, which draws from more than 4,500 sources.

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What period of time is covered by Google Finance's Zoom feature?
one day to 52 weeks
one day to 36 months
one day to 10 years
When looking at a particular stock using the Zoom feature, Google Finance allows you to focus on as little as one day, or to go back a full 10 years.

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Which of these features must you have on your computer in order to use Google Finance?
Windows Media Player
Adobe Flash Player
Many charts, videos, and other visual data require Adobe Flash Player. It's a free plug-in, and is very easy to download.
Mozilla Firefox

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How do you use Google Finance to create spreadsheets?
You must input the data by hand.
You must request a spreadsheet be sent to you by the Financial Advisor.
You can download the information directly.
Google Finance allows you to download information directly onto a spreadsheet.

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You Got:
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