A few weeks ago, I got contacted from and advertising firm asking if I write reviews. While I really don’t want to transform The Financial Blogger into The Financial Reviewer, writing a review here and there wouldn’t hurt my readership (nor my wallet 😉 LOL!). But this time it was different: They gave me a preview access to the new version of the Globe Investor website. Since I am already a big fan of this website (I actually just like the Globe & Mail period… since I got featured twice in it ;-)), I though it would be interesting for my readers to know what’s new and what is cool about the new Globe Investor website.
So what is new?
First things first, they decided to bring more color to their website with a different design. While the previous Globe Investor design was clean and simple, the new design makes it even easier to navigate and provides a lot of information in a single snapshot. It may sound funny but the idea of adding a little bit more color makes the surfing experience much more interesting!
I really like the bar at the top where you can see market fluctuations. We had a small graph in the previous version. This time, you can catch the information within a second. Along with major markets (TSX, S&P 500, Dow Jones) and commodity prices (gold, oil, etc.) you can also add your own watch list. Therefore, you can follow your stocks the same way you follow markets without having to go into another page.
I feel that the Globeinvestor went more into an interactive and “blog” type of website with different type of articles that are different than what you can find on the Globe & Mail Paper version. For example, they add an “investment ideas” section where they will provide stock picks and market commentary.
They also add an education center where you can learn about the stock trading, mutual funds or basics of economy. This is where I started to get scared about the future of my blog 😉 Seriously, the information found on the new Globe Investor site is very useful and they offer different level of financial knowledge.
As many other “paper media”, The Globe Investor is adding more bloggers to their website in order to provide a more personal and colourful view of the markets. Therefore, David Berman will bring his point of view on what is going on the market on a regular basis.
They also created a new community where people can discuss different finance topics. This will probably become a great hit as many readers will want to know the opinion of others about stocks, markets and economy in general.
You’re lost in the new Globe Investor design? No worries, they even provide quick guides to make sure you use the full potential of the new sites. We have access to great financial sites with awesome features but we rarely know about them or how to use them to their full potential. It is one thing to design great financial tools; it is another to make sure your readers use them! This is why I think this was a great idea to bring in this small tutorial.
What I like the most about the new Globe Investor Site:
– The new design makes it fresh and very interesting.
– The market snapshot with the options of adding your stock Watchlist makes it very useful.
– The way they design the Watchlist and portfolio where you can get all the information you need in a single click (and you can follow your mutual fund in the very same page!)
So if you are looking for a great financial website where you can get stock quotes, commentary and educational information, I think that the new Globe Investor will be the perfect fit for you!
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