I went to Google Finance the other day to see how a hypothetical portfolio invested in 2012 would have done. This is something that I took the time to type in back in 2012. I discovered that keeping a database of a few symbols and numbers and doing a multiplication is too onerous for folks at Google (they’re busy stamping out heresy?). So they have thrown out my work. Here are a few articles on this attack on human productivity by Google:
- Google Finance portfolios are disappearing
- Google Finance Alternatives
- Everyone hates the new look of Google Finance
When we combine this with Google’s destruction of millions of person-years of (part-time) work in Picasa, is the only reasonable conclusion that Google has re-hired Marissa Mayer?
Readers: How would you track a hypothetical investment, including reinvestment of any dividends? Especially in a mutual fund ticker.