How to compare multiple ticker symbols

When evaluating funds, it’s crucial to get an idea of their historical performance. Previously, Google Finance would allow you to compare multiple stocks or mutual funds. However when they rebuilt Google Finance in 2018, they made a decision to only allow comparing two at a time. It’s a shame.

Here’s an example comparing WCLD and XSW, two software ETFs I’ve been evaluating. Now what if I want to compare those two against CLOU or the S&P 500? I’m out of luck. Google Finance only allows you to compare a single stock.

If you type a new ticker into the box. Then it will simply replace the existing one, XSW here.

So what’s the easiest way to compare multiple tickers at once?


Thanks to this post on the Money Stack Exchange, I’ve discovered Marketwatch. Here’s how to compare multiple ticker symbols.

  1. Go to marketwatch.com

  2. Open a search for the primary ticker you’re interested in.

  3. Select the stock or fund. When at the fund page, click Advanced Charting.

  4. Now on the advanced charting page enter other tickers to compare.

  5. Compare your funds! Here’s a chart comparing WCLD to XSW, CLOU and SWTSX.