How Yahoo! Finance Search works
This article describes what information can be located using the Yahoo! Finance Search.
When you search on Yahoo! Finance Search, our search engine instantly searches and sorts billions of web documents. Yahoo! Finance Search then makes a decision on each document's comparative relevancy to your search query, and offers these web pages as ranked search results. Search engines do not have the ability to ask questions, so they rely on the search terms you enter to interpret and determine the intent of your search.
Yahoo! Finance Search ranks results according to their relevance to a particular query by analyzing the web page text, title, and description as well as its source, associated links, and other unique document characteristics.
The data being searched includes the following:
- Company Names
- ETF, Mutual Fund and Index Names
- Profile Data - Business Summary, Address
- Industry / Sector Names
- People: Key Execs, Insiders, and Analysts
The list of results includes:
- Public Companies
- Private Companies
- Mutual Funds
In the event you are in need of assistance with financial terminology, go to Yahoo!'s financial glossary.