If you like to monitor how listed companies you follow closely are doing, try setting up a Google Finance Portfolio. I have been playing with mine for a little while and its an extremely good source for not only monitoring stock prices, but a great source for up to the minute news and press releases.Your Finance Portfolio is conveniently listed out with stock symbols, last price, change, opening rate, high and low rates in an uncluttered easy to read environment with the option to export data as a csv. Forget about punching in symbols to check, and searching out PR newswires. One of the top features is the Events list. This handy little sidebar displays all the upcoming conference calls, earnings releases and corporate events, and allows you to directly add the events to your calendar so you will never miss the news on your favorite company again.Even if you aren’t a big investor, and just want to watch the market conditions, Google Finance Portfolio’s is a great option. Yahoo! Finance also has the same type of environment. But if you are already a Google Gmail user, Google’s option could be a little easier to integrate into your day to day movements.