This is a list of resources I personally use and recommend or that I think that some of my readers might get value from. I will add to this page whenever I come across useful things that might be helpful in making you a better stock investor.
1) Motif Investing – Industry low $4.95 fees for stock trades plus no minimums to open an account makes this great for any investor of all experience level. Additionally, it offers the ability to buy baskets of up to 30 stocks (called a motif) and this lets you diversify more easily. No other broker to my knowledge offers this feature which costs $9,95 per trade. One more thing, this is the only online broker that I am aware of that is advertising access to IPO’s before the first day of trading. Through their partnership with J.P. Morgan, you may be able to get in on the ground floor of IPO’s that are led by that underwriter.
2) eToro boasts over 5,000,000 investors from 170 different countries. I get lots of questions about what broker to use if you don’t live in The United States. I don’t personally have any experience with eToro but it might be an option worth checking out as it is meant for international investors.
3) Wall Street Survivor – Are you new to stock investing and find it confusing? Do you wonder what it is like to buy and sell stocks online? Wall Street Survivor is the place to get started with one of the leading stock market simulators (free to sign up and use) where you can trade $100,000 in virtual currency just like you would with real money at a real online broker. Additionally, there are are dozens of courses and videos (for a fee) that will concisely answer many of your questions about the stock market and help demystify the process of investing.
4) Yahoo Finance – This is where I get all my stock quotes and information about the stocks I own. Each companies stock quote is followed by the most recent news stories where you can keep up to date about the latest news. Charts and other information are all available for free, making Yahoo Finance the place on the Web were I spend the most time researching anything and everything about the companies I own and may want to buy.