The Stocks and Investment Resource

Oct 17, 2011

Written by:
Al Hill

It used to be only the wealthy could afford to invest in the stock market. Not anymore. Thanks to a troubled economy numerous stocks plummeted to an all-time low opening the door to many whom otherwise would not be able to take the plunge.

Whether you are a novice investor or a veteran do your homework before putting out your cash. Become familiar with stock market and investment terminology, market trends, what other investors are saying—and doing,—the various American and foreign stock exchanges, how the economy effects the investment world and available investment assistance for small businesses. Here are some resources to get you started.

Investment Research

  • Stansberry & Associates: conducts independent investment research, particularly in the areas of strategy, insider trading and short-selling and options trading.
  • Schaeffers Research: helps traders make informed choices and money-making investments.
  • The Center for Investment Research: set up to assist individuals and corporations with their stock market investments.
  • Finance and Investment Research: studies and reports from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
  • EDGAR Database: government listing of all filings, forms, and reports of public companies.
  • Fortune: money and business magazine that regularly ranks the top 500 public companies in the nation.

Securities Charting

  • MorganStanley SmithBarney: features interactive stock and securities charting that allows users to follow pricing, market changes and “volume quotes.”
  • The Securities Research Company: offers a variety of tools for charting stocks and securities, such as books and online visuals.
  • Stock Charting: Research and charts available from the Wall Street Journal.
  • Quote.com: trusted source for charts, quotes, and news.

Newsgroups for Investors

  • InvestFAQ Newsgroups: List of charters for different investment newsgroups.
  • AllStocks: bulletin board is recommended for all levels of investors.

Economic Sources

Small Business Assistance

Exchanges

  • Stock Exchanges: provides worldwide links and access to stock exchanges in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North and South America. Exchange sites feature updated information on daily trading activity and the latest in trading news.
  • Wall-Street: features information on worldwide stock brokers and exchanges. The site also displays World and Pacific market updates.
  • NASDAQ: (National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations) showcases information, such as stock quotes and activity, for the nation’s second biggest stock exchange.
  • NYSE: This is home to the New York State Stock Exchange, the country’s largest stock exchange.

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