This is the list of websites that are most actively used by investment enthusiasts, by traders and by professional investors. The best investing sites contain the easy to use features the investor is looking for. I strongly suggest you not to fall into “I want to find new interesting news source” trap. We all know that internet is full of attractive new websites, but you know what? The old fashioned and good bold websites like Marketwatch, Bloomberg, Yahoo Finance! are still the best ones. There are lot of new and innovative sources also, but these sites are usually meant to fill some niche gap and usually these sites are not free also. So here is the list of websites I use every day for breaking news, for potential ideas and live data.
1. Marketwatch.com – This site is huge! Published by Dow Jones & Co., the website tracks the pulse of markets for engaged investors with more than 16 million visitors per month. The site is a leading source for business news, personal finance information, real-time commentary and investment tools and data.
2. TheStreet.com (www.thestreet.com – premium membership) – “There’s a bull market somewhere. Let’s find it together!” – Jim Cramer :). The Street is a leading digital financial media company whose network of digital services provides users, subscribers and advertisers with a variety of content and tools through a range of online, social media, tablet and mobile channels. The mission is to provide the most actionable ideas from the world of investing, finance and business in order to break down information barriers, level the playing field and help all individuals and organizations grow their wealth.
3. SeekingAlpha.com – Today it is basically impossible to live without visiting SeekingAlpha. It is a platform for investment research, with broad coverage of stocks, asset classes, ETFs and investment strategy. In contrast to other equity research platforms, insight is provided by investors and industry experts rather than sell-side analysts.
4. Bloomberg.com (News & Free TV) – Do I need explain more? This is the ultimate news source for the active investor. Live news, the free live TV covering all the topics around the world 24h. So if anything happens, visit Bloomberg and it’s there.
5. Finviz.com – Finviz offers the fastest and the most advanced stock screener available online, innovative market maps, and various charting modes, with more than a million visitors every month.
6. Dataorama.com – The website tracks portfolios of value oriented Superinvestors by meticulously extracting data from financial filings. The data is consolidated, categorized and presented in an easily accessible form. Many of the Superinvestors on this site are legendary value investors such as Warren Buffett, Seth Klarman, Bill Nygren, Bruce Berkowitz, and the Tweedy Browne team.
7. Yahoo! Finance (Industry centre) – I was using it 15 years ago, and I still do. This website is not updated since and it is the one place to visualize all the business industries in one page. If you are a beginner, you should try it! It is because it gives you the simple overview of all potential companies in certain industry segments.
8. Nasdaq.com (Ownership and Insider screener) – This screener is good and free if you want to know which insiders are buying or selling the listed company? Many investors follow institutional holdings and insider trading activity to gain valuable insights.
Research & Economic data
9. Tradingeconomics.com – The best of the best! Trading Economics provides its users with accurate information for 196 countries including historical data for more than 300.000 economic indicators, exchange rates, stock market indexes, government bond yields and commodity prices. The data is based on official sources.
10. Forexfactory.com (calendar) – I like this website, because it is complex, simple and free. I occassionaly trade forex also and this is the place also to track trades. Designed exclusively to provide market intelligence to forex traders.
11. Fidelity.com (Business cycle coverage) – I just have not found any other this kind of complex coverage elsewhere. It provides details on how you can potentially take advantage of opportunities that arise due to the relative performance of sectors in each phase. Planning, analysis, and understanding business cycles may help you determine which sectors you should focus your investing on during each phase.
12. Investopedia.com – It is difficult to underestimate the value of this website. Sooner or later you will land on this domain. It is the largest financial education website in the world. Powered by a team of data scientists and financial experts, Investopedia offers timely, trusted and actionable financial information for every investor, from early investors to financial advisors to high net worth individuals.
13. Valuewalk.com – This site has grown big and mainly contains different resources, really valuable resources off course. The site contains archives of famous investors, and many investor resource pages.
14. Amazon.com – Yes, Amazon Books section is the best place to find investment advice for every type of investment enthusiast to find information. All successful investors lead a lot. Even Warren Buffet has said that he reads at least 6 hours a day! Books are not cheap, but books are the best investments that I have ever made in my investment career. Go and borrow someones brain.
15. CNBC – This is the main source for live news and coverage. Unfortunately it is not available online in all places of the world where Bloomberg certainly has advantage. Is the world leader in business news and provides real-time financial market coverage and business information to approximately 385 million homes worldwide, including more than 95 million households in the United States and Canada.