10 Financial Websites That Help You Stay On Top Of The Market

Shutterstock Finance   10 Financial Websites That Help You Stay On Top Of The MarketThese days, bulls and bears are spoken of more in urban neighborhoods than the wild. Our generation is probably more money-wise when it comes to investment and financial forethought. And the market is more than willing to take the dollars we spend or invest.

For every dime, you have tens of options to invest in. So where do you go for sound investment advice? The web is chock-a-bloc with financial websites and personal finance blogs. To wade through them you will need the most precious resource of all ““ time.


And if it is something you don’t have then you can thank these websites who have built-in mass communication tools like RSS feeds, newsletters, Twitter, and Facebook updates.

But it still pays to visit these ten websites because of the sheer depth of financial guidance.

CNNMoney

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Three well known names are behind all the financial information on this site: CNN, Fortune, and Money. The business and financial news gets updated throughout the day and so you can expect to pick up fresh tips and market hints thanks to the range of newsletters and the alerts. It is also one of the neatest newsletter sign-up pages you can ever get to see.

Kiplinger

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The well known name in financial circles brings business forecasts and personal finance advice across the entire media spectrum. The Kiplinger Letter (a weekly business and economic forecasting periodical) requires a paid subscription, but the email updates from the site does not. The site has a section for the first time investor who needs to know the basics.

This Is Money

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The UK-centric financial website is a part of Daily Mail, the second largest selling British newspaper. The financial website covers personal finance with investment tips, news, predictions, advice, and guides. Check out the site map at the foot of the homepage for all the wealth you can find on the site. With all the tools on the site, it’s better that you be there, but if you can’t then make do with the weekly roundup newsletter packed with investment advice or the one which covers breakings news and special deals.

The Street

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The Wall Street based financial website has a mix of free and premium services for financial updates. The website gives you a choice of seven free e-mail newsletters “” The Daily Booyah!, Before the Bell, Midday Bell, After the Bell, Winners & Losers, TheStreet Top 10 Stories, and TheStreet ETF Weekly that help you be on top of market trends with timely investment advice from guys like financial journalist (and bestselling author) Jim Cramer.

Smart Money

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Smartmoney.com is a part of the Wall Street Journal media network. The financial website caters to the high brow professionals who go deep into day-to-day markets with stocks and mutual fund investments. The site gives the individual investor a range of tools like watchlists, stock screeners, market maps, and the SmartMoney LifePlan as a step-by-step guide to investments. With a free registration, you can access these tools and the bundle of free investment information. You can stay on the WSJ network and keep tabs on the market with the sites in their portfolio.

Seeking Alpha

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Seeking Alpha more like a financial news aggregator packaged as a blog. It sifts through the top market blogs, money managers, financial experts and investment newsletters to bring nearly 250 articles dally. The site says that it’s the only free, online source for over 1,500 public companies’ quarterly earnings call transcripts, including the S&P 500. The site has an interesting section called Long & Short Ideas where you get tips on long term stocks and those that are falling.

Bloomberg

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One of the best financial websites out there, Bloomberg is all about up-to-date business analysis and financial data. The site has a good personal finance section with news supported by videos and four calculator tools. The news coverage is international and if you are on YouTube, you can catch their channel there too. Bloomberg also owns BusinessWeek and all-in-all it has a one-third share of the financial data market.

Forbes

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If you are in the least bit interested in money, then you would know the lists which Forbes brings out annually. But the site is more than that as it packs in news on business, technology, stock markets, personal finance, and lifestyle with bytes of advice, tools, and investing tips.

Investor Words

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This financial website is not one for investment news, but it hands out words which can help to make you a better investor. You can get the Term of the Day delivered to your inbox with a free sign-up. The term of the day email newsletter provides one definition and one investing aphorism per day to subscribers. The financial glossary has database of 8000 terms which is constantly updated. In between, you can also catch up with other finance related articles.

My Money

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MyMoney.gov is the official U.S government website setup to impart financial literacy to the American public. The site is well designed with three clear cut sections that help with financial knowhow for each stage of life, supported by other resources and tools.

These ten websites can serve the newbie investor best with the 5 Websites Where You Can Learn To Invest Money because learning how to invest and when to with informed investment decisions go together. Do you have a favorite financial website that’s in your bookmarks?

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Sam Jones

I don’t mean to be pernickety but I find it interesting you use a stock image which includes the FT but don’t mention what is surely the most important financial website anywhere…..

Saikat Basu

Well, there are quite a few more like Wall Street Journal and Reuters which I left out just to keep the list on ten. Even Google Financeis not bad at all when it comes to collating from around the world. Also, the idea was to broaden the scope by including sites which are as varied as possible. That’s why the comments section is useful because everyone can include their own. A

gkdoda

Nice collection. My favorites are http://www.InvestmentKit.com and http://www.DodaCharts.com

acrowder

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Great daily indicator.