Learn to Invest – Web Site Investing Library

Some of the best sites

401k Retirement Investing

Smart 401k Investing is a site run by the National Association of Securities Dealers. (NASD). It provides an excellent overview of 401k investing, a critical component of your retirement.

Charting Stocks

BigCharts offers several different charting technologies as well as news items. Owned by MarketWatch, it provides an easy way to create quality charts for trading and investing.

IQ Chart is a feature-rich, web-based charting site available by subscription. A good one for active traders of stocks, options, and e-mini futures contracts. If you are looking for a quality subscription service, this is an excellent choice, and they have a 30-day free trial.

Prophet.net is a comprehensive charting service that offers basic charting for free and 3 subscription levels. Provides extensive features and excellent charts. Very useful for both traders and investors.

StockCharts.com is another quality charting site with a comprehensive set of features. One unique item is their Public Charts List, a place where members can present their charting ideas for the market and stocks. There are some excellent ideas there.

Economics

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System is the home to a wealth of information on economics and finance.

Education

AAII: The American Association of Individual Investors specializes in providing investment education, and they have a stock screener.

Investopedia.com – your complete, unbiased, and easy-to-understand educational guide to investing and personal finance. The site includes the most comprehensive investing dictionary on the web, as well as tutorials and articles covering just about every area of the market.

Options University – They provide both free and for-fee articles and education on using options to hedge your portfolio and to make money.

Shrewd Investing: Stock market research and investment education for stock market investing with links to free stock research tools, investment basics, investor news, and online resources.

Financial Analysis

FinPortfolio has excellent institutional quality financial planning and portfolio analysis tools.

Financial Analysis and Business Analysis Tools.

Investment advisor – stock market forecast, analysis, and commentary

Calculate Financial Ratios.

Business Owners Tool Kit.

Financial Information

The stock exchanges such as the NYSENASDAQArcaEx and AMEX each offer valuable information on investing and trading stocks, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), and options. ArcaEx merged with the NYSE.

Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) trades futures and options with more than 3,600 members trading 50 different futures and options products through open auction and/or electronically. Volume at the Exchange in 2005 surpassed 674 million contracts.

Crestmont Research – Crestmont Research develops provocative insights into the financial markets. The primary focus of the research has concentrated on the characteristics of secular stock market cycles, the impact of historical interest rates on the stock market, and bond ladder investing.

FinancialSense.com – Uncommon News and Views for the Wise Investor. Daily market commentary, resource pages, current news, editorials from around the world, and a 3-hour weekly Internet broadcast.

Google Finance is an excellent source for financial and stock information with some unique twists.

InvestorGuide.com provides investors with high quality and extensive library of investor information that helps investors manage their finances.

MarketWatch is a good source of news and stock insight as well as research information, much of it free.

MoneyChimp: learn Stock Investing, Index Funds, Valuation Models, and more is an excellent source for all kinds of financial information.

MSN Money is another good source of news and stock information as well as stock screening.

Securities and Exchange Commission Investor site offers an extensive set of information for today’s investors.

SmartMoney.com is a good source of news and research with a lot of free information.

Comprehensive Directory of the Top Financial Sites on the Internet, FinancialLinksOnline.com

Yahoo.finance is an excellent source for financial and stock information. I use it every day.

Glossaries

OASIS Management provides an excellent glossary on financial, business, and technical terms.

Stock Screeners

AOL stock screener

BusinessWeek stock screener

Joel Greenblatt’s “Magic Formula”

Morningstar stock screener

MSN Money central stock screener

MarketWatch stock screener

Reuters Powerscreener Lite

Yahoo stock screener

Taxes

Bankrate.com provides some valuable comments on taxes, including capital gains rates.

Intuit’s TurboTax also offers information on many tax topics.

Smart-Money highlights tax topics as well.

Of course, you can always go to the Internal Revenue Service.

Magazines

Barron’s A weekly newspaper for investors that contains some of the best analysis on companies, markets, and the economy.

The Wall Street Journal [1-year subscription] This daily newspaper seeks to inform the educated reader about pressing economic, business, finance, and world events.

Investor Gizmos and Gadgets

Kindle: Amazon’s New Wireless Reading Device An interesting and new way to read on the go. I actually like it. Read books, periodicals, articles, and magazines on the go.

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