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Taking Advantage of Online Stock Market Investment Tools

Jul 30, 2008
There are a number of stock market tools online that are available to help traders get a better and more accurate understanding of market. These tools are vital for making informed investment decisions and are a convenient way of retrieving information and increasing your rate of success in trading in the stock market.

Not too long ago before the widespread use of the internet the main sources of information for the stock market was print media which only gave the previous days figures. Those looking for real time figures had to communicate with their brokers.

Reports and information on other foreign markets were also limited and global trading was rare for most investors. Today however investors can get reports and information about listed companies form all over the world with the click of a button. Real time quotes are available throughout the trading day. Investors also have other material and tools like charting, announcements, financial figures, daily trading information, etc. The majority of which are available for free to users. Or for those who are looking for extra detail there are more specialised sites which will charge a small fee.

One of the major sites offering this kind of information is http://MSN.com. Users can log on to the stock market section and download various details on companies including trading activities, investments, financial data, etc. This information is perfect for equipping the user with the right information to make wise investment decisions. It is vital for anyone looking to do accurate fundamental and technical analysis.

Another valuable tool on the web is the Stock Scouter Rating. This stock gives forecast outcomes on listed securities. It works with a rating system giving the best stocks a 10 and the worst a 1. This however shouldn't be the only research an investor does as it is not an accurate system.

Another tool that can help traders is the Expected Risk Return Indicator. The tool measure risk and return by studying the expected volatility of the stock's prices. This usually looks at moving averages, period highs and lows and some other oscillators. It also estimates the returns that could be gotten from the stock. It is a very valuable tool as it covers the two main factors any investor makes when buying a stock. Risk and Return.

The above fundamental data is vital for any trader but there are also online tools that offer more. There are tools that help manage and collate all the data investors come across like indices and stock quotes. Software companies have also created tools that make customized charts and reports based on historical stock prices. Most of these are commercial software but can be very valuable for investors that follow technical analysis. A lot of these charting software in fact have technical analysis function embedded in them like Fibonacci Analysis, Extrapolation, etc.

For beginners it is still recommended that you read and research on a lot of these methods before using the tools. Understanding the meanings behind the values is far more important. It will let you analyze and act on results better and help you make wiser investments.
About the Author
I have a degree in Computer Systems Engineering. I've been working in the world of forex trading and stock market investing.
I also have been building a variety of websites for the last 3 years.

Arkaitz Arteaga - MarketStock.net

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