BigCharts is the world’s most comprehensive and easy-to-use investment research Web site, providing access to professional-level research tools such as interactive charts, stock and fund quotes, industry analysis and intraday stock screeners, as well as market news and commentary. Great source for historical stock quotes.
DealBook is a source for financial news and analysis from the New York Times. It covers mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, IPOs, private equity, hedge funds, venture capital and more.
Investing in Bonds
Created by the Bond Market Association, this site aims to educate investors, from beginners to experienced investors. This site is a good source for bond price information, as well as market data, news, commentary, and general information about bonds.
Investopedia is the online encyclopedia of investing. Resources are provided for four main types of users: beginners, experienced investors, active traders or retirement planners. The site offers tutorials, articles, research and advice on all facets of investing.
The Investor’s Clearinghouse
The Investor’s Clearinghouse, a project of the Alliance for Investor Education, provides resources and links to websites that educate the public about investing. Materials are presented for people of all ages and experience.
Lipper Fund Screener
Although designed primarily for investment professionals, this site provides fund analysis that can be helpful for anyone.
Morningstar is known for their coverage of mutual funds, but they now cover stocks as well. Free membership includes current quotes and reports for stocks and funds, investment education materials, current market advice, and investment tools. Premium services are available with a paid subscription.
Online Stock Trading Reviews
Industry expert Ed Carlson and the Reviews.com research team put together a list of 41 online brokers and then chose 11 of the best to review based on 98 online trading features.
The FINRA Investor Education Foundation site offers resources and tools for investor education.
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission – Online Publications
A great source of information on all aspects of investing, from how to work with a broker to how to read a mutual fund prospectus. Users can browse the alphabetical listing of titles or search for a specific topic.