Our Top 10 Online Stock Trading Sites
If you're new to stock investing or online trading, you'll need
to source the best stock market web sites for a variety of reasons, from
information on how to buy stocks, news on what the market is doing, stock
quotes, and tips on where to find the best online brokers.Here are some of our favorite stock market web sites. As we're
always exploring additional approaches to stock and options trading, we'll
no doubt be adding to this list in the near future.
If you're a novice at online trading, these sites should give you a good
introduction to the topic. Not all of them will fill your needs, but take a
quick look around, and if you connect with a site's style and content, bookmark
it for future reference.
You'll probably wind up with 5-6 sites that you visit constantly. As with any
topic, beware of information overload. Take it slowly and absorb the
information one step at a time. Because taking action is the best way to learn,
paper trading will make the concepts much clearer than simply reading about
This was the list we used when first researching the stock market:
- The Motley Fool
Brothers David and Tom Gardner are the authors of the investing
trilogy,The Motley Fool: You Have More than You Think,The Motley
Fool Investment GuideandThe Motley Fool's Rule Breakers, Rule
Makers. Their web site focuses on personal finances and investing, with
an emphasis on fundamental analysis, and is definitely worth a look.
- Decision Point
This popular site offers a no-cost online course on technical analysis as
well as other relevant stock market information. A great introduction to
- Impulsive Profits
Stephen Pierce, one of the top Internet marketers and author of the
bestselling eBook,The Whole Truth, has a cluster of impressive web
sites on stock amd commodities trading. You can start by visiting his
Impulsive Profits site and and checking out his no-cost downloads.
Stephen's other sites include:
- Big Charts
If you're looking for charts, this is one of the best places online. Take a
look at the wealth of information they offer.
- The Online Option Trader
Stephen Cooper is the stock market advisor to Robert Allen of Multiple
Streams of Income fame. He sells a top quality options trading course
and several other products.
- CBS Market Watch
This large site is a excellent source of stock market news. You can receive
daily price alerts on up to 25 stocks via e-mail, and can also request
financial news alerts as part of the same no-cost service.
- Vanguard Group
For conservative investors, or those who wish to allocate part of their
portfolio to conservative investments, Vanguard is considered the king of
index funds. Click on the Personal Investors link to access the most
- Schwab Trading CT
If you're interested in buying stocks online and are looking for an
inexpensive online broker, Charles Schwab is a company with a reputation
for quality service and reasonable prices. Other low-cost online brokers
can be found on the CBS Market Watch site, or
do a search in Google for 'discount brokers'.
- Medved Quote Tracker
Jerry Medved offers a useful no-cost spreadsheet program that tracks your
stocks daily. Take a look at his product to decide if it's for you.
- Incredible Charts
Although he's based in Australia, chartered accountant Colin Twiggs also
offers information on the US stock market. His pages on technical analysis
offer an extensive overview of the subject and are basically a free online
If you have some favorite stock market web sites, please feel free to let us
know via ourcontact
We also welcome your reviews of any relevant sites.