We thought it would be a good idea just to share our favourite sources of information with you guys, and what we think about them.
Here you go :
The Motley Fool.
This site is renowned for catering exclusively for an individual investor through quality commentary, advice, and premium services.
The platform also offers CAPS, which is an online investing community that permits members to track stocks, interact with like-minded individuals, and construct equity portfolios.
- Provide access to expert advice from professionals that have real experience
- Premium features come with a 30-day money-back guarantee
- Allows you to construct real and hypothetical equity portfolios
- Even if you’re not interested in the premium account, you can still access loads of articles through mediums such as yahoo finance.
The Motley Fool Stock Advisor, which boasts top-tier tools and features, costs $199 annually.
If you are a seasoned investor, you might have come across Yahoo! Finance. This website provides lots of information in an easy to use format. The platform is the go-to resource for investors that want access to high-quality analytical tools, straight financial news, research reports, and user-generated content.
- Offers a financial glossary for beginners who want to familiarise themselves with accounting, finance and economics terms.
- Most of their products and services are free.
- Features a mobile responsive website for those using mobile device.
- The news offered on this website are not in-depth
- It does not provide real-time quotes.
This is another content-rich resource for all types of investors. Starting out as a contributor-powered community, Seeking Alpha transformed into that delivers reliable and in-depth news and stock analysis. While it has content for those that are unfamiliar with technical aspects of stocks investing, much of its good stuff, such as Seeking Alpha pro and Seeking Alpha Essential, are reserved for paying subscribers.
- Ideal for those that are not versed with technical aspects of stock investing
- Delivers top-shelf content for free
- Investors will like the combination of the proprietary Idea Filter and the week’s advance notice
- The interface is little cluttered and noisy
- Good stuff comes at a fee.
Google Should be Your Go-to Guide when facing the simple ‘how to’ questions. Google remains the best Go-to source for our generation, so use it wisely. Everyone knows what Google is, no need for pros or cons.
TradingView combines charting, screening, and backtesting into an innovative technical analysis trading platform. TradingView’s cloud-based software covers Stocks, Forex and Cryptocurrency & Bonds for nearly every exchange on the planet. With a 10 million active social community, TradingView is a complete solution for traders globally.
- 10 Million User Community, Perfect For Learning
- Trading From Charts
- 1st Class Screening & Chart Analysis
- All Stock Exchanges Globally
- 100,000+ User Generated Strategies
- Very Cost Effective Solution
- The Best Usability & Setup
- Flexible Backtesting with Pine Script
- Deep Backtesting Limited
- Not the Best for Value or Dividend Investors
The best teacher in 2020 and beyond. From Youtube, people can stumble on several investing channels which may in most cases add value. However, when you’re scrolling through these Youtube channels just be aware of the fact that Youtubers make money from your clicks and may give out Bullsh*t investing advice through the use of ‘clickbait’.
Our favourite channels include
– Financial education Jeremy;
– Vincent chan;
– Jack Spenser Investing;
– Finding Alpha;
– Bloomberg Quicktake;
– Economics explained;
– Company man
– Swedish Investor;
– Wendover productions;
– Polymatter; and
– The Investment Hub Malta (we’ll get there eventually)?.< /p>
As always, many of these YouTubers are not professional financial advisors, and therefore, it would be unwise to buy what they’re buying simply because they’re buying. Do your own research.
CNBC has been around forever. Like Yahoo finance, CNBC provides us with informative articles surrounding the Companies we love, and digs deep into other macro areas such as analysing the markets on a whole, providing some valuable knowledge to retail investors.
CNBC has a premium pro setting. This provides retailers with exclusive content ranging from interviews of industry experts, to more detailed information. But as always nothing good comes for free.
This website allows you to compare the financials of a lot of different companies, and compare their ratios over time using a chart. Any stocks or indices you want can be found here, and you can find all the details you would need about them. It makes a lot of sense for this to be your first port of call when comparing company metrics. Vastly saves you time doing what’s essentially: stacking up a company against its competitors in the numbers
- Extensive coverage of different stocks
- Greatly reduces time spent on comparing financial ratios as you don’t have to calculate everything by hand
- Allows you to directly compare competitors over time
- It has a free version for a limited time, after which you need a paid subscription, but you can keep making new accounts
- Covers a lot of US stocks and also EU but will not cover many less known parts of the world
- Data is mostly accurate but sometimes might be slightly off if calculated using a different method.
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Any views or opinions presented in this article are personal and shouldn’t be taken/used as professional advice as we are not qualified financial advisors.
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