Investment portals are like the yahoo of the online financial world. They usually offer a mix of financial comment, analysis, news, fundamental data, discussion and financial tools. Most offer a place to track your portfolio prices (though a fee is usually required for live pricing – except for ADVFN which offers free live prices) and chart price movements. They’re a great place to hang out and learn the trade and meet others like you, who are playing the markets.
ADVFN is the one of the worlds largest equity trading websites offering the private investor free streaming prices from the London Stock Exchange, the New York Stock Exchange and many more exchanges from around the world (including indice and forex tracking). It offers a range of powerful stock tracking tools and charts and bulletin boards. For the unintiated the site at first glance may appear busy but after time you’ll appreciate it’s industrious use of space. In indispensable financial package for those serious about their trading.
Interactive Investor is one of the online financial service leaders in the United Kingdom. Interactive Investor provides a wide array of financial services such as a portfolio feature to track your investments – with advanced charting features. It also offers online equity trading, financial spread betting and contracts for difference trading. It has some of the busiest financial bulletin boards in the UK as well as tons of information on ISAs, funds, pensions mortagages and personal finance.
The Motley Fool aims to provide solutions for investors of every kind. Their products and services – both free or fee-based, online or offline – are designed to help people take control of their investments.
The Fool’s website publishes dozens of articles each week covering company results, share ideas, portfolio management, asset allocation and much, much more. Fool.co.uk also has a thriving community on their discussion boards where all sorts of financial (and non-financial) issues are debated.
Whilst primarily targetting the financial professional, Reuters also provides the private investor a wealth of financial management tools and resources via it’s web site. As a leading news provider it’s financial and business news is always up-to-the-minute and it’s company fundamental data is world class.
Seeking Alpha is the premier website for actionable stock market opinion and analysis, and vibrant, intelligent finance discussion. They handpick articles from the world’s top market blogs, money managers, financial experts and investment newsletters – publishing approximately 250 articles daily. Seeking Alpha gives a voice to over 3000 contributors, providing access to the US’s most savvy and inquisitive investors.
At Stockopedia their goal is to bring all the financial content available on the web, whether free or subscriber based, onto one platform and deliver it to investors based on their interests.
Stockopedia gathers the latest investing ideas from top independent research houses, bloggers and financial publishers on the site. They categorise the content and their email updates will keep you informed about what they are saying along with the latest news on the companies you follow in the UK.