Barron's Best Websites for Investors
A new, enhanced version of Microsoft Investor also includes the best of Money Insider. Create and monitor portfolios for free, access SEC filings, free real-time quotes, technical charting tools, information and expert advice. Other advanced features are available by subscription.
The leading online financial-news publisher provides an affluent and well-educated audience with up-to-the-minute business news, market information and insightful commentary.
Includes such tools as a stock screener, message boards, a pager that can be triggered by your own specific stock price limits, and a portfolio. Includes financial news for U.S. and international markets.
Other Investment Sites
CCN Financial Planning Toolkit
How 401(k) Plans Work
Wall Street Journal
Big Charts Historical Quotes
This handy tool is especially useful for income tax and estate planning preparation. Just type in a stock or mutual fund symbol and the desired date (back to January 2, 1985), and BigCharts provides the closing price. Also, this free service provides easy-to-use online charting.
Features free resources, including delayed information on equity options and stock prices, a directory of exchange-listed options and educational material.
Small Cap Stocks
Small Cap Review
Small Cap Stocks are shares of stock traded on the so-called "pink sheets," and generally do not meet the minimum criteria for capitalization and number of shareholders that are required for listing on most exchanges. These stocks are normally sold at a low price, but are thinly traded, with limited market makers.
NASDAQ Stock Market
Includes investor information, including intraday charts on key indices, intraday charting for all Nasdaq securities, and NYSE and AMEX quotes.
New York Stock Exchange
The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Web site is designed as an educational tool for investors, students and teachers. It provides links to a rich diversity of information.
The place to start for locating information on public or private companies around the world. Arranged by country, this is a resource list of sites. Includes links to market research reports, laws, court decisions, the CIA World FactBook, currency rates, and population. An excellent source of hard to find corporate resources on countries.
EDGAR: (SEC Filings & Forms)
This is an index to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's EDGAR (Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval) documents.
ThomasNet - Thomas Register of American Manufactures
Thomas Register is the most comprehensive online resource for finding companies and products manufactured in North America.
Small Business Information
Designed to provide business with one stop access to federal government information, services and transactions. Maintained by the National Performance Review.
CalGOLD (California Government: Online to Desktops)
Provides businesses with information on permits and other requirements of California agencies at all levels of government, including addresses, telephone numbers, and links to agency Internet web pages.
California Department of Consumer Affairs: Boards, Bureaus and Committees
Certification board, bureau and committee contacts for licensees.
National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE)
Includes current news, ideas and legislative issues concerning the self-employed.
Online Women's Business Center (OWBC)
This site provides subject-specific access to some 300 concise articles, written by affiliate agencies and organizations, that offer specific advise on marketing, finance, management, technology and procurement. Maintained by the Small Business Administration's Office of Women's Business Ownership.
Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)
SCORE is a volunteer service of retired business executives offering their experience and service to any business. Business questions can be submitted and answered via email.
Small Business Administration
Information about starting financing and expanding a business plus local SBA resources. Allows you to list your "business" card online and search for other businesses nationwide.
Bank Rates and Calculators
Information from Bank Rate Monitor provides rates for mortgage rates, CD rates, auto loans, credit cards, mortgages, and more (including banking tips and a monthly loan payment calculator).