If you invest in the stock market then it’s highly likely you need to keep an eye on your investments during your working day. Maybe a set of earnings are due to be released or new product has just been announced. In this case viewing the current real time price can be exciting (if you are in profit that is!) or essential in helping you decide whether to hold the stock or not.
Below are 3 great websites that many people use to view stock prices and charts. Also they offer various other tools like portfolio lists etc..
1. Yahoo! Finance
By far the oldest and greatest finance website there is. Yahoo! offers some excellent stock charts which can be viewed in real time and also in time frames such as 5 minute, hourly and daily. You can add indicators to the charts to help show trend direction of prices. One of the most popular features on Yahoo! is the ability to be able to download historical stock prices for pretty much any stock listed on the major exchanges. Using excel yo can use this data to do your own analsyis. Visit Yahoo! Finance here.
2. Stock Price Today
A relative newcomer to the finance websites on offer stockpricetoday.com provides real time streaming quotes along with charts and related news to each stock listed. Using the separate chart page you can view historic chart into weekly views aswell as live. They also offer you a free watch list in the members area in which you can save up to 30 companies to view in real time, this is good for monitoring your whole portfolio on a single page. Visit stockpricetoday.com here.
3. Google Finance
Last but not least we have the big G’s offering. Google provides a must view stock market news service which should be saved as any investors home screen, however they also provide some excellent tools to view stock charts and price also. Each stock listed comes with in depth details on the days high and low prices, along with fundamentals, volume and all sorts of other data. Their charts are also very advanced for an online service and you can easily switch between plots like candlestick, line and bar charts.. Visit Google Finance here.
Hopefully these websites can provide you with the information you need to track your investments whilst at work or on the move. All the sites listed are excellent for mobile usage too. Enjoy!