9 Terrific Investing Websites That Will Sure Suck Up Your Time

by Investing School on December 17, 2008

A big part of investing is about gathering information and knowledge. With websites popping up everyday that tries to teach you the basics and bring you the latest news, where do you go?

Below are 9 websites that will for sure occupy your time and energy for hours every day in hopes to find the holy grail of wealth!

  1. Yahoo Finance

    From the money losing machine comes a very profitable and arguably the most established finance news and research site. Yahoo has done many things wrong but this financial portal helped pioneered the industry and contains a wealth of information for novice and experts alike.
  2. Finance Google

    As a complete opposite, Finance Google was created by the extremely profitable company that is most likely losing money. Google is a no frills financial website that got a lot of hype before launch and totally shoved to aside these days. If anything, Google’s name has made it quite popular amongst younger crowds.
  3. CNBC.com

    The perfect complement to a well established TV station, CNBC has gathered much traffic through the years. However, the website is so tied to the programming on the actual TV channel that most people who never go their unless they’ve watched CNBC that day.
  4. Bloomberg.com

    In the “I now have one too” department, Bloomberg must have the most basic (at first glance) portal ever created by a corporation. Diving deeper, there are actually many tools and a ton of articles for research purposes but spend some money on design guys!
  5. CNN Money

    One of the cleaner websites out there, the layout is simple and inviting. The most I like about this website is its free access to many articles of the Money magazine! One suggestion though, if you are branding the website CNNMoney.com, then please don’t redirect it to cnn.money.com (or is it money.cnn.com). This is of course not an issue if you are trying to appeal to the Chinese (disclaimer: I am Chinese)
  6. The Motley Fool

    The Gardner brothers are geniuses and true entrepreneurs who realized early that they can do it better and cheaper themselves. Their branding is so deep within us investors that we must be fools not to be a fool.
  7. Financial Times

    The award for the longest load time during writing and review, Financial Times was only considered because of its ultra short domain name. Can you imagine how much money they can sell the domain name for?

    On a side note, it’s been a while since I’ve read the financial times print edition. I wonder if it still has that orangy-pink color?

  8. The Street.com

    The #1 interesting section is undoubtedly Jim Cramer’s videos and articles. A close second – how did the company behind it be allowed to go public? Seriously though, if you are a Jim Cramer fan (or someone who respects his opinion), the website has tons of free (and paid) content from him.
  9. Seeking Alpha

    A portal made by people with tons of funding, it’s the closest and most blogger friendly financial portal around. Many of the articles seem to be written by average investors who sees the financial markets in the same angle that we do, so maybe we can call this one a “group” blog.

    It will be interesting to see if this company will be profitable and survive in the long run but time will tell!

Here it is, 9 terrific investing websites that I come across quite frequently. What are some of the ones you go to? Anyone that isn’t on there?

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Justin "The Night Trader" December 17, 2008 at 11:41 am

I started out using Yahoo Finance, then moved to Google Finance when it came out. I’ve since moved to using mostly MarketWatch. I like being able to see the summary of most of the news on the homepage, so I keep it open for a news feed. If I’m researching a particular stock I still find myself gravitating to Google Finance.


MoneyNing December 17, 2008 at 12:06 pm

Justin: I still use Yahoo Finance quite a bit. Could you explain why you switched to Google Finance? Is there anything in particular that’s better?


Justin "The Night Trader" December 17, 2008 at 12:19 pm

@MoneyNing To tell you the truth I haven’t touched Yahoo Finance since Google Finance came out years ago, so my memory is a little faded. Part of it was because I’m in the “young google crowd” :-). But I know there were also some tools that Yahoo did not have yet. The two things that stand out in my mind were the sector summary, and just the “cleaner” look and feel of Google Finance. Right now one of the other Google Finance tools I really like is SMS stock quotes provided by Google SMS. Yahoo might have similar I don’t know. I still can’t justify the cost of internet on my phone, so this way I can use texting instead.


vilkri December 17, 2008 at 12:31 pm

You list all the big sites. I have not really spent much time on seeking alpha though. My favorite ones are money.cnn and ft. If I did not have direct access to Bloomberg, I would use the public Bloomberg site.


MoneyNing December 17, 2008 at 12:39 pm

Justin: I definitely need to look at what sector summary is all about. The SMS part probably won’t be much use to me since I have Internet on my phone but doesn’t SMS end up costing more and being less flexible?

vilkri: Seeking Alpha is more a “article” site than like other research sites. CNN Money is great since there are good articles and it’s free. Bloomberg I’m not too big of a fan since the design annoys me but if it works for you, it’s great!


Miranda December 18, 2008 at 4:48 am

I like Bloomberg.com and Yahoo! Finance. Also, I’ve started enjoying the social networking investing Web sites like Piqquem and Inner8 (disclosure: I write for the Inner8 blog). Both of these sites have interesting features that allow you to connect with others, make predictions, and follow your progress. I really find something like this even MORE time consuming. And fun.


MoneyNing December 18, 2008 at 10:44 am

Miranda: Sparks a great idea for one of my future articles about social networking investing! 🙂 Thanks for the insight!


STOCKMANMARC December 18, 2008 at 11:32 am

Guru focus is a good sight to follow, if your interested in what the BIG MONEY Masters such as Buffett, Soros, and Lamperts are buying/selling

I also frequent Yahoo Finance which I beleive is the most frequented finance site on the web


Emini Addict December 19, 2008 at 11:55 pm

You guys really need to check out FINVIZ.com
I’m a futures trader at <a href=”http://www.eminiaddict.com/” I use it everyday for it’s heat maps and scanning tools. They also have a chart pattern screener. Here is the guided tour <a href=”http://finviz.com/help_guidedtour.ashx”


Dividends4Life December 27, 2008 at 5:42 am

Well done!

Best Wishes,


j January 17, 2009 at 6:21 pm

Great site, but it’s a good thing your area of expertise is finance and not English. The “is” in your title should be an “are.”


en January 17, 2009 at 7:27 pm

Forget about investing school. Go back to writing school.


MoneyNing January 17, 2009 at 9:08 pm

j and en: Thanks for pointing out 🙂 You are welcomed to start writing school. If it’s good enough, I will sure join and follow!


Elvis September 5, 2012 at 7:32 pm

Hey MoneyNing,
What kind of website do you use to buy stock, and trade? I’m looking for a good one without having problems.


Investing School September 6, 2012 at 8:23 am

I have accounts at WellsTrade, Vanguard, ETrade and TradeKing.

I no longer make short term trades but I like Etrade and TradeKing’s executions back in the days when I was into day trading. I hold longer term investments in my WellsTrade and Vanguard accounts.


Peggy February 16, 2009 at 9:12 am

I love morningstar.com


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