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Websites for Exchange-Traded Funds

Where to find prospectuses and performance information for ETFs. Read more »

Analyzing Stock and Sector Price Momentum

June 2011 by Joe Lan
These charting and ETF sites can help you analyze stock and sector price momentum. Read more »

Websites for Exchange-Traded Funds

Where to get up-to-date market & trading information as well as fact sheets on ETFs and ETNs. Read more »

Economic Data Sources

Where to find the key data to watch for signals about trends in the economy. Read more »

Valuing Your Gold & Resources for the New IRA Rules

Where to go if you want to take advantage of the rise in gold prices and sell your unwanted gold jewelry, or calculate an updated value to ensure you have adequate insurance coverage. Also, links to help answer your questions about the new Roth IRA conversion rules. Read more »

On-Line Tax Information and Tax Filing Sites

The Web provides many resources for getting free tax information, plus there are a number of Web sites that offer free on-line tax preparation services. Read more »

Web Sites for Exchange-Traded Funds

You can get up-to-date market and trading information on exchange-traded funds from several comprehensive financial Web sites, as well as the Web sites of the ETF marketers and sponsors. Read more »

Reverse Mortgages

Older homeowners looking for ways to raise current income may consider tapping into their home equity by using a reverse mortgage. Read more »

Medicare Health Insurance Coverage

Do you need help understanding Medicare benefits? These Web sites offer the best information relating to basic coverage issues, benefits offered, how to enroll, how to choose your options and how to compare plans. Read more »

Web Sites for Investing on the Go

Many investors are now turning to their Web-enabled mobile devices--such as a BlackBerry, cell phone or PDA--to access the latest price data on the go. A list of the mobile-based sites where you can get connected. Read more »

Checking Insurance Company Safety

How can you evaluate the financial health of an insurance company? One approach is to check the financial safety ratings that have been assigned to the company by one of the ratings agencies. Read more »

How to Check Out a Broker On-Line

Broker information on the Web can be divided into two camps: Sites that provide disciplinary or background information about a broker or firm, and sites that provide customer evaluations of brokerage firms. Read more »

Monitoring Bank Safety On-Line

Bank failures and the ongoing turmoil in the financial markets have many individuals concerned about the stability of their own banks. Of course, even in the face of a bank failure, investors have some protections. Read more »

Web Sites for Exchange-Traded Funds

Where to get up-to-date market and trading information on exchange-traded funds, as well as how to find prospectuses and other fund reports on-line. Read more »

Commodities Trading

For those interested in directly investing in the commodities market, there are many Internet resources to help you analyze, pick and track your investments. Read more »

Mortgage and Refinancing Tips

Web sites that can help you understand the issues involved in home mortgages include free advice, tips and calculators. Read more »

Web Sites for Exchange-Traded Funds

Where to get up-to-date market and trading information on exchange-traded funds, as well as prospectuses and other fund reports. Read more »

Getting an Options Education On-Line

In the good old days, options primarily covered equities—in other words, the underlying instrument was a stock. But the option universe has expanded immensely. Where to go on-line to learn more. Read more »

Real-Time Stock Data

Over the past two and a half years, real-time data has become much more prevalent--albeit, usually at additional cost. Read more »

In-Depth Information on Major Market Indexes

Index fund investors are faced wtih a huge variety of indexes to choose among. To find out more about the various underlying market indexes, check out the sites listed here. Read more »

Tracking Company Webcasts

May 2007 by Cara Scatizzi
More and more companies are offering on-line broadcasts of shareholder meetings, quarterly and annual earnings releases, company announcements, press releases and much more. Read more »

How to Check Out a Broker

Broker information on the Web can be divided into two camps: Sites that provide disciplinary or background information about a broker or firm, and sites and provide customer evaluations of brokerage firms. Read more »

Web Sites for Corporate Events & Activities

Corporate announcements can have a dramatic impact on a stock’s price, with positive announcements providing significant price boosts and negative news causing the price to fall. Where to go on-line to keep track of these events. Read more »

Web Sites for Closed-End Funds

Information on closed-end funds is far more limited than their more popular relatives, mutual funds and exchange-traded funds. Nonetheless, there are several Web sites that offer comprehensive information specifically related to closed-end funds that are available to the public for free. Read more »

Lost and Found on the Internet

Find out how to search for unclaimed property and how to reclaim lost assets from federal government agencies. Read more »

Professional Designations and What They Mean: On-Line Sources

Find out what the designations that investment professionals use stand for and who confers them. Read more »

Hedge Funds On-Line

Most on-line performance data on hedge funds is available only to subscribers and extremely expensive. However, there are some sites that provide free hedge fund industry information, and others that give regulatory information and cautions for investors. Read more »

401(k) and 403(b) Investing Web Sites

Employees of companies both large and small have seen the traditional pension plan gradually replaced by defined-contribution plans. Where to look on-line for information to help you make the most of your retirement plan. Read more »

College Financing On-Line

Where to find the information you need on college savings plans and financial aid programs. Read more »

How to Check Out a Broker

Broker information on the Web can be divided into two camps: Sites that provide disciplinary or background information about a broker or firm, and sites that provide customer evaluations of brokerage firms. Read more »

How to Find Contrarians on the Web

January 2006 by Cara Scatizzi
Where you can get advice and educational information about contrarian investing. Read more »

Web Sites for IPOs

The Internet can keep you informed about IPOs, offering everything from IPO descriptions and pertinent dates to follow-up data on how the stock performs after the first day of trading. Read more »

Web Sites for Exchange-Traded Funds

Where to find up-to-date market and trading information on exchange-traded funds. Read more »

Where to Find Earnings Revisions on the Internet

Web sites where you can get updates on analyst consensus earnings estimates and their revisions. Read more »

Web Sites for Screening Mutual Funds

July 2005 by Cara Scatizzi
A list of Internet sites that offer free mutual fund screening to help you locate funds that meet your specific criteria. Read more »

Long-Term Care Information on the Web

Sites you can turn to for information on long-term care insurance, including guides to buying a policy and useful information on long-term care services. Read more »

How to Check Out a Broker

Hot Links: Where can you get background information and ratings on discount brokers? Visit these Web sites to check a broker's disciplinary history or see what others think of a broker's services. Read more »

Web Sites for Optimizing Your Portfolio

Hot Links: Through proper diversification, risky assets can be combined to achieve higher returns without taking on additional risk. Now Web sites offer portfolio optimizers, which are asset allocation models to help you select the right combination. Read more »

Web Sites for Economic Data

Hot Links: What you can find at the Federal Reserve Board Web site and other on-line sources for economic statistics. Read more »

Web Sites for Exchange-Traded Funds

Hot Links: Where to go on-line to find information and reports on exchange-traded funds, including SDPRs, HOLDRS, and BLDRs. Read more »

Websites for Exchange-Traded Funds

Where to find prospectuses and other fund reports online. Read more »

Web Sites for Insider Trading

Hot Links: Where to go on-line to get up-to-date information on the trading activity of corporate insiders. Read more »

Hedge Fund Sources On-Line

Hot Links: Where to find information and performance figures on hedge funds on the Internet. Read more »

529 Savings Plans Info On-Line

Hot Links: A guide to Web sites that review and rate 529 college savings plans, provide listings of available plans with details, and explain 529 plans in general. Read more »

Retirement Spending Calculators

Hot Links: Where can you turn for a quick estimate of how much of your retirement savings you can safely spend each year? A look at the investing Web sites with retirement spending calculators. Read more »

Where to Get Investment Information on Emerging Markets

Web sites that provide information on foreign markets classified as emerging, including economic and business statistics and major exchanges and indexes. Read more »

How to Check Out a Broker

Where can you get background information and ratings on discount brokers? Visit these Web sites to check a broker's disciplinary history or see what others think of a broker's services. Read more »