Stock & Investment Information

BigCharts BigCharts is an investment charting and research web site that provides access to stock quotes, industry analysis, market news and commentary. The Historical Quotes area contains stock price information as far back as 1985. The BigReports section provides up to date information on the “Bigmovers,” the “Bigpics,” etc. “MarketPulse” news bulletins appear on the home page and pertinent news articles are linked to individual stock quotes and profiles. Of course, one of the major appeals of this site is the quality of the graphics used to present business information. It is not unusual to see BigCharts tables and graphs on other financial web sites. The interactive charting feature allows the user to customize charts to exact specifications, including the comparison or overlaying of data. Big Charts seems to set the web standard for graphic presentation of business data.

MSN Money Central One of the premier personal finance portals. Besides an in-depth section for research, it includes advice from some of the best financial writers available plus up-to-the-minute news and data.

Moneychimp this is an outstanding financial education web site!

The Motley Fool Motley Fool is an investment education website that gives advice on investing, personal finance, and retirement planning. The intended audience is beginners in finance and investing as well as more experienced researchers who would like advice on stock options. Motley Fool contains a lot of advertisements throughout the articles as well as links to endorsed products. With that said, the advice is credible and the website is a free resource for those seeking basic information on the financial world. Reviewed by RUSA Machine-Assisted Reference Section (MARS) for MARS Best 2017.

Yahoo!Finance this is part of the Yahoo! network. Provides financial news, data, and commentary, including stock quotes, press releases, financial reports, and original content. Also offers some online tools for personal financial management.

Bankrate.com Bankrate.com provides consumers with financial data, research and editorial information on investment and non-investment financial products. Information on mortgages, credit cards, new and used auto loans, money market accounts and CDs, checking and ATM fees, home equity lines and loans, and online banking fees is gathered from more than 2500 financial institutions in 120 markets in 50 states and Puerto Rico. Credit union rates are also included. Six calculators also assist patrons with mortgages, credit cards, savings, auto leasing, loans, and relocation. In existence since 1982 as a banking newsletter, Bank Rate Monitor went on the Web in April of 1995 and is updated weekly.