You may think that resources for stock market traders are expensive. However, there are many items for investors and traders, including books and magazines, which are available without charge. Here are ten worth checking out.
Free iPhone Investment Applications
There are several applications designed investors, which are available for the Apple (AAPL) iPhone which can be downloaded for free. For example, Bloomberg has a great iPhone app which provides the latest financial news, stock info, and more. There is another free app called iThread which is a database of hundreds of technology companies, along with who invested in them, who they invested in, contact information, officers, and much more. Great for venture capitalists or those that are looking for venture capital. If you are an investor in real estate, you can check out the Trulia app, which finds homes for sale and open houses in your area. To access these applications, just click on the App Store icon, then the Search icon, type in 'Stock', and click Search.
Free Trading Magazine
A free subscription to SFO Magazine is available, which covers stocks, futures, options, forex and ETF's. This magazine, which has been around for a long time, is designed for the individual trader and is great for reading on a train or plane. By the way, SFO stands for Stocks, Futures, Options.
Free Investing E-Books
You can get
13 Free Stock Market E-Books, all in a pdf format which can be downloaded and read on your computer or printed out. These are provided by swing-trade-stocks.com
Free Stock Market Games
A free stock market game, using a Virtual Stock Exchange, also known as a Stock Market Simulation or Fantasy Stock Market, which allows you to practice your trading for free, is available from howthemarketworks.com. A stock market simulator game is also available from investopedia.com
Free Stock Screeners
There are plenty of free stock screeners out there, and if you have an online brokerage account, they probably have a screener on their site. There are several other sites that have free screeners available including Yahoo! Finance, thestreet.com, and MarketWatch.com.
Free Investment Paperback Books
You can receive a free stock market book, offered by traderslibrary.com. You can choose from one of eight different investment books.
Free Investment Newsletters
There are lots of investing related email newsletters that you can subscribe to. At thestreet.com, you can subscribe to eight investment newsletters with one registration.
Free Top Hedge Fund Info
Have you ever wondered what the top hedge funds and top mutual funds are investing in? Want to follow in their footsteps, piggyback on their stockholdings? You could spend many hours combing through SEC records to get this info, or you could do it the easy way, by going to Stockpickr.com, which has all that information at your fingertips for free.
Free Investment Spreadsheet Templates
There are several free investment related Excel spreadsheet templates available from 18stocks.com, such as ' How Long to Become a Millionaire' and 'Stock Recovery Analysis'. If you are looking towards retirement, you may want to get a free retirement analyzer spreadsheet template from WallStreetNewsNetwork.com.
Free Stock Certificate Valuation
Have an old stock certificate from a company like Enron, WorldCom, or Global Crossing or maybe you just have an old stock certificate that you inherited from your grandmother? Want to find out what it is worth as a collectible? Maybe you want to get rid of it for tax loss purposes, or just turn your trash into cash. You can get a free valuation of your old stock certificate as a collectible at AntiqueStocks.com.