I’m trying to understand my investments better going forward, being quite new to this.
Clearly research is important, but where do you do your live research on stocks ?
Currently I use free tools… Etoro for ideas and charts, the free parts of ADFVN for news and data and the free data available from Simply Wall Street app seems very comprehensive…but who knows how accurate it all is.
My investments are small as just starting so I don’t want to be paying £30 a month for Stockopedia or Morningstar…maybe when I hit £25k or something I will review that.
What do you recommend? And if you pay for a service, do you feel you get value from that?
If they are British stocks, I really like the performance tables on This Is Money. You can check both FTSE and AIM and can get all sorts of info about financial fundamentals, broker views, latest trades, director deals, etc. Absolutely free:
For dividends, dividenddata.co.uk is brilliant. If you don’t find the company in the list, it will usually be because they’ve not yet declared but you can search for it and get historical data. Again, absolutely free: https://www.dividenddata.co.uk/
EDIT - not sure how to get rid of the annoying big window for one and not the other but hopefully makes the point anyway.
I use a few sources for information and tracking of my portfolio. Marketbeat, Simply Wall St, Google finance, dividend max, dividend watch. I also stumbled upon the AJ Bell top buys and sells page and what I like about this is you can filter by day, month, shares and ETF’s etc. Although I don’t follow the herd, it’s a good way to validate my strategy. I know Freetrade have a similar page, but that’s only updated each week. I also use stock events because I like how the data is presented and I can have widgets on my android home screen.