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Q: Rerefences for Online Stock Trading ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: Rerefences for Online Stock Trading
Category: Business and Money
Asked by: ledre-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 21 Dec 2004 11:10 PST
Expires: 20 Jan 2005 11:10 PST
Question ID: 445629
I am new to trading stocks online and I am looking for reliable
references (screening tools, newsgroups, web sites) that can help me.
I do not want to day-trade as such (more like swing trading), and I
certainly do not need any of the thousands of "questionnable" web
sites out there. I don't want to make millions as some of these
ridiculously promise, I just want to learn hands on with modest
investments. Any web sites, tools, newsletters, etc, that can be
trusted a bit ?

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 21 Dec 2004 16:32 PST
MSN Money -- Microsoft's web page on investing -- has some good
"Investing 101" materials:

Check out the section labeled "The Basics"

Are these the sort of things you're looking for...?

Clarification of Question by ledre-ga on 21 Dec 2004 18:18 PST
Hi, I took a quick look and the Microsoft money central and it looks good. 
Thank you.

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 21 Dec 2004 18:26 PST
You're quite welcome, but don't go away just yet....!

Is there any other information I can get for you?  

I have not yet posted a formal answer to your question.  I'll be happy
to do so, if you have everything you need.

But if you would like additional information, I'd be happy to provide it.

Just let me know.

Thanks...and a happy holiday (and hopefully, a prosperous new year!),


Clarification of Question by ledre-ga on 22 Dec 2004 05:36 PST

The Microsoft site seems to have a lot of what I am looking for.
Except maybe a good stocks screening tool. Something that allows to
search for stocks based on certain criteria (like EPS, P/E, PEG, price
range, price change, etc). Would you know of a good one ?

Thanks again and happy holidays
Subject: Re: Rerefences for Online Stock Trading
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 22 Dec 2004 06:25 PST
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Hello ledre-ga,

Thanks for your follow-up note.  

The MSN Money site that I mentioned earlier also has a pretty
user-friendly stock screener, but they bury it away a bit.  You can
find it at:

I trust you now have the information you need to make an educated
start at interesting way to usher in the new year.

By the way, you are welcome to rate the answers you receive here at
Google Answers.  But before rating this one, please let me know if
there's anything else you need.  Just post a Request for
Clarification, and I'll be happy to assist you further.

All the best...


search strategy:  Used bookmarked stock info sites.
ledre-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars
Very good answer, will save me time, grief and efforts.

Subject: Re: Rerefences for Online Stock Trading
From: daytrader_7__6-ga on 22 Dec 2004 09:24 PST
The best link site:

2 web forums:

Trading Education:
It's a slimy industry.  imho, these three guys (and Toni, who is
female) are all honest people who can be trusted. Alan  Vad  Brandon & Toni

And in my personal opinion, avoid this last company like the plague:
Subject: Re: Rerefences for Online Stock Trading
From: chasask-ga on 23 Dec 2004 03:36 PST
Hi Ledre, buy some books written by well known & respected share
traders. Your local stock exchange website may provide a list of
recommended reading. I started out reading as much as I could, &
learning from the web. I have been trading the Australian market for
12 months now & I'm making money! (get rich slowly!) It's a bit scary
at first, but after a few trades you soon get used to it. For me, the
best thing can do it all online & you don't have to deal
directly with other people. You can run your own show! Some of the
best books I have read are written by Louise Bedford (Emphasis is on
the Australian market, but her concepts can be applied to any market).
If you like more technical reading, try "Trading for a living" by Dr
Alexander Elder.
A good site to check out with lots of links is (I have no financial interest in
any of these). Hope this is of use to you. Enjoy!

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