List of Online Investing Research Tools


This article provides an overview of the top financial services companies and a list of online investment research tools. This list is helpful for anyone who is searching for an investment company. In addition, this list is useful for private investigators who conduct financial investigations and asset searches.

What is Investing?

Investing is putting money into something with the expectation of profit. Investment is the commitment of funds or capital to purchase financial instruments or other assets to gain profitable returns through interest, dividends, or appreciation of the instrument’s value (capital gains). Generally, investing is related to saving or deferring consumption.

Investment involves the choice by an individual or an organization, such as a pension fund, after some analysis or thought, to place or lend money in a financial vehicle, instrument, or asset, such as property, commodity, stock, bond, financial derivatives (e.g., futures or options), that has a certain level of risk and provides the possibility of generating financial returns over a period of time.

List of Online Investment Research Tools

The following are online investment websites that provide advice, investment news, investing tools, and more.

Bloomberg – Bloomberg is a global financial news and data platform. It provides real-time market data, news, economic indicators, stocks, bonds, commodities, and more analysis.

Charles Schwab—Charles Schwab is highly rated as one of the best investment platforms for retirement. This is due to its large selection of tools, excellent customer service, and the largest selection of commission-free funds. Schwab trades are just $4.95 per trade.

Cryptocurrency Exchanges – Learn about cryptocurrency and the online trading exchanges where they are bought and sold.

EarningsWhispers – EarningsWhispers provides earnings-related information and estimates, including whisper numbers, which are unofficial earnings forecasts. – E*TRADE is an innovative financial services company offering a full suite of easy-to-use online brokerage, investing, and related banking solutions delivered at a competitive price. We empower individuals to take control of their financial futures by providing the products, tools, and services they need to meet their near- and long-term investing goals. – Fidelity Investments is an international provider of financial services and investment resources that help individuals and institutions meet their financial objectives. is excellent for beginning and advanced investors. The site is full of robust research and educational tools. Trading costs are low, and the website is straightforward to use. – offers real-time data on global financial markets, economic indicators, and financial news. It also provides a wide range of technical analysis tools.

Merrill Edge –

Morningstar – Morningstar provides comprehensive investment research and analysis tools, including data on stocks, mutual funds, ETFs, and more. It offers in-depth financials, key ratios, analyst reports, and portfolio management tools.

Motley Fool – Online investing website that provides investment advice, financial discussion forums, and resources for investors. – One of the world’s largest specialty fixed income managers, with $720.6 billion in assets under management and more than 900 employees in Newport Beach, New York, Singapore, Tokyo, London, Sydney, Munich, Toronto, and Hong Kong. – QuoteMedia’s Award-Winning portfolio manager with complete access to streaming market data, quotes, charts, news, option chains, level II, and research information from your desktop computer or wireless handheld device. – ShareBuilder, previously owned by Capital One, is designed to make investing easy and affordable for everyone.—Seeking Alpha provides stock market opinion and analysis from blogs, money managers, and investment newsletters and its own high-value, complementary financial content. However, many of their posts are unnecessarily complicated for the average investor. Their writing strategy seems to overload you with information and then get you to sign up for their services. Skip this one unless you’re getting a Ph.D. in finance.

TD Ameritrade is rated as one of the best trading online brokers due to its wide variety of easy-to-use research and trading tools.

Zacks Investment Research – Zacks offers research reports, earnings estimates, and stock rankings based on quantitative models. It provides insights into potential stock performance.

Investing News

  • CNBC: CNBC offers market news, analysis, and live streaming of financial events. It covers a wide range of investment-related topics.
  • Investing – AOL Money & Finance – Investing tips, advice, and detailed news for every market. Updated information on mutual fund investing, stock market investing, and more.
  • MarketWatch – MarketWatch is a financial news website that covers market updates, business news, and analysis. It provides insights into stocks, mutual funds, and personal finance topics.
  • The Street – Provides various financial news, commentary, content, tools, and calculators to help investors and financial analysts.
  • Yahoo Finance offers free stock quotes, up-to-date news, portfolio management resources, international market data, message boards, and mortgage rates. It Also offers various financial data, news, and analysis. It provides real-time stock quotes, historical data, charts, and company-specific information.

What do Private Investigators Need to Know

Private detectives and police officers who conduct financial investigations, asset investigations, and forensic accounting should be familiar with the many different types of investments.

If you have questions about this list of online investing research tools, please comment below. Also, see our other Financial Investigation articles.

Michael Kissiah is the owner of Brandy Lane Publishing, LLC, which owns and operates a small portfolio of websites, including Michael created more than 20 years ago after working as a private investigator in the state of Florida. Since that time, he has become an expert at how to find information online and has written over 1000 articles on topics related to the investigation industry. In addition, he is the author of the "Private Investigator Licensing Handbook", available at



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