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APPENDIX L. MEDIA SOURCES AND WEB SITES GUIDES



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Useful Web Sites

Free information about stocks and options on the Internet abounds. Please keep in

mind that many new internet web sites are created daily, and the information on individual sites is dynamic and ever changing. This is just a small selection of sites

that we have found to be well-designed, user-friendly, and useful.

Education

Final Bell

www.sandbox.net/finalbell/pub-doc/home.html

CNN Financial Network hosts the Final Bell, which is a place you can join free

stock trading simulations, master the basics of online investing, and compete for

great prizes.

Motley Fool

www.fool.com

The Motley Fool site was created to educate, amuse, and enrich. This popular and

entertaining site has a vast amount of information including quotes, charts, financials, education, portfolios, news, and ideas.

Options Industry Council

www.optionscentral.com

The Options Industry Council (OIC) is the educational arm of several exchanges,

including the American Stock Exchange (AMEX), Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), Pacific Stock Exchange (PSE), the Philadelphia Stock Exchange

(PHLX), and the Options Clearing Corporation (OCC). The site offers free educational material to help you learn about trading options.

Stock Track

www.stocktrak.com

Stock Track provides portfolio simulations featuring stocks, options, futures, bonds,

and more. Over 10,000 college students use this terrific educational site each semester in their finance and investment courses. Stock Track is now available to anyone, allowing you to manage a fake brokerage account of $100,000 in order to test

strategies, place trades, and learn about the financial markets.

Virtual Stock Exchange

www.virtualstockexchange.com

The Virtual Stock Exchange is a simulation web site utilized by over 65 colleges

and investment clubs, managing portfolios through free simulations. Their investment guide contains a glossary, online resources, and market strategies.

Charts and Quotes

BigCharts

www.bigcharts.com

Bigcharts is sure to become one of your favorite sites with intraday charts, historical

quotes, and quotes on over 34,000 stocks, mutual funds, and indices. Great info on

the big movers and losers in the main markets, momentum charts, and other goodies.



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BMI

www.bmiquotes.com

Bonneville Market Information (BMI) has free 20-minute delayed quotes, a link to

CBS MarketWatch, and end-of-day global market information, including exchange

rates and American depositary receipts (ADR) prices. Real-time quotes are available for a fee.

ClearStation

www.clearstation.com

This site focuses on technical information including customized charts, graphs, and

company profiles. Enjoy custom portfolios, quotes, charts, message boards, and

daily e-mail alerts plus recommendations that are actually worthwhile.

CyberInvest

www.cyberinvest.com

CyberInvest is an excellent guide for the focusing on investor education, portfolio

tracking, market monitors, Zacks research, global investing, portfolio tracking, and

a round-up of the coolest tools on the Web.

DBC Online

www.dbc.com

A comprehensive site that includes delayed and real-time quote services, news,

movers and shakers, charts, portfolios, and alerts. Many trading software programs are compatible with DBC (also known as Signal) to run their analysis

systems.

Financial Web

www.financialweb.com

This extensive site is one of our favorites for reviewing fundamental data and historical prices of options and stocks, and for researching mutual funds.

PC Quote

www.pcquote.com

PC Quote has delayed quotes and access to real-time quotes on stocks, options and

futures, as well as a multitude of insightful articles and pertinent data.

Quicken.com

www.quicken.com

The Quicken site has quotes, advanced charting, portfolio information, news, analysis, profiles, SEC filings, and reports in addition to its turbo tax products.

Quote.com

www.quote.com

One of the best sites on the Net, Quote.com offers a full web page of useful information, including delayed and real-time quotes, charts, earnings estimates and reports, top business stories, NYSE most active gainers and losers, and a market

guide with in-depth information on individual companies. You can also register for

hourly updates; dynamic quote service, and timely news feeds.



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StockMaster

www.stockmaster.com

StockMaster is another excellent site with quotes and clear daily price charts with

separate volume charts. Check out their investor sentiment surveys.

StockTools

www.stocktools.com

The StockTools site has delayed quotes on all the major U.S. and Canadian exchanges. Nice features include a wide variety of industry groupings for selecting

quotes. Customizable graphs, and extensive historical quotes are also available.

Timely.com

www.timely.com

Timely.com is a friendly little site with 15 to 20-minute delayed quotes, charts, and

indicators on over 17,000 different securities. Lists most actives, biggest gainers

and losers also.

Yahoo! Finance

quote.yahoo.com

The Yahoo financial site has quotes, financial news, features, a reference section with

calendars, the latest market news, and a portfolio feature to track your favorite stocks.

News Sources

Bloomberg

www.bloomberg.com

Bloomberg’s site has a staggering array of financial information including headlines,

market updates, and equity indexes. Currency calculators and cross-currency rates are

useful bonuses. Real audio sound bites are available for up-to-the-minute updates.

Business Week

www.businessweek.com

Business Week online has daily briefings, quotes, and portfolio information. Many

interesting and well-written articles make this a worthwhile site, while the banking,

technology, and education centers are interesting. The searchable archive dates back

to January 1991.

CBS MarketWatch

www.marketwatch.com

CBS MarketWatch is sure to be on everyone’s bookmark list, with comprehensive

coverage of news, headlines, and market data. Delayed quotes are supplied by DBC.

CNBC

www.cnbc.com

The CNBC television news channel is the leader in business news. The CNBC site

has programming information for CNBC in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Biographies

for the CNBC staff are also online. Extensive executive and job search Web listings

and phone numbers are available.



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CNNfn

cnnfn.cnn.com

The CNN television news channel has successfully spun off their online Financial

News site, with the hot stories of the day, market updates, quotes, resources, and

briefings.

Dow Jones

www.dowjones.com

The Dow Jones site has global market updates, economic indicators, the quotes, and

the newswire. Access to other business publications is also available.

Dun & Bradstreet

www.dnb.com

Dun & Bradstreet specializes in press releases and company profiles, focusing on

news, views, and trends.

The Economist

www.economist.com

The Economist is the international journal of news, ideas, and opinions. Thoughtprovoking analysis and articles abound in the current issue, as well as access to

archived editions.

Financial Times

www.ft.com

The Financial Times’ online newspaper requires free registration to access headlines and financial information. Free search of archived articles is available.

Forbes

www.forbes.com

Forbes Digital Toolbox is an intriguing site with many of the Forbes lists, interesting commentary, and delayed quotes.

Investor’s Business Daily

www.investors.com

The IBD site has incorporated many topical daily news articles from sections such

as Inside Today, Front Page, Computers & Tech, the Economy, the Markets, and

Vital Signs.

Kiplinger

www.kiplinger.com

Kiplinger online is an excellent source of business forecasts and personal financial

advice. The PAWWS Financial Network provides 20-minute delayed quotes.

MoneyNet

www.moneynet.com

Reuters MoneyNet has market briefs, indexes updates, the market snapshot, business news, company news, quotes, and top stories.

Moody’s

www.moodys.com

Moody’s Investors Service is the leading provider of credit ratings, research, and financial information to the capital markets.



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Nasdaq Trader

www.nasdaqtrader.com

The Nasdaq Trader has trading and market data services, volume reports on shares,

lists of share volume leaders, trading halts, and access to Nasdaq news.

Reuters

www.reuters.com

Reuters news service has an impressive array of financial information; especially

useful are the world market indices and information on the foreign exchange

(ForEx) markets.

Standard & Poor’s

www.stockinfo.standardpoor.com

The Standard & Poor’s site contains interesting, updated headlines and market commentary, and a wealth of information on the S&P 500.

Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities

www.traders.com

The online site of Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities magazine has

monthly featured articles and excellent educational information for the novice

trader. A wide variety of links and resources make this a useful site.

Wall Street Journal

www.wsj.com

Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition requires a small fee for online subscription.

There are some interesting free features such as top business news in Spanish and

Portuguese, annual reports from selected companies, the Small Business Suite, and

Shareholder Scorecard. There is also an updated job and career search section with

technical, professional, and management positions listed.

Worth

www.worth.com

Worth Online has a variety of stories and archived stories from previous editions.

Check out the complete Peter Lynch archives, the investor resource section, and Investing 101 for beginners.

Zacks Investment Research

www.zacks.com

Zacks Investment Research site has a nice variety of research, emerging stock picks

with potential for explosive growth, analysis, quotes, and balance sheets. It also has

a subscription service that delivers news and quotes regarding your personal portfolio picks directly to your desktop.

Search Engines

HotBot

www.hotbot.com

HotBot is a superb search engine with fast access to business and financial information.



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Infoseek

www.infoseek.com

Infoseek has both business and personal finance sections, with quotes, charts, market research, DRIPs, shareholder reports, and a section on stock market basics.

They have an excellent free subscription service that delivers market information

directly to your desktop.

Lycos

www.lycos.com/money

The Lycos site is an excellent source for stock and other financial information. They

have access to quotes, headlines, stock alerts, and a link for the top 10 investment sites.

Yahoo!

www.yahoo.com/business

The Yahoo! site for business and the economy has a wealth of information from business headlines and indexes to economic indicators and the international economy.

Informative Sites

Briefing.com

www.briefing.com

The Briefing.com site has live market commentary, stock analysis, quotes and

charts, sector ratings, and an economic calendar. Other premium services are

available.

COOP

www.coop-options.com

The Committee on Options Proposals is comprised of respected options industry

professionals and marketing personnel from 40 stock exchange member firms, the

four options exchanges, and the OCC.

Daytraders

www.daytraders.com

This site is a daytrader’s paradise, full of news and resources. Delayed quotes are

supplied by Quote.com. The trading strategies section has some wonderful common

sense information for all traders.

Direct Stock Market

www.dsm.com

Direct Stock Market provides investors, entrepreneurs, and securities industry professionals with current, complete, and immediate information about public and private offerings.

Economagic

www.economagic.com

One of the most comprehensive free economic sites on the Net with access to more

than 100,000 core U.S. macroeconomic documents and government reports. A must

for any broad market analyst trying to keep track of government reports and economic events.



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EDGAR-Online

www.edgar-online.com

This first-rate site is truly a valuable financial resource. It allows you to access

EDGAR filings using an electronic data-gathering analysis retrieval tool (now,

that’s impressive) to locate the SEC filings that interest you. Check out the exclusive drill-down tools, “IPO Express” feature, and insider trading updates. Program

an alert to let you know when a company you are watching files a new document.

Although this is a subscription-based site, they do offer a few free services including custom portfolios.

FINweb

www.finweb.com

FINWeb is a highly concentrated financial economics web site dedicated to listing internet resources providing substantive information concerning economics

and finance-related topics. Sections include Electronic Publishing (Journals),

Working Papers, Databases and Research Tools, and of course extensive links.

Very highbrow—check out the jokes about economists, too.

Individual Investor

www.individualinvestor.com

The Individual Investor online site has access to quotes, strategies, the Magic 25,

hot stocks, analysis, portfolio and mutual fund information.

InfoBeat

www.infobeat.com

InfoBeat is an easy-to-use, one-stop shopping site for getting information delivered

right to your PC. Just click on Finance to set up portfolios of stocks and receive

daily e-mail messages containing closing prices and pertinent news. Click on Select

and then Business and Finance to browse their extensive selection of e-mail

newsletters and columnists from leading publishers that you can receive free.

Info Space

quotes.infospace.com

Info Space has access to 50 real-time stock quotes per day and unlimited delayed

quotes. Company research and market updates such as movers and performers are

available. Links to the Yellow and White Pages let you search for financial Advisers. Stock news is available by ticker symbol.

Investorama

www.investorama.com

Doug Gerlach’s Investorama is a wonderfully comprehensive directory for investors. Researching a stock is especially easy as there is a huge variety of research,

company background and analysis available including several types of quotes and

charts from BigCharts. A great site.

Investor Guide

investorguide.com

The Investor Guide is a tremendous resource for personal investing on the Web; in

addition to quotes and news, they have over 1,000 responses to investment ques-



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tions. This excellent, comprehensive site focuses on investing, personal finance, and

education. They also run the hedge hog investment competition. Have you ever

wanted to create and manage your own $1,000,000 hedge fund? Here’s your

chance.

Investor Home

www.investorhome.com

The Investor Home page is a treasure trove of links, quotes, charts, research, profiles,

and earnings estimates. This site has won five awards the last time we checked.

Money Club

moneyclub.com

The MoneyClub has information on all aspects of money. In addition to the info

center and news room there is basic stock and quote information. A wide variety of

topics, such as, IPOs, real estate, credit and debt collection, banking, insurance, retirement, and taxes are also covered.

Optionetics.com

www.optionetics.com

The Optionetics.com site has comprehensive information available on all financial

markets. It offers quotes, market analysis, and a multitude of daily articles by insightful investment journalists. Make sure to check out the Platinum area, a comprehensive options analysis program designed to fit the needs of the active option trader.

Stocks.com

www.stocks.com

The Stocks.com site is a financial resources guide with access to quotes and research and a ton of excellent links.

StockSecrets

www.stocksecrets.com

The Stock Secrets site claims to be the most complete financial library on the Internet. Use its search engine to scroll through more than 3,000 pages of financial

books.

Silicon Investor

www.siliconinvestor.com

The Silicon Investor site claims to be the largest discussion community on the Web

with over 3,500,000 messages in its database. This haven for tech stock investors

specializes in computers, software, communication, semis, biotechnology and medical devices, and much more. Quotes and charts are supplied by North American

Quotations, Inc., and are delayed 15 to 20 minutes.

TheStreet.com.

www.thestreet.com

Controversial analyst Jim Cramer hosts this site. Most active, and percentage gainers and losers are prominent features here. Two weeks free at sign-on, with interesting articles and insights. Excellent commentary and market analysis can be

delivered to your desktop (available by subscription).



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Thomson Investors Network

www.thomsoninvest.net

The Thomson Invest site allows you to access news from their newsroom and retrieve selected articles in from the Market Monitor. Research, news, and intraday

quotes are nice features.

WallStreetCity

www.wallstreetcity.com

The Wall Street City site has it all, from market analysis, commentary, and consensus reports to news, quotes, charts, reports, and the S&P Marketscope.

Wall Street Research Net

www.wsrn.com

The Wall Street Research Net has over 500,000 links to help professional and private investors perform fundamental research on actively traded companies and mutual funds, and locates important economic data that moves markets.

World Wide Financial Network

www.wwfn.com

The World Wide Financial Network has an excellent variety of investor resources—

from indexes, point and figure charts, and quotes to extensive research, feature articles, and access to online brokers. Overall a great site.



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APPENDIX M. ONLINE BROKERAGE DIRECTORY

Online Brokerage

A.B. Watley

Accutrade

American First Associates

American Express

Financial Direct

Ameritrade

BCL Online

Benjamin & Jerold

Discount Brokerage

BOSC Online Brokerage

Brown & Co.

Bull & Bear Online

Bush Burns Securities

Castle Securities

Charles Schwab Online

Citicorp Investment

CompuTEL Securities

CyBerBroker, Inc.

Datek Online

Discover Direct

DLJ Direct

Dreyfus BrokerageService

Empire Financial Group

E*Trade

FarSight Financial

Fidelity Web Xpress

Firstrade.com

ForbesNet

Freedom Investments

Frontier

InternetTrading.Com

InvestEXpress Online

InvestIN.com Securities

InvesTrade

J.B. Oxford & Company

Lexit Capital

Main Street Market

MB Trading

Mr. Stock

Muriel Siebert & Co.

MyDiscountBroker.com



Web Site

www.abwatley.com

www.accutrade.com

www.aftrader.com

www.americanexpress.com/direct



Phone

888-229-2853

800-494-8939

888-682-6973

800-297-5300



www.ameritrade.com

www.bclnet.com

www.stockoptions.com



800-454-9272

800-621-0392

800-446-5112



www.oneinvest.com

www.brownco.com

www.bullbear.com

www.bushburns.com

www.castleonline.com

www.eschwab.com

www.citicorp.com/us/investments

www.computel.com

www.cybercorp.com

www.datek.com

www.discoverbrokerage.com

www.dljdirect.com

www.edreyfus.com

www.lowfees.com

www.etrade.com

www.farsight.com

www.fidelity.com

www.firstrade.com

www.forbesnet.com

www.freedominvestments.com

www.ffutures.com

www.internettrading.com

www.investexpress.com

www.investinsecs.com

www.investrade.com

www.jboxford.com

www.lexitcapital.com

www.mainstmarket.com

www.mbtrading.com

www.mrstock.com

www.siebertnet.com

www.mydiscountbroker.com



888-843-6382

800-225-6707

800-285-5232

800-821-4803

800-891-1003

800-225-8570

800-846-5200

800-432-0327

877-729-2379

800-823-2835

800-584-6837

800-825-5723

800-421-8395

800-569-3337

800-786-2575

800-830-7483

800-544-5555

800-869-8800

800-488-0090

800-944-4033

800-777-2438

800-696-2811

800-392-7192

800-327-1883

800-498-7120

800-799-8870

888-778-4998

800-710-7160

888-790-4800

800-470-1896

800-995-7880

888-882-5600



APPENDIX M. ONLINE BROKERAGE DIRECTORY

National Discount Brokers

The Net Investor

Online Trading.com

Peremel Online

Preferred Trade

Quick & Reilly

Scottsdale Securities

Sunlogic

Suretrade.com

Trade4Less

Tradewell Discount

Investing

Trading Direct

TruTrade

Vision Trade

Wall Street Access

Wall Street Discount

Corporation

WallStreet Electronica

Wang Investments

Waterhouse Webroker

Web Street.com

Wilshire Capital

Wyse Securities



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www.ndb.com

www.netinvestor.com

www.onlinetrading.com

www.peremel.com

www.preferredtrade.com

www.quick-reilly.com

www.scottrade.com

www.sunlogic.com

www.suretrade.com

www.trade4less.com

www.trade-well.com



800-888-3999

800-NET-4250

800-995-1076

800-737-3635

800-889-9178

800-793-8050

800-619-7283

800-556-4600

800-394-1452

800-780-3543

888-907-9797



www.tradingdirect.com

www.trutrade.com

www.visiontrade.com

www.wsaccess.com

www.wsdc.com



212-766-0241

800-328-8600

800-374-1940

800-925-5781

888-492-5578



www.wallstreete.com

www.wangvest.com

www.tdwaterhouse.com

www.webstreetsecurities.com

www.wilshirecm.com

www.wysesecurities.com



888-925-5783

800-353-9264

888-687-0984

800-932-8723

800-926-9991

800-640-8668



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