Making Your Money Work for You
Looking for a more efficient way to research investments and make your money work for you? Online, you can learn the basics of investing or you get advanced stock tips and news. You can research, check in on what other investors are doing, or even use the Internet to make trades through an online brokerage. We'll walk you through the basics and show you the best investment-related sites on the Web.
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Whether you're new to investing or have been doing it for years, you can create a complete portfolio from the comfort of your home. Below are some reliable and efficient online brokerages that enable you to purchase stocks and in some cases, bonds and mutual funds. Take advantage of education services and personal assistance to let your brokerage help you create an entire long-term investment plan, or use your brokerage simply to purchase a few stocks.
- There are multiple online brokerages, each with its advantages, but it's important that your online broker makes sense to you. Search carefully and read all the information so that when you choose, you've selected the program that best fits your particular needs whether they be state-of-the-art tools, flexibility, or 24-hour support.
- Even if you don't invest online, you can use the free "Portfolio Tracker" on an online financial news site like Barron's or Marketwatch to organize and monitor all your investments.
The Investing Online Resource Center
walks you through the steps of online investing, beginning simply with how to open an online account. The site also rates online brokers, and provides an investing simulation center so you can practice before you spend any real money.
is an online investment brokerage that’s particularly useful for the new investor. You can select different pricing programs to fit your needs; if you're just starting out the basic program has no subscription fee. You can purchase stocks independently or create an investment plan to grow your portfolio at a pace that makes sense for you.
is an online investing and trading company that also offers savings accounts, retirement plans, and mortgage services. With an E*trade account, you can do all your banking and investing business in one place. E*trade also provides comprehensive research and education sections and clearly separates long-term investing and active trading.
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