Top 20 Stock Market Financial & Charting Websites – [2018]

Top 10 Best Stock Market Software Review

Top 20 Stock Market Financial Books Review

Top 20 Stock Market Websites Review

Top 20 Stock Market Movies & Documentaries of ALL TIME Reviews

Top 20 Stock Market Audio Books Review

What are the Best Stock Market Websites, Financial News Services, Free & Premium Stock Charting Services Available?

20 Best Stock Market Investing Websites

Are you looking for the best online stock trading services?

These are the most important tools and websites you need to know and add to your trading arsenal.

In this review we break down the top 20 stock market websites and resources to the top 5 in each of the following 4 categories:

  • Top 5 Stock Market & Financial News Providers –  will share the best sources of news on the web
  • Top 5 Stock Market Software Apps – will reveal the best stock market software for trading success
  • Top 5 Investing Educational Products – the best stock market training courses on the web
  • Top 5 Free Stock Charting Websites – will highlight the best of the free stock chart websites

So let’s start with our top 20 reviews for 2018.

 

Top 5 Stock Market News Services

Having fast access to real-time news and breaking alerts on events in the stock market can provide a significant edge and add to your trading success.

Here we reveal the best sources of news, original content and rumors on the web.

 

The Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities Magazine (TASC)

Recommended for Serious Traders who want to continually learn and keep the edge over the competition.  The Best Trader Magazine Available

I have been a subscriber to Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities Magazine (TASC) for the last 8 years.

It is essentially the Go To Managzine for experienced Technical Analysts.  The magazine is very well written and has a host of high profile contributors.

I myself have been published in TASC, with my Side-Stepping the Next Crash” article.

The magazine covers the Technical Analysis of everything, Stocks, Options, Commodities, Bonds, Precious Metals and Foreign Exchange.

It includes extremely helpful learning articles, such as how to develop indicators and new ways to analyze the markets.

They also have a spotlight on learning new techniques for beginners and intermediate traders.

TASC also touches on the current market climate with in-depth technical analysis of the various markets.

The contributors provide systems designed to help you get an edge in the markets whilst also covering trading systems.  Also often when a system is provided there will be the code for the various Technical Analysis Packages such as MetaStock or TC2000 so you can implement your own indicators and systems.

As a subscriber, you also get access to the entire back catalog digitally, which is a pure goldmine of knowledge not available anywhere else on the planet.Stocks & Commodities MagazineTIP – Go for at least a 1 Year Subscription to get access to the entire digital library.

 

Benzinga PRO

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Benzinga is one of the fastest growing real-time news providers.  Its articles are well written and all focused on actionable trading ideas.  This is quite unique and an excellent source of inspirations when you are searching for your next trade.

Benzinga PRO adds the real-time element to the news so you get the edge before other investors.  Benzinga PRO has a browser-based real-time news feed and the boast that their news is so quick that they can consistently alert you to stock moves before Wall Street has a chance to act. They also have real-time audio alerts which are absolutely unique.

The Pro service is well worth trying especially as they have a risk free 14-day trial.  See for yourself at Benzinga PRO

Benzinga Mach II offers:

  • Full access to the entire Benzinga news-feed Real-time
  • Real-time market commentary – giving you expert stock analysis and previews to upcoming events
  • Customizable watch-lists – enabling you to see real-time news on stock you are interested or invested in
  • Calendar access so you know what is about to happen and how the market might react and also the importance of the announcement on the move.  This is further sub-divided into Economics announcements that can move markets, ratings shifts, mergers, and acquisitions news, splits, IPO’s, retail sales, and conference calls.  You name it Benzinga PRO has it at your fingertips.
  • Trading ideas is a nice touch with insights into potential moves that you could profit from

Mach III  offers in addition to the above benefits:

  • Real-time Audio News – this is really impressive, I have it open whilst watching the markets so I do not need to be watching the screen.  Every 2 minutes a real-time audio feed announces the latest news via my speakers – this service is worth the upgrade to Mach III.  As I am writing this an announcement came through that Novartis got FDA approval for a new drug.  I just checked online this is not on the web yet.

Mach IV  – this is the service I am using and although the price is a significant upgrade from the Mach II and III offerings it does provide in addition to the above:

  • Sentiment Indicators – this is a really excellent feature that allows you to feel the sentiment of the analyst who submits the news item, this is rated as 1 to 3 bulls or bears depending on how the analyst feels the news will move the stock.  This is unique and a great asset.
  • Chat with News-desk Feature – wow this allows you to question directly the Benzinga news desk to deep dive into your own specific questions – straight from the hub of the news.
  • Exclusive CEO comments – Benzinga Analysts have frequent exclusive interviews with CEO’s and the publish exclusively key comments that may provide key insights into a stock you own.
  • In person Event Coverage at live earning announcement events – if you trade earnings this is your ticket to sitting at the event itself getting analyst feedback as it happens.

MetaStock - Review Winning Stock Market Software

Recommended for those who need excellent real-time news, access to a huge stock systems market and powerful technical analysis with global data coverage all backed up with excellent customer services.

MetaStock with it’s Thomson Reuters news service integration is worth the money just for the news services, but it is so much more.

Pricing and Software– MetaStock is one of the biggest fish in the sea of stock market analysis software.  Backed up by the mighty Thomson Reuters you can expect excellent fast global data coverage and broad market coverage including equities, futures, Forex, ETF’s and options.

MetaStock - Review Winning Stock Market Software

Fundamental Scanning and Screening  Using Eikon you can see a really in-depth analysis of company fundamentals from debt structure to top 10 investors, including level II.  Excellent watch lists featuring fundamentals and powerful scanning of the markets gets a perfect 10

News  MetaStock 12 has full Eikon integration with institutional level news, analysis and outlook.  This is the fastest global news service available on the market including translations into all major languages.

 

Read the Full MetaStock Review Here

 

 

Bloomberg

Bloomberg is one of the powerhouses of financial investing news services, catering primarily to Wall Street and Institutions, many of which pay a lot of money for the real-time feeds and core market intelligence the Bloomberg Terminals bring.

The Bloomberg TV stream over the Internet is a resource-rich multimedia experience and contains mostly high-quality reporting.  Trading during the day, have Bloomberg TV running in the background keeping you up to date with the latest market developments.  One drawback is too many adverts, repeated over and over again, however, it is still a good news service.

TOP 5 Stock Market Analysis Software Packages

Telechart TC2000 won our 2018 Stock Market Software Review. Find out why it is Best for U.S. Investors & a favorite of Liberated Stock Trader.

Recommended for Long-Term Investors in the U.S.A. & Canada with a fundamental bias who need powerful screening and excellent charts on all platforms.

Telechart has long been one of my favorite tools, I have been a subscriber for over 17 years and find the latest release v17.x to be a huge step forward.  Endlessly customizable and scalable the platform offers nearly everything an investor may need.

TC2000 Review Winner

Telechart 2000 Review – Worden Brothers Inc.

TC2000 - Award Winning Analysis SoftwareRecommended for Long-Term Investors in the U.S.A. & Canada with a fundamental bias who need powerful screening and excellent charts on all platforms.

Telechart has long been one of my favorite tools, I have been a subscriber for over 17 years and find the latest release v17.x to be a huge step forward.  Endlessly customizable and scalable the platform offers nearly everything an investor may need.

Pricing and Software

Recommended By Liberated Stock Trader - TC2000

Telechart is a big hitter when it comes to software and pricing.  Telechart runs on everything – your iPhone your Tablet, your Mac, and your PC.  It is priced very reasonably with a simple pricing structure.

If you trade U.S. Stocks, ETF’s or Mutual Funds, then this is a great solution.  Worden also provides regular live training seminars which are of a very high quality.

Trade Management

Worden recently released TC2000Brokerage offering discount brokerage services $4.95 per trade.  This integration means a tight integration for trading stocks from the screen but also one of the best implementations of Stock Options trading available.

Fundamental Scanning and Screening

Make no mistake about it, if you want fundamentals screened in real-time layered with technical screens all integrated into live watch lists connected to your charts Telechart is a power player.

Technical Analysis

Telechart has an excellent array of technical indicators and drawing tools, all the big ones are there, from OBV, RSI and Bollinger Bands to Fibonacci Fans and Andrews Pitchfork.  With over 70 different indicators you will have plenty to play with.  They have also introduced live alerts which you can configure to email or pop up if an indicators or trend line is breached.  Very useful indeed.

Ease Of Use

One of the easiest to use and most powerful packages available places the icing on the cake for the Worden Brothers.

Read the Full TC2000 Review Here

Top 10 Best Stock Market Analysis Software Review

TC2000 Review Winner

TradingView

TradingView

Recommended for Long-Term U.S.A. & International Investors who value a great price, insanely good Fundamental & Technical Analysis with great streaming news engines and the best ease of use.

There is no doubt about it, TradingView has stormed into the Review Winners section in its first try. I spent 2 days playing with this software, and it is seriously making me think about leaving my beloved wife TC2000.  It is a close run competition and I am genuinely shocked at how good it is.

Pricing & Software

You can have TradingView for free, it is a review winner for our Best Free Charting Software Review.

I would recommend going for the PRO+ at $19.95 per month or the Premium at $39.95 per month, the benefits are extensive including Priority Customer Support and unlimited everything.

If you want the intraday spread charts & custom chats opt for Pro+.  In any case, try it out completely Free and play around with it to see if you like it.

TradingView runs on PC, Mac, Tablets and Smartphones and requires Zero Installation, it simply works.

The Market data is huge, covering nearly all Stock Markets and it includes Stock, ETF’s Futures, Foreign Exchange & Bonds, all at no extra price, which means outstanding value for money combined with excellent support options.

Also, a huge benefit is that the Data Speed and Coverage are mind-blowing, covering literally every stock market on the planet and not just stocks but ETF’s, Mutual Funds, Futures, FOREX, Bonds & CryptoCurrencies AT NO EXTRA COST.

Trade Management

With TradingView you get full broker integration, you can place trades on charts and it will take care of Profit & Loss reporting and analysis for you.  the only thing it does not cover is Stock Options Trading.

Fundamental Scanning & Screening

Another perfect 10 for TradingView as they hit the mark on Real-time scanning and filtering, and fundamental watchlists also.

The list of fundamentals you can scan & filter on is truly huge.  Any idea you have based on fundamentals will be covered.  They even have insane amounts of economic data like Federal Funds Rates and World Economic Growth, thanks to a connection to the QUANDL database.

TradingView has a very slick system and they have put a huge amount of thought into how Fundamentals Integrate into the analytics system.

What makes TradingView stand out is the huge selection of economic indicators you can map and compare on a chart. For example, you can compare the Civilian Unemployment Rate versus the growth in Company Profits for the U.S.A.  This is incredibly powerful.

Moving Averages Ribbon - Beautifully Implemented In TradingView
Moving Averages Ribbon – Beautifully Implemented In TradingView

News & Social Community

TradingView is built with social at the forefront.  Fully integrated chat systems, chat forums and an excellent way to share your drawings and analysis with a single click to any group or forum.

This makes for an excellent way to generate ideas or learn from other traders.  You have to try it and see it in action to understand the power of the implementation.

As soon as you connect to TradingView you realize this is also developed for the community.  You can look at community ideas, post your charts and ideas and join limitless numbers of groups covering everything from Bonds to Cryptocurrencies.

Technical Analysis

With over 160 different indicators, and unique specialty charts such as LineBreak, Kagi, Heikin Ashi, Point & Figure and Renko, you have everything you will need as an advanced trader.  With the Premium membership, you also get Level II insight, fully integrated.

TradingView have over 160 different indicators, covering everything you could possibly need, unless you need the Volume at Price Indicator.

On the downside compared to its competition, it is a little weak on drawing tools, offering only Trend Lines, Pitchfork and XABCD Pattern.

Also, the user community has developed indicators as exotic as Moon Phase (see chart below).

With this selection of charts, you have everything you will need as an advanced trader.  Plus, with the Premium membership, you also get Level II insight, fully integrated.  Well done TradingView.

TradingView - Insanely Beautiful Chart, with a massive selection of indicators. This Chart Feature Moonphase and Darvas Boxes
TradingView – Insanely Beautiful Charts, with a massive selection of indicators. This Chart Feature Moon phase and Darvas Boxes

Did I mention the charts are fast and beautiful?

Read the Full TradingView Review Here

 

 

 

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Tradestation - Best for Integrated Brokers & Chart Trading

Recommended for full broker integration, trading off charts and frequent traders.  A great price point of FREE for brokerage clients.

TradeStation is a leading brokerage house with excellent execution and low commissions but did you know they have great software also.  Joint winner in the review TradeStation offers enough in its software and broker integration to stand tall with the other vendors.

Pricing & Software  – With a price point of Free for Brokerage clients and awards from Barrons for the software TradeStation is a force to be reckoned with.  Excellent customer service, good training and global market data coverage warrant the highest rating in this category.

Trade Management –With full broker integration TradeStation can offer trading from charts, live P&L analysis and automated trading as part of the package scoring a perfect 10.Tradestation - Best for Integrated Brokers & Chart Trading

Fundamental Scanning & Screening  – TradeStation offers an excellent array of choice and flexibility in market screening and filtering, but not just on volume but a host of fundamentals, including exotic data such as commitments of traders, insider traders and even number of company employees.    You can literally screen on anything you think will get you an edge in the market.   You also get what they call radar screen which is really fast with integrated alerting.

News – TradeStation has real-time news which is an excellent service but only fails to score top marks here because it does not provide market commentary or a chat community.  But do you really need that?  Some people do, its a factor to consider.

Technical Analysis  – With over 145 different technical indicators TradeStation packs a big punch in the technical analysis space.  The charts could be a little more intuitive to use which is why it does not score a perfect 10.

Stock Systems & Back Testing TradeStation have also cultivated a systems and strategies marketplace called the “Strategy Network” where you can purchase stock market systems from an ecosystem of vendors or even contract someone to develop your system for you in the “Easy Language” code.  No perfect 10 in this round as you will need to learn code to develop your own system.

Read the Full TradeStation Review Here

 

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Optuma - Stock Analysis for the PRO's

Optuma by Market Analyst

Recommended for professional frequent trading investors, who value a slick touch-enabled interface which operates well with Bloomberg feeds and terminals, premium features and the best Gann Analysis toolset on the market.

Market Analyst has been in the market for almost 20 years and they cater to individual investors as well as to fund managers

Pricing and Software 10/10 – Market Analyst is at the top end when it comes to price and you will need a powerful PC to run it, but with IQFeed, GFT and MT4 data integration’s, great customer services and the full range of instruments covered (Stocks, EFTs, Mutual Funds, Options, Futures, FOREX, Bonds) for the premium price you get the premium package.

Optuma - Stock Analysis for the PRO's
Astrological Charts with Market Analyst 7

Trade Management 5/10 – While you have the ability to place trades from charts, MA7 does not have a full suite of broker integrations.

Fundamental Scanning and Screening 10/10 – A perfect 10 for fundamental sc screening for MA7.  A well thought out real-time scanning and filtering engine and the fundamental watchlists are well implemented

News 3/10 –MA7 does have news integration if you have the data feed in place.

Technical Analysis 10/10 – Another perfect 10 for MA7.  A fantastic array of technical indicators and drawing tools.  Specializing in Gann tools with a full suite including Gann Grid Lines, Gann Fans, and Gann Swing.  Also included are Elliott Wave and Darvas Box, the full set of exotic indicators are present.  To top it off they have also implemented an excellent astrological analysis suite as an upgrade for those of you who believe in that sort of thing, yes commodity traders I am talking about you :).

Stock Systems and Back Testing 10/10 – Market Analyst has back-testing well covered also, with a well implemented backtesting and system analysis toolset.  Best in class up there with MetaStock and QuantShare as the industry leaders, but unlike the others you to not need a Ph.D. in mathematics to setup and test your system.

Ease Of Use 8/10 – This is another high score for Market Analyst 7.  This score is only beaten by Tc2000.  That says a lot for Market Analyst as it is an exceptionally powerful tool.  The interface, the shortcuts, the whole thought process implemented into MA7 warrant this high score in an important section.  They also have an extensive video training library which is very valuable to the new customer.

Read the Full Optuma Review Here

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Quantshre - High Quality Stock Market Software

QuantShare Chart - Quantshare - High Quality Stock Market Software

Recommended for investors who do not need real-time data feeds but value a huge selection of user-generated systems, watchlist and powerful technical analysis tools.
QuantShare was new to me and I was pleasantly surprised with the feature set.

Pricing and Software – An extremely cost-effective solution with integration into new social media outlets like StockTwits.

Trade Management  – While QuantShare enables some features in this space, they probably do not cater for your broker

Fundamental Scanning and Screening  – There is certainly a huge selection of fundamentals to be able to scan against, the usability could be improved.  Watch-lists can be tricky to set up.  Further development required here.

News  – Including news and the StockTwits integration save the day here for QuantShare, the news is not real-time but certainly does add value.

Technical Analysis  – With the largest selection of technical indicators to choose from (520+) this package leads the way in the chart analysis stakes.

Stock Systems and Back Testing – There is a huge selection of shared systems and the ability to backtest them.

Ease Of Use  – This software package is not the easiest to use and the interface requires serious development effort.  The learning curve will take a time investment on your part.

Read the Full QuantShare Review Here

 

Top 5 Educational Products

In this section, we take a look at the best ways to educate yourself in the workings of the stock market.

Liberated Stock Trader PRO – Training

Although we should not add our own product here as it may seem biased, we do believe that the Liberated Stock Trader courses offer very high-quality training at a very good price.

The Liberated Stock Trader website was established to help educate the independent investor.  We offer free stock market courses and premium stock market education.

The Liberated Stock Trader Pro Package includes 16 hours of high-quality video professionally delivered to ensure you learn every facet of the training course.

The course is broken down into 27 modules individually delivered by the author to bring together the theory and the practice to make a unique learning experience.

The video is streamed over the internet and you will have LIFETIME ACCESS. You can watch it in the comfort of your own home. You do not need to travel to a seminar or pay hotel or flight costs.

We believe that the only person you can trust with your investment is yourself. Check out the full range of Free, Low Cost and Premium Stock Market Training here.

Read a Great BookThe Best Stock Market & Financial Books

Self-education can be a good source of information to get started and reading the best books in the business is a great place to begin.  Read our review of the Top 20 Stock Market Books ever written.

Listen to a Great BookTop 20 Stock Market & Financial Audio Books

Do you not have time to read a book, then do what I do listen to one.  Our review of the Top 20 Best Audiobooks provides you a list of entertaining and educational stock market books.

Watch a Great Stock Market / Wall Street MovieThe Best Stock Market & Economics Movies of All Time

You can actually learn a huge amount from watching a film.  Some of my biggest Aha moments have come from movies like Inside Job (2011) and The Corporation (2003).  Take a look at our Best Stock Market Movies Review.

Top 5 Free Stock Charting Websites

In this section we review the top 5 free websites providing stock charts.  Although inferior to the premium packages they do offer value to the investor on a low budget.

Review Winner

Yes it is TradingView Again – But This Time the FREE Version!

TradingView

Recommended for Long-Term U.S.A. & International Investors who value a great price, insanely good Fundamental & Technical Analysis with great streaming news engines and the best ease of use.

Pricing & Software

You can have TradingView for free, it is a review winner for our Best Free Charting Software Review.

TradingView runs on PC, Mac, Tablets and Smartphones and requires Zero Installation, it simply works.

The Market data is huge, covering nearly all Stock Markets and it includes Stock, ETF’s Futures, Foreign Exchange & Bonds, all at no extra price, which means outstanding value for money combined with excellent support options.

Also, a huge benefit is that the Data Speed and Coverage are mind-blowing, covering literally every stock market on the planet and not just stocks but ETF’s, Mutual Funds, Futures, FOREX, Bonds & CryptoCurrencies AT NO EXTRA COST.

 

Technical Analysis

With over 160 different indicators, and unique specialty charts such as LineBreak, Kagi, Heikin Ashi, Point & Figure and Renko, you have everything you will need as an advanced trader.  With the Premium membership, you also get Level II insight, fully integrated.

With this selection of charts, you have everything you will need as an advanced trader.  Plus, with the Premium membership, you also get Level II insight, fully integrated.  Well done TradingView.

TradingView - Insanely Beautiful Chart, with a massive selection of indicators. This Chart Feature Moonphase and Darvas Boxes
TradingView – Insanely Beautiful Charts, with a massive selection of indicators. This Chart Feature Moon phase and Darvas Boxes

Read the Full TradingView Review Here

 

FreeStockCharts.com Review

Free StockCharts.com is powered by Worden Brothers who are a review winner for our Premium Stock Market Software Review, so they have an excellent track record in delivering quality services.

FreeStockCharts.com – Powerful & Free Charting

This package is good

  • a vast array of indicators
  • candlesticks, OHLC.
  • the ability to plot Trend lines not only on price but on all the indicators
  • Fibonacci Lines / Fans / Arcs
  • free mealtime streaming Price & Volume
  • intra-day 1 minute – 1 year per bar
  • integrated portfolio management,
  • streaming News, this is invaluable
  • Fantastic User Interface
  • Watch-lists
  • Also with the premium version, there is powerful Stock Scanning built in.

This tool is way ahead of the pack.

The Liberated Stock Trader uses Telechart 2007, to screen, sort, and find winning stocks, and FreestockCharts also comes highly recommended.  

 

StockCharts.com Review

Worthy of strong consideration are StockCharts.com, who also come with a solid recommendation.  Worth commending are the sharp charts, which are visually very impressive, and its array of exotic indicators may excite the more advanced investor.  One thing to mention this service offers excellent Point and Figure Charts, which to my knowledge no other free service offers.

Point & Figure Charts – Old School with StockCharts.com

Missing trend lines, rolling EPS, and a weak news service do not do it justice. They do also offer, like the other service providers, a monthly Membership service with increased functionality.

Reuters: Stock Chart Review

With its powerful news reporting and RED Green Candlestick plotting Reuters does have a lot to offer, coming in Joint second with Yahoo. Missing a rolling EPS indicator combined with its lack of trend lines, takes it out of the reckoning for overall leadership.

Reuters Charts – With News Events Plotted

What I really like is the ability to plot breaking news for a stock on the chart itself this is really what sets it apart from the other charting tools.

 

Finally – Read a Great Blog

Here is a list of great stock market blogs & websites hand picked by Liberated Stock Trader

Value Stock Guide – Provides insightful lessons on Value Stock Picking and the Stock Market also with a regular newsletter and advice.

 

 

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