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The Investment Wizard will help you invest your money (although nothing can take the place of wisdom! "A fool and his money are soon parted.") The following options are available:
- Headline: The headline at the top shows you some recent interesting investment news, click on it to read more about the story. Most news is provided by the online financial site Forbes.com.
- Get Quotes: Type some stock symbols in the text box, click the GO button, and you'll see the most recent available stock quotes for them (delayed about 20 minutes, however.) Here's some examples of what you can type in:
- $INDU: Dow Jones Industrial Average
- $COMPQ: NASDAQ Composite Index
- $SPX: S&P 500
- $TYX: 30-year bond interest rate
- $XAU: Gold/Silver index
- MSFT: Microsoft
- AOL: America Online
- IBM: International Business Machines
- Set: After you type in some stock symbols, click this button to remember them (so you don't have to type them again.) This feature is useful for storing your stock portfolio in iMarvel.
- Get: Recall your stock symbols to the text box.
See also: Business Wizard, Finance Wizard, Newspaper Wizard, Radio Wizard, TV Wizard.
- Market Summary: The green table shows you a market summary, updated twice daily, at about noon (EDT) and 5 PM.
- Links: The various links help you research investments further.
- Real Time quotes: Most sites delay stock quotes by 15-20 minutes. Real Time Quotes are a must for any day trader.
- Find ticker symbol: At this site, you can type in any company name to find its ticker symbol.
- Broker: Muriel Siebert was the #1 ranked broker by Smart Money Magazine, and the #1 ranked mutual fund site by Forbes Magazine..
- Market Data:ClearStation is a financial advisory Web site that helps you make better investment decisions by identifying and interpreting stock trends. You'll get a great combination of graphs, daily computer-generated stock ideas and in-depth education. There are sections on Daily Investment Ideas, Portfolio Tracking, Stock News and Research, and Member Discussion. Registration is free, and by joining you'll be able to create an online Portfolio and Watch List. ClearStation was nominated for the 1999 Webby Awards.
- Stock Picks: TheStreet.com has very high standards for journalistic integrity: for example, their writers are not allowed to own any stocks, and therefore write unbiased stories.
- iFAQ: Here's a page that answers all your basic financial questions and defines many investing terms.