Step 4 - Monitoring the Investments
Now that you have purchased the stocks, you now need to monitor them to be watching for signs of change. You must also pay attention to current events related to your company and analyze trends in the stock. The following are sites that provide much of that information
Technical Indicators and Overlays - This page provides a thorough explanation of major indicators used to analyze trends using their "Snap Chart" (just type in the ticker code, click go, and then customize the graph at the bottom using the desired indicator/overlay). The ones that use the word "popular" are probably the most common graphs used. The site has several other charts for you to use, along with links to click on if you need assistant understanding the graphs.
Investopedia- This is also a great site to read more about some of the various indicators available. You can do a search on any term you come across to obtain more information.
The following sites allow you to type in a company's ticker code and obtain an up-to-date summary report, including financial information, news events, etc.
Investopedia - They use Yahoo's engine, but it is nice to use since it is integrated into the simulator you are using. Provides a company report by entering a ticker code.
MSN Moneycentral - Can obtain a company report by entering the ticker code.
Morningstar - Can obtain a company report by entering the ticker code.
Yahoo! - Can obtain a company report by entering the ticker code.
Investopedia - They use Yahoo's engine, but it is nice to use since it is integrated into the simulator you are using.
Monitor your stocks also involves watching the stock market as a whole. The following sites provide information on the overall performance of the market:
Bigcharts Index Performance - Monitors the performance of the major US indexes, which give insight on the overall status of the stock market.
Morningstar - Provides a market summary.
Newsletters - You can have information about the stock market sent to your email address.