Web Sites for Day Trading, for Quotes, Charts and to quickly screen
My trading is with no money, a
free fantasy stock trading account with several separate
portfolios. One account is for day trading of stocks and ETFs.
Another trades call and put Options. A 3rd portfolio
is for position trades, longer term investing.
The virtual stock market web site
that I use is Wall Street Survivor. The supporting web sites
that are open and used each day include Google Finance, MSN
Money, Free Real Time and some times BarChart.com for their 52
week highs and lows.
Wall Street Survivor, WSS, is the best online free fantasy stock
trading game and investment contest portal where players can
manage their own fantasy stock portfolios.
Each player starts off with
$100,000 in virtual cash, to build and manage a stock portfolio
through simulated trades that are executed on a real-time stock
trading platform. Compete risk-free against friends, peers,
colleagues or other players for the most lucrative cash prizes
on the web.
It also provides portfolio updates
and tracks ongoing individual progress on a full-motion leader
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Real-Time Stock Quotes
For free real-time stock quotes, I use all the time two out
of the three sites, Google Finance and MSN Money.
Google Finance for real-time
Quotes and Charts
My Google Chrome browser window has a separate browser tab for
each of my Indicators and for the Stocks or Options I am
trading. I don't watch option prices. Instead I watch the stock
symbol under-lying the equity or ETF option.
As indicators, to see if stock price direction is changing, I
include DIA, GS and FAS and sometimes QID. Today the stock
symbols that I traded included GS, BIDU and ERX.
Microsoft MS Money Central, for
more timely real time quotes
Some times a few seconds can become very important, when a
stop is about to be hit to cause the closing of a position or to
trigger a new ones. My comparisons are not scientific. I
It seems to me the Money Central is the most timely with
Google Finance often off by 2 or 3 seconds and FreeRealTime.com
off by more than Google. To start getting real time quotes from
MSN use this
link to the DIA Dow Jones 30 index.
Do you want the real
time prices for Boeing, McDonaldf's and each of the Dow Jones
30 average? See which are doing well and poorly.
Gainers and Losers: See
stock price gainers and losers
by percent and by dollars per share. Momentum traders look for
stocks on the move. Such volatile stocks are possible stock
picks that day.
Free Real Time's list
of ETFs and Prices, Exchange Traded Funds, with real time
stock price quotes is a convenient reference. An extract from
Free Real Time follows.
DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL111.31 0.45
Quote, T&S, Options,
News, Chart, Boards
QQQ TRUST, SER52.19 0.16
(0.31)56,660,533Quote, T&S, Options,
News, Chart, BoardsSPDRs
& POOR'S DEPOSITA118.38 0.34
& POOR'S MIDCAP 4150.38 0.07
SPDR CNSMR DISCR SEC ETF35.11 0.22
CONSUMER STAPLES SELECT SE28.57 0.15
ENERGY SELECT SECTOR SPDR59.33 0.25
FINANCIAL SELECT SECTOR SP14.58 0.01
CARE SELECT SECTOR31.12 0.19
INDUSTRIAL SELECT SECTOR S32.20 0.24
MATERIALS SELECT SECTOR SP34.50 0.32
SELECT SECTOR S24.31 0.07
B2B INTERNET HOLDRS TR0.7736 0.0008
BIOTECH HOLDERS TRUST101.41 0.645
market data provided by DTN
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Nasdaq.com for Pre-Market Quotes
I have time before the market open, I use the Nasdaq Pre-Market
for quotes. Nasdaq's Pre-Market Heat Map is great. It shows the
top stock market Gainers and Losers in rank order before the
stock market opens at 9:30. An example follows with BRCM,
Broadcom, gaining after a huge gain during the trading day.
Stocks, Indexes and ETFs that I
watch as indicators
an ETF mutual fund of the 30 stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial
The DIA is what I use as if it is
the Market. I also buy and sell DIA and call and put options on
the DIA. The Google Finance page always shows real time quote
for indexes. DIA and the actual Dow 30 Average trade with DIA
above or below the average by about 15 and as many as 40 points.
Goldman Sachs trades at a high price
1. See small stock price changes.
might move before the Market Indexes change.
At about $160.00 now,that high
price lets us see the tiny real time stock price changes as the
market moves around. The traders in GS are smart and try to
anticipate any change of direction or an upcoming move in the
market. The DIA can seem stuck in a small range.
GS or FAS
might move out of their trading range before DIA or the market
averages above or below their recent trading range. It often is
a correct signal that the market will move soon.
Price, High Volume stocks
daily volume stocks you may want to watch include Amazon,
Berkshire Hathaway, Baidu, First Solar, the GLD gold index,
Google, Freeport McMoran, Master Card, Monsanto, Netflix,
Salesforce CRM, the TLT 30 Year Treasury ETF. At Google Finance
I created several different portfolios. One Portfolio is what I
have traded in recent days. Another portfolio is a large Watch
List, every stock symbol I may trade plus many as indicators
like one for Copper an index of the Chinese stock market, India
you tried talking to your computer?
Your voice can dictate into email, a web page, a Word file,
into chat or where ever. Like I do, you can use Dragon Naturally
Consider Dragon Naturally Speaking for dictation and voice
recognition and text to speech. For me when using the speech
recognition to talk to my computer, there are two options.
1. Almost 100% voice recognition
accuracy is possible with pauses.
I can speak
at a normal rate with almost 100% accuracy. To do so requires a
particular way to talk, leaving a pause every 3 or 4 words.
Sometimes a phrase in real life is long. Leave a pause every few
words when a phrase is long. Recognition accuracy is very good
with more than one word and less than 5.
2. Free form talking. Then correct
If I keep talking at my normal
rate, Dragon gets behind. When I talk without looking at the
screen, the words appearing might by 2 to 30 seconds behind.
What follows is content I
dictated with no looking and the screen and with no thinking
about Dragon to leave those pauses. The errors are few.
thunderbolt, age 68, tells me about
many experiences with her should
have been: my father and mother.
my sister Jackie's common law, Indian, husband. He likes
was missing to impress women.
in Charlestown is a Ginny liked by the Indians. Bolt likes to
impress a woman, including Lenny's wife,missing
Debbie. A bee about as large as I have ever seen,
flew past us. "Want me to grab it for you?" She said,
"no," unlike the day before infront blank
of So So,.
grabbed a hornet;
threw it to the ground,missing
and stepped on it. To be so fast is an edge when Bolt fights.
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