Web Sites for
Day Trading, for Quotes, Charts and to quickly screen for stocks.
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 account 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
WallStreetSurvivor.com. The supporting web sites that are open and used each
day include Google Finance, MSN Money, FreeRealTime.com. Occasionally I use
BarChart.com for their 52 week highs and lows and Quote.com for Option
WallStreetSurvivor.com for paper trading. There,
for Free, you can Trade Stocks and ETFs, even Put and Call Options. You start
with a theoretical $100,000 in cash.
See the brucelynch profile at
Street Survivor, WSS, is the best online Free Fantasy Stock Trading (called a
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Free Real-Time Stock Quotes
free real-time stock quotes, I use all the time two out of the three above
sites: Google Finance and MSN Money.
Money seems to have more accurate, recent real-time quotes. Google Finance
has a better interface for charting and comparisons to other stocks.
Use Google Finance for real-time Quotes and Charts. I use
Google Finance as Primary and MSN Money as Second choice.
The above chart shows the ETF that
implements the Dow Jones Industrial Average on 13 December 2010.
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
Money Some times a few seconds is
critical. What is the real-time price right now? Look at any high price, high
volume stock including Goldman Sachs, Apple, Baidu and DIA. You will find Different
real-time prices on each web site, in my case including FreeRealTime.com.
Usually such differences are not so important.
Exact price can become very important. When the Market
moves fast, is the Move over yet? When a stop is about to be hit to cause the
closing of a position or to trigger a new position, should you move the stop?
My comparisons are not scientific. I repeatedly used each of the sites. MSN
seemed to always be ahead, closer to real-time. Google Finance is often off
by 2 or 3 seconds and FreeRealTime.com off by more than Google. To start
getting free real time quotes from MSN use this link to the DIA Dow
Jones 30 index.
Do you want the real time prices for Boeing, McDonald's and each of
the Dow Jones 30 average? See which are doing well and poorly.
Gainers and Losers: See the top 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.
FreeRealTime.com has a 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. Those in large type, I trade often: XKE, XLF and XLK. I
trade FAS and FAZ often.
DIA SPDR DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL111.31 0.45 (0.40)7,601,674 Quote, T&S, Options,
News, Chart, Boards
QQQQ POWERSHARES QQQ TRUST,
SER52.19 0.16 (0.31)56,660,533Quote, T&S, Options,
News, Chart, BoardsSPDRs
SPY STANDARD & POOR'S
DEPOSITA118.38 0.34 (0.29) 189,422,901
MDY STANDARD & POOR'S
MIDCAP 4150.38 0.07 (0.05) 4,085,407
XLY SPDR CNSMR DISCR SEC
ETF35.11 0.22 (0.62) 6,431,305
XLP CONSUMER STAPLES
SELECT SE28.57 0.15 (0.52) 8,714,203
XLE ENERGY SELECT SECTOR
SPDR59.33 0.25 (0.42) 12,897,648
XLF FINANCIAL SELECT
SECTOR SP14.58 0.01 (0.07)62,626,349
XLV HEALTH CARE SELECT SECTOR31.12 0.19 (0.61)5,489,748
XLI INDUSTRIAL SELECT
SECTOR S32.20 0.24 (0.74)15,773,907
XLB MATERIALS SELECT
SECTOR SP34.50 0.32 (0.92)12,297,879
XLK TECHNOLOGY SELECT
SECTOR S24.31 0.07 (0.29) 11,831,311
<Snip> BHH B2B INTERNET HOLDRS
TR0.7736 0.0008 (0.10) 176,200
BBH BIOTECH HOLDERS
TRUST101.41 0.645 (0.64) 27,900
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Nasdaq.com for Pre-Market Quotes
When 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 to know or guess the
likely very near term Market Direction, as Indicators.
an ETF mutual fund of the 30 stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial average is
what I have available all of the time.
The DIA is what I use as if it is the Market. I also buy
and sell DIA and calls 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 real average by about 15 and as many as 40
Goldman Sachs trades at a high price, showing Minute Movements.
Why track the real-time price of Goldman Sachs stock?
1. to see very small stock price changes.
2. GS might move before the Market Indexes change.
A symbol like FAS can stay stuck
at exactly the same price. The DIA does also. Goldman Sachs, GS, stock almost
always changes. On most days its movement is correlated with the market.
At about $160.00 now, that high
price lets us see the tiny real time stock price changes as the market moves
GS Quotes: $167.87 167.92 167.96
167.93 The traders in GS are smart. They try to anticipate any change of
direction or an upcoming move in the market. The DIA can seem stuck in a
When GS or FAS move out of their narrow trading
range before DIA, the DIA is likely to soon follow. Such a break above or
below the current range is often a correct signal that the market is getting
ready to move soon. The near term trading ranges are pretty small. For FAS it
is only 0.06 to 0.12 per share of this Financial Industry ETF which Direxion
multiplies by borrowing.
Near term Stop
Orders: For GS
stock the current range is often $0.20 to 0.40. 169.65 165.62 165.59 … The
near term high was at 167.96. If you are Long, then your Stop likely should
be at 167.56. In this example use 167.43, because it is enough below the
Round Number 167.50. Use 167.43 or 166.87 if you want to improve
probabilities that the price will not be reached with GS soon after going
right back up.
High Price, High Volume stocks
Very high 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 and Brazil.
Have you tried Talking to your computer? You
can with Dragon Naturally Speaking.
voice can dictate into email, a web page, a Microsoft Word or Outlook file,
into chat or where ever. Like I do, you can use Dragon Naturally Speaking.
Dragon Naturally Speaking for dictation and voice recognition and for text to
speech. Put anything into the clipboard and have her Read to You. Even the
intonation is decent.
you talk to make Accuracy High? Well, you should NOT talk normally. Why?
Because the Voice Recognition works best when presented with 3 to 6 words.
when using the speech recognition to talk to my computer, there are two
1. Almost 100% voice recognition accuracy is possible with
pauses every several words.
Consider the following example
of where to insert pauses to improve the accuracy of Dragon Naturally
Speaking. See that where I Pause has extras, beyond what is
I can speak <pause> at an
almost normal rate <pause> with almost <pause> 100% accuracy.
To do so <pause> requires <pause> a particular way <pause>
to talk <pause>, leaving a pause <pause> every 3 or 4 words.
Sometimes <pause> a phrase <pause> in real life <pause> is
long. Leave a pause <pause> every few words <pause> when a
phrase is long. Recognition accuracy <pause> is almost 100% <pause>
with more than <pause> one word <pause> and less than 5 words.
2. Free form talking. Then correct later.
If I keep talking at my normal rate, Dragon gets behind.
I do not see the words now said for many seconds. When I talk without looking
at the screen, the words appearing might by 2 to 30 seconds behind, or even
What follows is content I dictated with no looking at
the screen and with no thinking about Dragon to leave those pauses. The
errors are few. The red shows mistakes, and the light blue explains.
Now thunderbolt, age
68, tells me about many experiences with her should have been: my
father and mother.
Thunderbolt is my sister Jackie's common
law, Indian, husband. He likes was missing
to impress women.
Lenny 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 missing of So So,. Hhe grabbed a hornet; missing threw it to the ground,missing and stepped on it. To be
so fast is an edge when Bolt fights.
See my related Amazon Store for Dictation and Dragon
Naturally Speaking products: