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  • What Brokers & Services Do You Use? 9 comments
    Oct 11, 2013 5:06 PM | about stocks: AMTD, AAPL, GOOG, FB

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    Hello fellow investors/traders,

    I was wondering what brokers and services everyone is using these day. I know many you use seeking alpha currently, which is an amazing information source, that I use everyday. I personally use the following sources for different related investing/trading activities:

    Broker(s) Optionshouse www.Optionshouse.com

    Montif - www.Montifinvesting.com.com

    TD Ameritrade - TDAmeritrade.com

    Secondary platform(s):

    Prodigio RTS - www.prodigiorts.com

    TradingView - www.tradingview.com

    Research/Analysis:

    Finviz Elite - www.Finviz.com

    Zacks Investment - zacks.com

    SeekingAlpha - www.SeekingAlpha.com

    Motley Fool - www.Fool.com Financial

    Blogging Site:

    GGFinances - www.GGfinances.com

    I am sure that most of you have heard of almost every one of these sources. I am going to go over the more undisclosed ones that you don't see very often!

    What Is Montif Investing?

    Motif Investing is an online investment service. The company and its community create portfolios with up to thirty stocks called Motifs that represent specific investment ideas. Investors can buy whole portfolios in one trade for only $9.95. You can open an account by going to Montfiinvesting.com. There is also an app for the iPhone that you can download at the Apple app store to browse Motifs and then buy them on the iOS web browser. There is currently speculation that registered investment advisors (RIAs) will be able to use Montif to create profit as well! Montif is attempting to release a service, this service will allow RIAs to create Montif portfolios for investors who need direction. Lets be honest, we have all been new to the investing game, and I am sure that some who are reading are very new. Montif allows you to create an entire portfolio of 30 stocks for $9.95 and allows you to see the earnings notes on the portfolio, before you buy. Its pretty much buying a good investment portfolio, all the time. Perfect solution for day-traders who don't feel like dealing with their investments, purchase a Montif and forget about it.

    What Is GGfinances?

    GGFinances is an amazing site, its truly one of a kind. I never know how to explain this site, its just one of those sites that you know will be huge soon. It is pretty much the blogger for the finance world. It allows people to sign up, and start blogging, which is pretty awesome, considering it has a finance focus. This site consist of blogs of all kinds, there is informations for beginners to experts. GGfinance really focuses on the flogger, they provide them with a custom interface, and a site full of advanced tools, including real-time live charting, that allows intra-day (1min) tracking for free. Their stock screen is among the best, overall I cannot find anything bad about this site. The owners of GGfnances have the community in mind all the time, they are currently working on several proprietary tools that will monetize, advertise, and advance your blog to the next level.

    What Is TradingView?

    Speaking of GGfinances, TradingView is amazing chart sharing network for investors and traders. GGfinances, as well as GuruVIX using TradingView UI for their charting software. Its among the best software out-there, and its free which makes it the best among free charting. There is currently every technical indicator you can think about for TradingView charts. You can share your charts with the TradingVIew community, or share the link on Facebook with your friends. Overall an amazing contribution to the investing and trading community.

    Hope you enjoyed learning about some new investor resources! I encourage everyone to sign-up at www.GuruVIX.com, we are releasing our member packages including paid-contributors!

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  • DAG1996
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    Great info, thanks for sharing. I use most of the ones listed, but there are a few in there that I wasn't familiar with. Although the brokerages where I hold my accounts are my primary sources of info, I also sometimes refer to:

     

    http://www.FactSet.com primarily for macro research, but also more specific research.
    http://www.Trefis.com for info about intrinsic company value, which is not always indicative of short-term stock value.
    http://bit.ly/Mg0u08 for analysts' ratings info.
    http://www.Dividend.com for dividend stock info.
    12 Oct 2013, 03:17 PM Reply Like
  • Volatility Research
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    Author’s reply » Yes, dividend.com is great! I love the TD ameritrade networks, you get all of the premium content from Bezinga and zacks just by trading there.
    12 Oct 2013, 04:01 PM Reply Like
  • DAG1996
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    Is dividend.com part of TD Ameritrade?
    12 Oct 2013, 04:09 PM Reply Like
  • Volatility Research
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    Author’s reply » Yes, they apart of their news network. You should really check out Bezinga, Bezinga is very interesting. They have entire fundamental study bassed on news release to show the effects of public news on stocks. Its very cool, deffenitly something different.
    12 Oct 2013, 04:47 PM Reply Like
  • DAG1996
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    Thanks for the tip, will do. I use Bezinga sometimes, but so far it has only been for specific ratings change announcements and other news so I didn't realize they had more in-depth research available.
    12 Oct 2013, 05:04 PM Reply Like
  • Volatility Research
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    Author’s reply » Yep, also another free tip, If you dont want to trade at TD-Ameritrade but want their news. Google (TD-Ameritrade Paper Trading) register a free paper trading account, and download the "Think Or Swim" Client. Inside the client is the news terminal. I do this, because I don't like their fees. I use options house & trading station (for futures). But I do like the TD ameritrade risk analysis + options simulator + News. Just a thought!
    12 Oct 2013, 05:32 PM Reply Like
  • DAG1996
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    Good to know. I haven't gotten into options yet, but plan to as I gradually learn more about the subject over the coming years. Thanks again.
    12 Oct 2013, 05:54 PM Reply Like
  • Volatility Research
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    Author’s reply » Definitely, if you want sometime, I can definitely run a workshop for you. Or just personally help out when you have the time. At least get to know the basics.
    13 Oct 2013, 12:06 AM Reply Like
  • DAG1996
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    I very much appreciate the offer and will send you a direct message.
    13 Oct 2013, 03:26 AM Reply Like
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