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Stock Market Trading Tools

An overview of the types of stock trading tools available online.

Stock market investing has changed a great deal over the years. What was once reserved for wealthy individuals is now available to the average person looking to invest in the stock market The traditional method was "buy and hold" investing with a full service broker. However through significant changes in technology and mindset, many new investors have gravitated toward stock market trading with an online broker.

The growth of the internet has had a direct impact on stock market trading. Information on nearly all publicly traded companies is available at your fingertips, making it easier for investors using fundamental analysis as part of their trading strategy. Once you realize how much market news and market data is out there, trading stocks online can be overwhelming. TradeKing's tools were designed with the goal of reducing the noise around stock investing.

Trading Tools at TradeKing

As an online broker, TradeKing believes in providing investors with the trading tools they need to engage in self-directed investment. Their free cutting-edge trading tools include market research, stock screeners, ETF screeners, technical analysis scans, stock charts and much more. Besides investors having great trading tools at their disposal, TradeKing also offers its clients constant access to market news, stock quotes, and market data through its online trading platform.

Access to breaking stock market news can impact critical decisions. Better information, like real-time stock market quotes and stock research, may improve your stock picking strategy All of these trading tools help stock traders obtain timely information about the stocks they trade online. Gone are the days when U.S. stock prices reacted only to U.S. news. Nowadays the US stocks are acutely sensitive to world markets and global news events. And now that we live in a global economy, world market news is increasingly more important.

Market News and Exchanges

Regardless of which part of the world the news originates, or how we hear about the next bear market, the U.S. stock exchanges still remain at the center of trading activity. The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the NASDAQ Marketplace are the largest stock markets in the U.S. Through TradeKing's platform, you have access to the stock exchange online from the comfort of your home or office. Most of the trading in the U.S. used to occur on a physical trading floor, but after the NASDAQ stock market came online, most of the activity is now shared between these two stock markets.

No matter how far along you are with online stock trading, TradeKing is the online broker of choice. Whether you are looking for stock opinions from leading market professionals, reading through stock research to find your own hot stocks, or want cutting edge technology to submit orders to the stock market online, TradeKing offers a great online trading platform. Get started today at

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TradeKing is an online broker with a simple mission: we want to help investors like you become smarter, more empowered stock and options traders. At TradeKing we offer the same fair and simple price to all our clients - just $4.95 per trade, plus 65 cents per option contract. You'll trade at that price, no matter how often you trade, or how big or small your account may be.

In August 2007, SmartMoney Magazine rated TradeKing the best discount online broker for the second year running. The SmartMoney survey was based on criteria for commissions, interest rates, mutual funds, investment products, trading tools, banking amenities, research and customer service.

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