I want to share with you some investing resources that you might find useful. Most of them are free with paid tiers so you can usually try before you buy.
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Best Free Tools
Docoh is a free platform for discovering the latest news, SEC Files, earnings transcripts, company financials and more. Highly recommend.
Easy to use stock screener with financial visualizations, charts and signals. Still my favorite tool which I use daily.
Want to make better use of your spare time? Read earnings transcripts or listen to conference calls on your phone using Quartr app.
Visualization platform with fundamental charts and business metrics of popular stocks.
This service follows the stock trades of US Senators as they are reported.
Find out borrow rates and short availability on any stock.
Free service that tracks portfolios of hedge funds by extracting data from financial filings.
Need more than financial ratios? Craft provides qualitative and quantitative breakdowns of companies.
Podcast search engine. Type in keywords or phrases and discover podcasts that include those words.
Database with 30+years of financial information on 37000+ companies.
Want to know what stocks are trending on WallStreetBets? Use Swaggy Stocks to see how memes are moving the markets.
This tool visualizes the payoffs on different options strategy based on possible future stock prices.
Free screener for SPACs and De-SPACs plus various other tools and resources.
IPO and SPAC data from Jay Ritter.
Go-to resource for economic data and charts.
Tool for monitoring company website traffic, competition and keywords.
See which topics are trending on social media and search.
Track changes to web pages to keep you alert to new data, new events or deletions. Useful for keeping tabs on companies.
Marketplace for various financial and alternative datasets. Contains both free and paid datasets. Has a plug-in to link Excel.
Upcoming catalyst and FDA calendar for biotech investors. Highlights key events such as FDA approvals and clinical trials.
US Securities and Exchange Commission
Edgar database is the go-to place for SEC filings (S-1, 10K, 10Q, 8K etc). Now with powerful advanced search features.
Website of NYU professor Aswath Damodaran. Lots of useful data such as financial metrics by industry.
Well regarded analytics platform (includes: stocks, ETFs, mutual funds, FX, bonds, economics, news, and Twitter).
Database of stocks which have a short interest of over 20%.
Comprehensive database and search tool for insider buying and selling.
Short interest screener as well as historical short interest data.
More Great Tools
All-in-one platform for financial research.
Stock screener and chart database with over 50 data points, 50+ years of stock price data and 100+ years of economic data.
This company provides some of the oldest financial data available with some charts going back 400 years.
This service tracks and analyzes hedge fund filings in real-time. Find 13F, 13D, insider transactions and more.
Attempts to separate worthwhile IPOs using a 1-5 rating system. Useful IPO calendars and resource.
Online resource for OTCQX, OTCQB and Pink sheet stocks.
All-in-one research platform with free stock prices, insider trading data, hedge fund holdings and charts.
All-in-one financial platform with user-generated research pieces.
Stock screener and chart platform with over 125 indicators. Focus on technical analysis.
Financial platform that covers over 80,000 global securities. Fundamental data, stock screener, API and podcast dashboard.
This platform evaluates recommendations made by ﬁnancial analysts and bloggers, then ranks those experts based on their accuracy and performance.
Company financials, automated analysis and discount cash flow predictions.
Stock screener covering 27,000+ companies. Various criteria and visualizations.
Simple web tool that allows you to see how investments stack up against each other and the overall stock market over time.
Useful economic calendar and earnings calendar here from Investing.com.
Social media sentiment analysis of posts related to stocks.
Compilation of hedge fund presentations, guides and articles.
Employee data by company. Look under the hood to see hiring trends, salaries and more.
Screens and tools focusing on investments of famous value investors and gurus.
Fundamental charts, screener and portfolio manager.
Data on global economies and economic indicators.
Research pieces on latest technology trends.
Useful page showing profit margins across different sectors from Professor Damodaran.
Analytical platform that provides historical options data, scanners and analytical tools for options.
Options tools and data that covers implied volatility, risk analysis, sentiment analysis, corporate events and earnings forecasts.
Sophisticated tool for coming up with options strategies and trade ideas.
Large resource of statistics updated on daily basis. Useful for international trends, market size and competitor research.
Alternative data indicators for companies such as social media followers and job openings.
Free datasets on a variety of topics. User generated.
See employee satisfaction ratings and get an idea of company culture.
Labour market data. Track job posting trends to get a handle on employment.
See a company’s suppliers.
Data on patents and trademarks.
Go-to place on US monetary policy. Data on interest rates, schedule of FOMC meetings, meeting minutes, and reports.
CPI data with historic numbers and schedule of the future publications.
Housing data in the US (size, age, type, home values, rents, mortgages).
Bureau on Transportation Statistics
Great macro tool and source of statistics on commercial aviation, multimodal freight activity, and transportation economics.
Public access to court electronic records. For example fraud cases.
Database of privately and publicly funded clinical studies from around the world.
Electronic Municipal Market Access. Data on municipal bonds.
Web traffic data and analytics.
Track Youtube and social media statistics.
See which subreddits are popular and trending.
Track online ad rates daily.
Previously called App Annie, this site tracks and ranks apps giving you useful insights on the App economy.
See statistics on Airbnb rental rates, vacancies and opportunities.
See traffic trends and movement from > 10 billion Uber trips.
See latest checkpoint travel numbers from the Transportation Security Administration.
Association of American Railroads
Get insights on economic activity through rail traffic data.
Real-time data on flight traffic.
Consumer foot-traffic data.
Flight tracking service.
Various data on cities around the US.
Housing data by geography from Zillow.
Downloadable housing price and sales data from Redfin.
See data on car sales from around the world.
Data on RV production and shipments.
Data on electric vehicle sales worldwide.
Historical commodity price data - everything from uranium, to butter.
($25 pm) Nice charts plus a great scanner that uses candlestick patterns and other ta criteria. You can also write your own fairly complex scanning templates and do some interesting correlation / inter market studies between things like stocks, commodities and currencies etc.
Thank you for reading. I intend to add more resources as time goes by. If you have any other suggestions drop them in the comments!
Great list Joe, amazing what is out there! Appreciate that you shared that list. I will start using some of them which have a global focus too. Thanks!
Thanks for the comprehensive list. I'm familiar with some of these sites but looks like there are many others to explore. Another two that might be worth mentioning are Indexmundi and Stockcharts.com.
Indexmundi (free) has a lot of historical commodity price data, especially the more esoteric commodities - everything from uranium, to butter !
Stockcharts ($25 pm) has nice charts (especially if you want very long term ones) plus a great scanner that uses candlestick patterns and other ta criteria. You can also write your own fairly complex scanning templates and do some interesting correlation / inter market studies between things like stocks, commodities and currencies etc.