How to Monitor My Stock Portfolio

Whether you're a veteran or brand new to investing in the stock market, it's smart to investigate helpful new tools that could increase your efficiency. A serious investor monitors his portfolio regularly — at least a few times per day. Monitoring stocks may help you make more informed decisions on when to buy or sell. A number of online tools allow you to keep a close eye on your investments throughout your day.

Step 1

Use the DTLink Personal StockMonitor software to monitor your portfolio. With this standalone software you can compile all of your stock investments in one location and watch them from your desktop as you take care of other matters in your work day. The software performs automatic gains calculations and alerts you of changes. You can also use the built-in charts to analyze your stocks. The software is compatible with Windows computers.

Step 2

Monitor your stocks using Sanebull's Live Stock Market Monitor. The tool loads in your browser. Type in each of your stocks to display updates and news as small widgets in the main screen. You can view key statistics, charts, income data, and cash flow information about your stocks. Choose the "My Portfolio" option create an account and log back in with your stock information.

Step 3

Watch your stock portfolio using the Google Gadget Stock Portfolio Manager by GFarry. Enter your stock symbols into the gadget — it starts pulling data from Yahoo! Finance. Besides basic data, like stock closing, minimum, maximum and trading volume the tool also shows stock charts. It has a delay of about 15 to 20 minutes. You can add the gadget to your iGoogle homepage or your personal website. Pull up the web page whenever you want to see your portfolio.

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