MarketWatch offers a platform known as the trading deck that provides users with posts on trading stocks from market professionals, according to the company’s website. The trading deck features posts discussing stocks to watch and the market sentiment for stocks that trade on the New York Stock Exchange, the Nasdaq and the American Stock Exchange.
MarketWatch also provides a beginners guide to investing in stocks, notes the company’s website. The information includes avoiding so-called “pump and dump scams,” avoiding impulse buying, and avoiding hunches and headlines. The website also includes a stock screener that allows users to filter individual stocks based on volume, price, fundamentals and technical indicators.
The beginners guide to investing also includes basic information on how to buy bonds, mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, options and how to buy privately held stocks, states MarketWatch. The website also offers a virtual stock exchange game in which new and seasoned investors hone their trading skills. Other resources include the complete story on how to buy stocks, after-hours trading activities and the stocks upgraded or downgraded by analysts. MarketWatch provides the most popular finance headlines for the day along with a current market snapshot. The beginners guide to investing also discusses the basics behind investing in currencies, real estate and hedge funds.