Using BigCharts to check stocks involves working with a search bar, basic chart, advanced chart and interactive chart tab, according to BigCharts. An investor or would-be investor can enter the name of any company and see detailed quotes, including the open, yield, high, low, volume and P/E yield.
Just below the chart are major news headlines related to the company, which allows investors to read any pertinent recent events, states BigCharts. Users also have the ability to chose tabs such as industry, market advisers, analysts, SEC filings, insiders, annual report and profile. It is also possible to create an alert, add a stock to a profile, have a technical analysis, or use Hulbert interactive.
Choosing an interactive chart allows users to pick a time and frequency for the stock of their choice, according to BigCharts. Users can easily view change and percent change. The time can be customized or can range from one day to a decade, and can range from one minute to hourly, weekly, monthly, quarterly or yearly. Users can email the chart or print it for further study and comparison. There is also a tab that allows users to get started with a broker if they see a deal too good to pass up.