One of the Dow Jones services available to help customers is access to BigCharts.com.
A new investor could easily be overwhelmed by the huge amount of information available at this site. Besides the expected things like quotes and news, this website includes histories, special big reports, and superior advanced products that you cannot find elsewhere.
There are two different stock market charts that you can find at BigCharts.com: the DIJA and the NASDQ. Both of these charts are updated on a regular basis so that the customers only get the most recent information. You can also track trends on these markets by looking at current and past new releases . The "newswatch" section of the site will tell you about any of the rises or drops in the stock market that you need to know about.
The nice thing about the newswatch services provide by BigCharts.com is the fact that all of these tools are tailored to your particular needs. There are even advanced tools like alerts, special offers, and portfolio analysis to make sure that you are using the stock market in the most effective manner.
Most customers feel that the portfolio tool is the most helpful for them. In this tool, the information you receive is matched to your particular trading style. The company will help you to find stocks that fit in well with your other stocks. The goal is to pick components that work together instead of haphazardly choosing stocks that may battle each other in your portfolio.
The site can be used for accessing historical quotes, comparisons of one stock to another, or comparisons against an index. Frequently, I use the site to compare my mutual funds to the S&P 500. You can see graphically exactly how your funds are performing relative to the indexes. Have you ever tried to find an old quote for any stock on any date? Well, when you do your taxes you sure will, and you can definitely find that quote on BigCharts rather than scouring the newspapers for the past several months. It is just easier to access all the information that you need in one convenient site than to have to constantly browse the internet to find the same facts.