Researching your trade ideas helps you identify, confirm, and act on potential opportunities. The right research tools help you reach informed decisions and make choices. Research is doing your homework—knowing what’s going on in the market and around the world, as well as what’s going on with the specific security you’re watching.

You can find many independent sources for extensive research covering stocks, mutual funds, ETFs, and bond markets—including preferred lists, reports and recommendations, and news from multiple providers. On, you’ll find several research tools in the Research menu, including a market overview, a list of market movers with fast access to trading, news headlines, stock screeners, quotes and charts, an IPO center, and more.

Your individual approach the market will determine how you undertake your research, and what kind of market analysis is most valuable to you.

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