Lesson 42: The Giant List of Must-Have Tools and Resources for Stock Investors

As we’ve discussed throughout this course, smart decisions based on good data will lead to strong long-term returns. 

A key part of that equation is “good data.” 

Below, we’ve provided a range of tools you can use to research, plan, and execute your investing strategy. 

We’re always adding and updating this list. If there’s anything you think we should add, reach out and let us know here!

In addition, we’d recommend you check out our investment newsletters which provide our latest education (monthly) and regular stock pick recommendations (weekly). 

Free Stock Screeners

  • FinViz (our favorite free, simple screener): Great stock screener that includes key dividend data 
  • Yahoo Finance: Redesigned stock screener from Yahoo 
  • Zacks: Some free and some premium elements to screen stocks 
  • Investing.com: Simple screener covering dozens of international countries 
  • Financial Times: Another international screener with dozens of countries 
  • Benjamin Graham: Screen stocks based on Ben Graham’s classic value formulas 
  • Dividend Channel Stock Screener: Stock screener with a focus on dividends (registration required) 

Analyst Opinions

  • Tip Ranks: Find out what 15,000 analysts say about your stocks 
  • MarketBeat: Detailed analyst ratings and changes for stocks

Social Investing Tools

  • Scutify: A community for the latest market chatter, scuttlebutt, ideas & more 
  • StockTwits: A community of investors discussing news and ideas 
  • Earnings Whisper: Investors guess upcoming earnings results
  • Whisper Number: Investors guess upcoming earnings results

Best Brokerage Rankings


Mutual Fund Investing

  • ActiveShare: Enter the name or ticker of a U.S. equity mutual fund to view the active share 

Dividend Strategies / Philosophy

Dividend Stock / Fund / ETF Data

Dividend News & Research

Dividend Tools & Calculators

Did we miss anything? Send us your suggestions here.


Todd Lincoln


Passionate stock market investor with deep experience trading small cap, dividend, and growth stocks.

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