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Here’s my favorite resources on Stock Trading:

All Financial Matters does an excellent job of using charts and data to show how low-cost investing beats brokers.

Dr Wealth is a great compilation on trading outlooks and tips. Also updated on the current environment happenings.

Financial Joy Club by Sean Seah has a good free course called “Wealth Hacks” on building your own passive income.

TradingView provides real-time information and market insights.  I use this for tracking my Hong Kong portfolio.

Hong Kong Exchange – I use this to check on the number of Hong Kong stocks to buy per contract.

Here’s my favorite blogs on Dividend Stock:

Dividend Warrior regularly blogs about dividend investing, his investing strategies, and his investing mentality. A firm believer of using a systematic approach towards investing.

Lady You Can Be Free – Unlike most other bloggers, she’s clearly separated her portfolios by strategy. Her US stocks represent her growth strategy and her SG stocks represent her income strategy.

A Path To Forever Financial Freedom (3Fs) is by Brian Halim and he’s targeting retirement by age 35. A fundamentals-based investor, he believes in buying good businesses that are undervalued which provide dividends.

Dividend Aristocrats List contains around 50 companies in the S&P 500 Index that have increased dividends every year for the last 25 straight years.  This is a great list to refer for your own portfolio building.

Stock/Option Trading Tools:

Jitta offer a great free online tool and does all the hardwork by ranking the list of stocks in 9 markets against their computed value.  Use this as a reference to guide in your trading decision. Jitta Score is the number representing the business performance of the company for the past 10 years on a scale from one to 10. The higher the score, the better the company. Having a Jitta Score of more than seven consistently means the company can increase market share and generate more profit.

GuruFocus is a great online tool for stock financial details, screeners.  What I like is that it also have a Discounted Factor (DCF) calculator.  To learn how to use this DCF calculator, you can refer to this video on one example.

StockCharts is the first online tool that I use each morning to have a quick check on my stocks.  It is simple and fast.

Finviz Stock Screener can screen using a wide variety of fundamental, technical, and descriptive metrics. The screener will also provide charts, quotes, and other useful information once you’ve drilled down and come up with results that are worth further exploration. To see if a stock is expensive/cheap, compare its P/E to either “EPS this Y”, “Sales Q/Q” or “EPS Q/Q”.  If P/E is less then any of them, it is cheap (ie. can consider to buy).

REITScreener is a great scanner for REITs in Singapore (free), Hong Kong, Malaysia, Australia and USA. You can adjust the parameter to identify opportunities.

Zacks Stock Screener is well-known for its rating system, and its free screener offers a surprising amount of functionality, with more metrics than Finviz offers.  While there, also check out Zacks Earning Calendar for opportunities.

Motley Fool Stock Screener lets you tap into the collective knowledge of the CAPS community, including the star ratings on each stock that are determined by the individual picks of thousands of Motley Fool members who use the system.

Magic Formula screener is formulated by Joel Greenblatt who married the key investing principles of Benjamin Graham and Warren Buffett to give stock relative valuation. You can check his The Little Book That Still Beats the Market for more information.

Another Magic Formula screener created by Dr Wealth.  This does not require signup.

Investor’s Business Daily is great IOS apps that you can use to do a quick scan of potential trades. Check out the RS (Relative Strength vs S&P500) score of each stock (I recommend only choose those above 80) in their IBD 50, Sector Leaders or IBD Big Cap 20. Do your other analysis to zoom into this list.  Note that RS is different from RSI (which compare against itself).

Trading Platforms which I have used personally are:

OptionsXpress – I started with this platform and love it until it was bought over by Schwab

Charles Schwab (SG) – I like this platform and the support system in place. Hence, it was sad to see them closing up their Singapore office by end Dec 2019 and moving out. But nevertheless, a good platform. For those interested, can still go to their US website to register.

TD Ameritrade (SG) – I migrated to this platform from the one above. Hear lots of good reviews for them. [Update as at Dec 2019] Guess what.  Charles Scbwab has bought over TD Ameritrade.  So I am back with the same platform again.   🙂

Interactive Brokers – I started using this broker after I hear about the tools and low commission rates.  I am also able to integrate robot trader with this broker through its API.  Hence do check it out.

Online Courses For Stock/Option To Start Off:

Option Strategies Insider is the best free training course on Options Trading that I have come across. I have the fortunate of corresponding with the founder Chris Douthit over past 3 years and I have made money just applying what I learnt there. Highly recommended.

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CBOE Online Course – There are more than 70 online courses here covering stocks and options.  This is a good starting point but no need to go through all.  Use this only as a starter.

MoneyShow – This site has resources for webinars, financial news, advice and education. Just create an account.

Crypto Trading:

Coin Market Cap – It list down all the popular coins today.  Use the Rankings -> Exchanges-Top 100 (Adjusted Volume) to determine if the coin is real or fake (based on algorithm from Coin Market Cap). This will help you in seeing the real volume.

Gemini – This is another crypto broker that I use. In my country, they are regulated and that gives me more assurance.

ICO Bench – Another site to see all the projects published.

Binance – This is one of the largest exchange that I am starting to try out.  It has high trading volume and liquidity.