The Disciplined Investor’s Best of List: 2013

During last weeks podcast we discussed some of the “Best Of” various different financial tools and applications that we thought our listeners might want to check out.   Below is the list along with the links to the sites.

Best Broker / Platform

  1. Tradestation – Brokerage and Trading Platform offering customization and technical analysis in a condensed view.
  2. Interactive Brokers – Efficiency in managing multiple portfolios and low trading costs
  3. Schwab – Customer Service

Honorable mentions:   eSignal, Metatrader, Open e-Cry (OEC)

Trader’s Newsfeed

  1. Trader – Offers insight to individual stocks, earnings and what is happening to various positions throughout the day via an installed application on your desktop.
  2. RANSquawk – Offers an audio feed of macro driven events, international markets, domestic markets and commodities.   Free version available with 5-minute delayed audio.


  1. Investor’s Business Daily MarketSmith – Offers condensed view of equity fundamentals focused on CANSLIM trading.
  2. Bloomberg Professional– Extremely expensive, but this is the industry standard.
  3. – Market Heat Maps, Free Stock Screeners and other financial tools.
  4. Investopedia – Education and definitions of the fancy words you hear tossed around on CNBC.

Television Shows

  1. Fast Money
  2. Meet the Press
  3. The Kudlow Report


  1. The Gartman Letter – The Letter addresses political, economic, and technical trends from both long-term and short-term perspectives, and our subscribers include leading banks, brokerage firms, hedge funds, mutual funds, and energy and grain trading firms from around the world.
  2. McClellan – Reviews the current state of stocks, T-Bonds and gold. It is designed for people who need more frequent information, who want to understand the gears inside the machine, and who value innovative technical analysis.
  3. Stansberry Research – Research services that cover a wide range of investment strategies including dividend investing, fixed income, value investing, energy and precious metals investments, alternative assets, and conservative, income-generating options trading strategies.

Technical Indicators

  1. Key Resistance Indicator – Brought to you by TriggerPoint Research
  2. TAS Tools from TAS Market Profile
  3. McClellan Oscillator
  4. Spearman Indicator

Financial Apps for Your Smartphone

  1. Bloomberg
  2. CNBC
  3. Thomson Reuters
  4. RANSquawk
  5. Econoday
  6. Tradestation

Favorite Distractions

  1. Kickstarter and Indiegogo – Crowd-funding for inventors, musicians and other producers.
  2. Indie Pop Rock Radio
  3. Reddit – a social news and entertainment website where registered users submit content in the form of either a link or a text (“self”) post. Other users then vote the submission “up” or “down”, which is used to rank the post and determine its position on the site’s pages and front page.
  4. Engadget – Engadget is a multilingual technology weblog and podcast about consumer electronics.