I currently maintain 3 seperate brokerage accounts for my investments
- Etrade is my main account. This is the most powerful platform for me, and I have majority of my investments in it. The fees are higher than some other companies, but the features make up for it for me. Most of my positions in this account are dividend paying stocks that I believe in for the long term, I let the dividend reinvestments keep building up
- Fidelity is where my employee stock purchase plan account is located. When I first started investing, their website was difficult for me to understand, but now that I am more knowledgeable I am able to make better use of it.
- Optionshouse is my 3rd account. It is the one that was started most recently, and I use it for stock positions that are riskier, smaller in size, or do not pay dividends. Their commissions are much lower, which is great, but a lack of features, in particular the inability to reinvest dividends with fractional shares, keep me from using this account for the rest of my trading.
Yahoo Finance can not be beat in many ways. Best news aggregator for stocks and real time data, message boards, and more.
Wikinvest The website is clean, easy to use with a lot of information, and they have a great mobile app that I use to see the current prices of all my stocks in different brokerage accounts all at once.
Motley Fool I like taking a look at the Motley Fool because I like reading what other people are saying about companies. I also really like their CAPS site, although I do not usually have a very good score on it. I have never used their premium services so I cannot vouch for these.