5 Great Tools for DIY Stock Investors

Do-it-yourself investors can get help picking stocks or funds, managing their portfolios, and more with these top tools.

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Do-it-yourself investors may not have the backing of a big Wall Street firm when it comes to managing their portfolio, but plenty of free tools are available that can make it seem that way. 

Of course, you have to be picky about the sources of investing tools and research. You can find a lot of bad actors on the web. And many sites offer great-sounding free tools that quickly turn into pestering sales pitches. 

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Kim Clark
Senior Associate Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Kim Clark is a veteran financial journalist who has worked at Fortune, U.S News & World Report and Money magazines. She was part of a team that won a Gerald Loeb award for coverage of elder finances, and she won the Education Writers Association's top magazine investigative prize for exposing insurance agents who used false claims about college financial aid to sell policies. As a Kiplinger Fellow at Ohio State University, she studied delivery of digital news and information. Most recently, she worked as a deputy director of the Education Writers Association, leading the training of higher education journalists around the country. She is also a prize-winning gardener, and in her spare time, picks up litter.