One of my philosophies in life is to keep it simple and I take exactly the same approach to investing. Below is a list of resource that I use to help me invest. There's so many tools that you can use, these are just a list of the things I've found most useful: 1
ISA/SIPP account: I use Hargreaves Lansdown (www.hl.co.uk) for all my investments. It's not the cheapest, typically £11.95-£8.95 per trade but have it to be very reliable, easy to use and clear. It's available on laptop, Phone and Ipad and have use it across all 3.
Stockopedia: think about this website as an encyclopedia for all shares. It's simply fantastic and provides so much information in an easy to use summary page, with further information and data available. It ranks all shares on Value, Momentum and Growth with an overall Stock Rank and since using it, I wouldn't now be without it.
In addition to all the share information, there's a daily report by excellent 'expert' writers on the latest share news and information - this is an invaluable read and is informative, candid and sometimes humorous - what more could you want for £25 p/m.
ADVFN: this is another website designed for investors. It has a number of different subscription levels - I pay for the Level 2 package which costs about £450 per year and provides me with access to real-time prices, the share order book (also called Level 2) and a number of premium lists detailing - my favourite being the Breakout list, where I've found a number of shares that have been successful.
ADVFN also has access to a number of bulletin boards for each share, but personally I'd avoid these. They're typically full of morons (internet trolls) who don't offer anything. If you can find some of the quieter boards there is sometimes useful information but it's rare.
If you'd like to find out more about the tools I use and how to use them, please feel free to contact me, using the link below and I'll be more than happy to share my thoughts.