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We spoke with experienced Scottrade professionals to get an idea of some of the popular tools offered, as well as some of the hidden gems in the service.you need investment tools: Screeners: Scottrade’s screening tools can help you find stocks based on a wide range of criteria, including (but not limited to) market capitalization, sector, price/earnings growth ratio, profit margin, dividend yield and the directional movement indicator. Charting package: More active traders might want to consider the charts available through ScottradeELITE. Traders have the opportunity to conduct in-depth analysis on stock prices using more than 50 technical indicators, and they can place, modify and view orders within the charts. Alerts: Scottrade offers five kinds of alerts for securities and indices: priority, account, price & news, periodic and money direct. Each of these options allows you to stay abreast of your portfolio with up-to-the-minute information. Portfolio Review Tool: The Portfolio Review Tool has two particular features to help build your ideal portfolio. Five target models offer pre-determined asset allocations to help you pinpoint what your ideal portfolio might contain. Third-party securities research: In addition to a wide range of market fundamentals, you can access research tools from Zacks, Thomson Reuters, Market Edge and Standard & Poor’s, providing additional insight into the markets. Morningstar reports are also available for mutual funds and ETFs. Time and Sales: In ScottradeELITE, you have the opportunity to pick a particular stock and see the orders that have been recently executed. Velocity and Forces: If you’re an active trader using ScottradeELITE, this tool could come in handy. Market Velocity measures the intensity of trading for a particular security. Meanwhile, Market Forces provides a real-time indication of the direction of the market by noting whether trade interest is surging or waning in either buy or sell orders. Value lookup: By analyzing a large swath of market fundamentals, the Value Lookup tool can help you determine whether a particular stock is overvalued, undervalued or about right. This tool is available for ScottradeELITE clients though Recognia Value Analyzer. riyadh, Saudi Arabia