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The browser-based stock market research platform

What is FINVIZ?

FINVIZ is a browser-based stock market research platform that makes market information easily accessible to both traders and investors. The platform offers free and premium tools that traders can use to generate ideas and find opportunities for stocks, forex, and futures. Visitors on the website get access to the latest financial news, market maps, comparative tools and charts, portfolio tracking, advanced screeners, and sector performance tools.


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Even though the information displayed on the homepage can be overwhelming for first-time users, knowing how to use the charts and free tools can save traders both time and money that would’ve been spent on multiple tools.


FINVIZ Pricing Options

There are three main FINVIZ pricing options that traders can choose from depending on the tools and features that they want to use. The pricing options include:


1. Free

If you are a first time user of FINVIZ, you can use the website without requiring any sign-up or logging in. Free users get access to the basic features and tools that do not require saving data. The free option offers three to five delayed maps, groups, quotes, and charts. To access the more advanced features, the users must choose from any of the other two options that provide what they are looking for.


2. Registered

The registered option requires users to sign up on the website, and use additional features while logged in. The registration process is simple, and it takes less than three minutes. Registered users get access to daily charts and graphs, limited screener results, portfolio tickers, 50 screener presets, and the free access features. The option does not require users to pay and offers limited features compared to the elite pricing option.


3. Elite

The FINVIZ elite plan is the paid version for premium customers. It provides access to all the features available to free and registered users and other premium features that are not available to the other categories of traders. Some of the premium features offered in the elite option include pre-market and real-time quotes, advanced charting, backtesting, alerts, no-ads platform, real-time maps, emails on new alerts and up to 100 screener presents.

The monthly subscription costs $39.50, whereas the annual subscription costs $299.50, and is subject to change. Both the monthly and annual payment plans offer the same level of access to premium features.


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Features of FINVIZ

The following are the main features of FINVIZ:


1. News

FINVIZ includes a news feed that provides the latest financial news that can help in choosing winning stocks and making decisions on whether to enter or exit a trade. The news headlines are sourced from some of the leading news providers, such as Bloomberg, MarketWatch, the New York Times, CNBC, Wall Street Journal, etc. The platform also streams blogs from third-party sources like Seeking Alpha, Mish Talk, Zero Hedge and Calculated Risk. The news feed can be arranged according to source or by time.


2. Screener

A screener is a more advanced tool that allows users to filter/sort stocks using descriptive, technical or fundamental indicators. Users can input various indicators and receive the various stocks that fit their criteria. They can filter stocks based on price, market cap, average volume, beta, float short, profit margin, chart patterns, specific candlestick pattern, etc. Users have total control of their scans, and they can choose to save results for later use (must be registered users to save data). The screener feature is available to all categories of users.


3. Heatmaps

Heat maps are visual tools that give traders an overview of how a specific stock is performing, and they allow quick browsing and analysis of large volumes of market data. Users can view the maps of a particular group, country, sector, exchange or industry. The maps show which stocks are moving, the direction in which they are moving, and the magnitude of the movements. The stocks are color coded for easy identification of well-performing stocks and those on the decline.


4. Sectors

The group tab provides an overview of the how various sectors and industries have been performing. Stocks can be categorized based on specific performance metrics like market capitalization, P/E ratio, EPS, etc. Users can choose to get the data displayed in a bar chart, tabular form, grid or chart.


5. Insider sales tracking

Under insider tracking, users can view the most recent insider transaction, their value, the number of shares and the individual/institution that made the transaction. The feature is a great technique to identify potential trades by viewing the latest insider transactions by top executives in the open market.


6. Futures

There is a futures tab which allows users to track the progress of the futures market, identify contracts prices and by how much they have changed. The futures are color-coded on a map to provide an easy visual correlation between the various futures contracts.


7. Cryptocurrency

The crypto page shows the various cryptocurrencies, and how they are performing in the market. They are color-coded for easy data visualization.


Related Readings

CFI offers the Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA)™ certification program for those looking to take their careers to the next level. To keep learning and advancing your career, the following resources will be helpful:

  • How to Read Stock Charts
  • Primary Market
  • Technical Analysis – A Beginner’s Guide
  • Trading Mechanisms

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