When a newbie enters the stock market, one of the first questions that come to their mind is How to follow stock Market? Here, by following the stock market, we mean how to know the share prices of the Indian companies, market index, or the most basic paraments of the market.
For seasoned investors, it’s easier to follow the stock market as they have been doing it for years. They already know lots of websites or apps to track and follow stocks or indexes. However, for beginners, they might get easily confused about how to follow stock market, and may even feel silly asking this basic question to a mature investor.
If you’re one such stock market beginner, do not worry. We have got you covered. In this post, we going to exactly teach you how to follow stock market. These few simple tricks about following the stock market and its trends, which once known, even a beginner can follow the market like a pro.
Please note that although this post about ‘how to follow stock market’ is basically targeted for beginners, however, intermediate and advanced level investors can also get benefits from this article. Do read it till the end to get the maximum benefits. Also, there is a bonus tip for the readers in the last section. Let’s get started.
How to follow Stock Market?
Here are a few of the simple yet powerful websites from where you can follow stock market. Below, we have also described how to easily navigate and use these sites efficiently. Here it goes:
1. Google Search
Google is the first and easiest source to follow a stock. Just type the name of the stock and google will give you all the details about that stock. For example, if you want to follow the stock of Tata Motors and want to know its, just type ‘Tata motors share price’ on google. The result will be like this:
Please note that here you have to type “Company name + Share” or “Company name + Stock” to get the stock details.
Further, On Google, you can track the share price movement of the stock for a given period of 1 day, 5day, 1 month, 1 year, 5 years or max, by simply clicking on different tabs. For example, if you click on ‘1 month’ in the tab, you can see the price movement of that stock for the last 1 month i.e. how the share price moved in the last 30 days to date.
The best part is that the simplicity of google makes it best for beginners to start following the market. The only disadvantage of tracking stock market prices on Google is that you have to type the names of different stocks every time when you want to track that stocks. If you have many stocks to track, say more than 10 (Ex Reliance, Tata Steel, HPCL, ONGC, BPCL, Titan, Infosys…..) then it will become a hectic job for you as you have to type the stock name over and over again. Here a shortcut is “Following” the stock or creating a watchlist.
Nevertheless, Google is the first place for all the beginners where they can learn how to follow the stock market. Therefore, you should also get used to it. Try googling the stock price of a few stocks and indexes on google on your own now.
Exercise: Type “Nifty50” on google and see what appears.
Further, also try different stocks that you are interested in. This is the first step to learn how to follow stock market. In case, you do not remember much names, here is a list of few major stocks in NIFTY50 that you can search:
|1.||Reliance Industries Ltd.||Energy - Oil & Gas||10.01%|
|2.||HDFC Bank Ltd.||Banking||9.59%|
|3.||Infosys Ltd.||Information Technology||8.60%|
|4.||Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd.||Financial Services||6.55%|
|5.||ICICI Bank Ltd.||Banking||6.41%|
|6.||Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.||Information Technology||5.08%|
|7.||Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd.||Banking||3.67%|
|8.||Hindustan Unilever Ltd.||Consumer Goods||3.24%|
|9.||AXIS Bank Ltd.||Banking||2.83%|
|10.||Larsen & Toubro Ltd.||Construction||2.66%|
|11.||ITC Ltd.||Consumer Goods||2.60%|
|12.||State Bank of India||Banking||2.36%|
|13.||Bajaj Finance Ltd.||Financial Services||2.34%|
|14.||Asian Paints Ltd.||Consumer Goods||1.98%|
|14.||Bharti Airtel Ltd.||Telecommunication||1.82%|
|16.||HCL Technologies Ltd.||Information Technology||1.57%|
|17.||Maruti Suzuki India Ltd.||Automobile||1.47%|
|18.||Tata Steel Ltd.||Metals||1.34%|
|19.||Wipro Ltd.||Information Technology||1.18%|
|20.||UltraTech Cement Ltd.||Cement||1.15%|
|21.||Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.||Automobile||1.09%|
|22.||Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.||Pharmaceuticals||1.07%|
|23.||Bajaj Finserv Ltd.||Financial Services||1.07%|
|24.||Titan Company Ltd.||Consumer Goods||1.06%|
|25.||Tech Mahindra Ltd.||Information Technology||1.00%|
|26.||JSW Steel Ltd.||Metals||0.97%|
|27.||Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd.||Pharmaceuticals||0.97%|
|28.||Nestle India Ltd.||Consumer Goods||0.92%|
|29.||IndusInd Bank Ltd.||Banking||0.90%|
|30.||Tata Motors Ltd.||Automobile||0.89%|
|31.||Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd.||Energy - Power||0.87%|
|32.||Grasim Industries Ltd.||Cement||0.84%|
|33.||HDFC Life Insurance Co. Ltd.||Insurance||0.83%|
|34.||Divi’s Laboratories Ltd.||Pharmaceuticals||0.82%|
|35.||NTPC Ltd.||Energy - Power||0.81%|
|36.||Hindalco Industries Ltd.||Metals||0.80%|
|37.||Bajaj Auto Ltd.||Automobile||0.79%|
|38.||Adani Port and Special Economic Zone||Infrastructure||0.76%|
|40.||Tata Consumer products Ltd.||Consumer Goods||0.66%|
|41.||SBI Life Insurance Co.||Insurance||0.65%|
|43.||Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd.||Energy - Oil & Gas||0.64%|
|44.||Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Ltd.||Energy - Oil & Gas||0.63%|
|45.||Britannia Industries Ltd.||Consumer Goods||0.63%|
|46.||Hero MotoCorp Ltd.||Automobile||0.55%|
|47.||Eicher Motors Ltd.||Automobile||0.55%|
|48.||Shree Cement Ltd.||Cement||0.54%|
|49.||Coal India Ltd.||Mining||0.45%|
|50.||Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.||Energy - Oil & Gas||0.40%|
NOTE: Do not search Facebook, Google, Apple’s stock price. Although you can find the share details of these companies, but the stock prices will be shown in dollars on Google. This is because these are foreign stocks and listed in foreign stock exchanges, not India. They trade in foreign currency.
Only Indian companies are listed on Indian Stock Exchanges. Therefore, companies like Apple, Facebook, Samsung, etc that are not Indian companies can’t be traded in India. They are listed on their respective country’s stock exchange. For example- Facebook on New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), Samsung on South Korea Exchange, etc.
First of all, if you are confused about where to get started, you can start by visiting the ALL STOCKS page at Trade Brains Portal. Here, you’ll get the list of all the +5,000 publically listed companies in India and also their industry. You can start researching on this page to at least know Indian stocks and what stock investment options are available to you.
Next, you can make a watchlist of stocks on Trade Brains Portal. This means that you can save stocks in your own created list for tracking their price movements and also you can set a target price. Let’s say you add 10 stocks to your watchlist. Now, you just have to go to your watchlist whenever you want to follow the stocks or market.
(Image: Watchlist of Trade Brains Portal)
Moneycontrol is probably the oldest and most popular website in India if you want to learn how to follow stock market. The website gives you all the info you want to know about a stock along with the latest financial news. In addition, moneycontrol also offers a mobile app, which is in fact even better than the website. You can download the app and easily follow the market using it.
On the website or app, enter the stock name on the top search box and you will get all the details that you wish to see. You can read this article if you wish to know more about moneycontrol features:
Screener.in is another of the powerful financial website for fundamental analysis of stocks. One of the good features of this site is that the last 10 Years’ financial reports of all the Indian companies are available here.
In addition, you can also download data from this website in excel form. Further, you can add stocks to your Wishlist to get notifications in your mail the alerts if there is any corporate action on the stocks in your Wishlist. Therefore, you can easily stay updated with the latest news like quarterly results, dividend dates, etc once you log in to the site and add the stock names to your Wishlist.
5. Yahoo Finance
Yahoo Finance and Google Finance are the most searched finances website for stock market analysis. This website is very resourceful to learn how to follow stock market and contains massive data of stocks along with the latest news and other powerful tools. Yahoo Finance is very friendly and you will get all the major information which you want to learn about the stock here.
In this post, we tried to cover e major sources on how to follow stock market. Surely, there are many other websites too that can be used if you want to keep up-to-date with the market trends. However, for beginners, we recommend you to first familiarize yourself with these websites and get used to how to get the stock information from these sites. Definitely, these websites will give you all the information that you want to learn about the stock market. Do check them out.
Here is a summary of links to all the financial websites discussed in this post for your ease.
- Google: http://www.google.com
- Money control: http://www.moneycontrol.com
- Screener: https://www.screener.in
- Economic Times market: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/markets
- Yahoo Finance: https://in.finance.yahoo.com
That’s all for this post. If you think we missed any big website that needs to be mentioned in our post on how to follow stock market, please comment below. We will be happy to get feedback. Have a great day and happy investing!
Hi, I am Kritesh (Tweet me here), an NSE Certified Equity Fundamental Analyst and an electrical engineer (NIT Warangal) by qualification. I have a passion for stocks and have spent my last 4+ years learning, investing and educating people about stock market investing. And so, I am delighted to share my learnings with you. #HappyInvesting