Firstrade announced that it will launch a whole new research and tools section powered by Morningstar on Friday September 27 ,2013. The company says it is making a concerted effort to upgrade their research tools to allow investors to make wiser decisions. The new Morningstar research will include more research depth and more comprehensive data. Let’s take a look at some of the features that will be added with this update.

New Firstrade Features:

Sectors and Industry Research Tool Compare comprehensive performance data from sectors, industries, sub-industries and all the way down to the company level

-Dynamic Screeners Intuitive screeners to help you find the right stock, ETF, or mutual fund for your investment needs.

-Stock Market Heatmap Bullish and bearish color maps to help get a quick sense of how different markets are performing.

-Full Coverage Calendar An upgraded calendar with important data including Earnings, Dividends, IPOs, splits, and economic events all in one page.

-More Fundamental Data Cleaner layout for detailed data such as historical stock prices and customizable stock graphs.

-Analyst Reports and Ratings- Extensive research from experienced analysts and Morningstar 5-star ratings.

As a final note, investors who have current alerts set should be aware that these alerts will no longer be triggered starting September 30, 2013. Investors must use the newly upgraded alert system to reset alerts.