Stock and Bond Data Online: Top 20 Stock Research Websites
FINRA Mutual Fund Analysis (18,000 funds) *NEW*
Yahoo finance Can export by “point and click” and by using TeachMSOffice video functions; 3 years of Annual Financial Statements
MSN Money Can export by “point and click”; 5 years of Annual Financial Statements
Morningstar Use their embedded function for financial statements, cannot export by “point and click”; 5 years of Annual Financial Statements
DailyFinance Can export by “point and click”; 5 years of Annual Financial Statements
FOOL Can export by “point and click”; 4 years of Annual Financial Statements
Bloomberg/Business Week Can export by “point and click”; 4 years of Annual Financial Statements
GlobeInvestor Cannot export financial statements by “point and click”; 16 years of Annual Financial Statements
CNN Money Can export by “point and click”; 4 years of Annual Financial Statements
CNBC Can export by “point and click”; 4 years of Annual Financial Statements
Other Useful Websites:
Barron's Barron's newspaper online.
BusinessWeek BusinessWeek magazine online.
Forbes Forbes magazine online.
Fortune Fortune magazine online.
Investor Broadcast Network Company conference calls broadcast over the internet.
Investors Business Daily Investors Business Daily online.
Investorwords.com Online dictionary of investment terminology.
Merril Lynch One of the world's largest brokerage firms.
Reuters Free research on thousands of publicly traded companies.
Quicken Comprehensive information and news on stocks and markets.
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Brokerage firm used by ULV SMIF.
StreetFusion.com Conference calls over the internet.
Economic (online) data sources
Trading Economics Costs money, but has great graphs and shows sources of data bases.
Michigan Consumer Sentiment (FRED)
Conference Board’s Confidence Index Free source of the data!!
Robert Shiller annual data on S&P Composite (1871-present) and 11 other indices
NBER: DATA on business cycles
BLS: Employment data, PPI, CPI, Labor Force, “Bureau of Labor Statistics's (BLS) Household Survey, gives us the official measure of the U.S. unemployment rate. This survey is based on estimates of the size of the labor force and the number of people employed that are inferred from a survey of individual households. The Household Survey differs from the BLS's Payroll Survey, which provides another estimate of employment from a survey of the payroll of individual businesses.” Quote source
ECONOMIC TIME SERIES Pay for site. (However, this shows data that may be obtained for free)
Mortgage Indexes huge amount of data
FRED of San Francisco: Beige Book
FRED data releases
UNCW Library Resources
Standard and Poor’s NetAdvantage (ONLINE) includes industry surveys and financial ratios are provided at the end of each survey.
Business Source Complete (ONLINE) has industry reports, too, and many of those reports include ratios.
MergentOnline (ONLINE) is a company database where you can create lists of companies within an industry (either by searching industry classification codes or by keyword). From the information provided one can create tailored industry ratios using the information from the companies within a given industry. All of these databases are available by going to the library home page and clicking on More eResources by Subject and then Business.
The library also subscribes to three print sources (they are not available online) for industry ratios. The three sources all get their data from different sources. For example, one gets data from annual reports while another gets data from the IRS.
They are: Industry Norms and Key Business Ratios (REF HF5681 .R25 I53), Almanac of Business and Industrial Financial Ratios (REF HF5681. R25 T68) and RMA Annual Statement Studies (REF HF5681 .B2 R6).