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Investments & Finance

 

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Advice and Research

Web resourceAnnualReports.com

Links to online annual reports and 10K reports for most public companies listed by exchange, industry, or sector.

Web resourceInvestorGuide.com

Click on the "Research" tab to access the InvestorGuide.com Research Tool. Then type in a stock ticker symbol to find in-depth research data from over seventy different investment sites.

Available everywhere with your Skokie Public Library cardMergent Online

Mergent Online provides access to reports and information on thousands of publicly traded companies from the United States and around the world. A unique feature is the availability of information on inactive companies, including historical daily stock prices.

Available everywhere with your Skokie Public Library cardMergent WebReports

Mergent WebReports allows you to access a vast archive of corporate and industry related documents. WebReports contains more than 180,000 documents covering over 100 countries and industries. The "Company Search" section gives current reports on major companies. "Corporate Manual Search" retrieves reports from the Mergent/Moody’s manuals from the current year back to 1909. "Municipal Manual Search" retrieves reports on cities and towns in the United States that have issued municipal bonds over the years.

Available everywhere with your Skokie Public Library cardMorningstar Investment Research Center

Morningstar Investment Research Center provides access to information on stocks and mutual funds for potential investors and researchers.  Reports include Morningstar Star ratings and the opinions of stock and fund analysts.  Funds and companies can be searched by name or ticker symbol and lists can be generated by customized screening criteria.

Available everywhere with your Skokie Public Library cardStandard & Poor's NetAdvantage

NetAdvantage is a comprehensive source of business and investment information that offers online access to Standard & Poor's research-related products such as stock reports, corporation records, The Outlook, dividend records, and more.

Available everywhere with your Skokie Public Library cardValue Line Research Center

Value Line Research Center includes online access to Value Line's leading publications covering stocks, mutual funds, options, and convertible securities as well as special situation stocks. Get ratings and use online screening tools to find investments best suited to your criteria.

Web resourceYahoo! Finance

Use this Yahoo! resource to find information about companies and mutual funds. Enter a ticker symbol to find current and historical quotes, charts, a profile, news, and research.

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Bonds

Web resourceBureau of the Public Debt Online

Use this website to find information about United Savings Bonds and purchasing Treasury Bills, Notes, and Bonds; and for news about upcoming auctions.

Web resourceInvestinginBonds.com

From the Bond Market Association, this site contains detailed information on all aspects of bond investing including Municipal, Treasury, and Corporate bonds. The site also contains a CUSIP lookup tool. 

Available everywhere with your Skokie Public Library cardMergent Online

Mergent Online provides access to reports and information on thousands of publicly traded companies from the United States and around the world. A unique feature is the availability of information on inactive companies, including historical daily stock prices.

Available everywhere with your Skokie Public Library cardMergent WebReports

Mergent WebReports allows you to access a vast archive of corporate and industry related documents. WebReports contains more than 180,000 documents covering over 100 countries and industries. The "Company Search" section gives current reports on major companies. "Corporate Manual Search" retrieves reports from the Mergent/Moody’s manuals from the current year back to 1909. "Municipal Manual Search" retrieves reports on cities and towns in the United States that have issued municipal bonds over the years.

Web resourceSavings Bond Calculator

From the Bureau of Public Debt, this website calculates the redemption values for E and EE bonds and S notes.

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DRIPs and DPPs

Web resourceDirect Investment Folio Services, DPPs, and DRIPs

Use this website to find investment advice and links to companies offering Direct Purchase Plans and Dividend Reinvest Plans.

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Interest Rates

Web resourceBankrate.com

This website provides ratings for credit cards, new and used auto loans, money market accounts, CDs, checking and ATM fees, and home equity lines.

Web resourcemoney-rates.com

This website provides key economic interest rates and lists of rates for CDs, mortgages, credit cards, and insurance.

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Mutual Funds

Available everywhere with your Skokie Public Library cardMorningstar Investment Research Center

Morningstar Investment Research Center provides access to information on stocks and mutual funds for potential investors and researchers.  Reports include Morningstar Star ratings and the opinions of stock and fund analysts.  Funds and companies can be searched by name or ticker symbol and lists can be generated by customized screening criteria.

Web resourceMutual Fund Investor's Center

From the Mutual Fund Education Alliance™, the not-for-profit trade association of the no-load mutual fund industry, this site provides information on mutual fund companies, website links, fund listings and planning, and tracking and monitoring tools.

Mutual Funds at About.com

An expert guide that provides mutual fund information for expert investors and beginners alike with buyer's guides, articles, forums, links, and more. 

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Stock and Security Quotes

Web resourceBarChart.com

This site provides detailed information on a variety of securities and offers quotes for a wide range of products including currencies, energy, financials, grains, indices, meats, and metals.

Web resourceBigCharts.com

Billed as "the world's most comprehensive and easy-to-use investment research website," BigCharts provides access to professional quality research tools such as charts, quotes, analysis, market news, and commentary.

Web resourceFreerealtime.com

This site offers free unlimited access to consolidated real-time market data. Registration is required to access information.

Web resourceKitco

Kitco, a precious metals dealer, provides current and historical quotes and charts for precious metal prices including gold, silver, and platinum.

Available everywhere with your Skokie Public Library cardMorningstar Investment Research Center

Morningstar Investment Research Center provides access to information on stocks and mutual funds for potential investors and researchers.  Reports include Morningstar Star ratings and the opinions of stock and fund analysts.  Funds and companies can be searched by name or ticker symbol and lists can be generated by customized screening criteria.

Available everywhere with your Skokie Public Library cardStandard & Poor's NetAdvantage

NetAdvantage is a comprehensive source of business and investment information that offers online access to Standard & Poor's research-related products such as stock reports, corporation records, The Outlook, dividend records, and more.

Web resourceYahoo! Finance

Use this Yahoo! resource to find information about companies and mutual funds. Enter a ticker symbol to find current and historical quotes, charts, a profile, news, and research.

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Stock Exchanges

Web resourceChicago Board Options Exchange

Find delayed options prices at the Chicago Board Options Exchange site.

Web resourceCME Group

CME Group is the progeny of the merger of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade. The site is useful for up-to-date information on commodity prices and commodity futures prices.

Web resourceStock Exchanges Worldwide Links

Use this website to connect with websites of stock exchanges from around the world.

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