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Investor and Financial Dictionary by InvestorWords.com
Online financial glossary containing over 15,000 definitions that are regularly updated and related to: stocks, bonds, banking, accounting, insurance and forex. Part of WebFinance, Inc.
Investopedia - Educating the world about finance
Definitions, articles, videos, slideshows, tutorials, calculators, FAQs for topics, such as: investing, markets, personal finance, active trading, and forex.
+Access The Wall Street Journal through Library Resources
Historical Wall Street Journal
Full-text and full-image articles from the Wall Street Journal. The collection includes digital reproductions of every page from every issue--cover to cover--in downloadable PDF files. Coverage is from 1889 to 1995. Refer to the ABI/INFORM Global (ProQuest) database for current full-text articles, or use microfilm for Section C Data.
+Search Library Databases for Stock Reports/Price Data
Business Insights: Essentials (Gale)
Use the search bar and search by company name or ticker symbol. Find the profile for your company and then look for links to 'Investment Reports' - these will vary by company.
Formerly known as Moody's Financial Information Service, Mergent Online provides full-text business descriptions, corporate histories and detailed financial data for over 10,000 public U.S. and international, and 17,000 non- U.S. public companies. Search by company name or ticker symbol. Use the 'Company Financials' tab for historical As Reported and Standardized Financials as well as ratios, restated financials, prelims, and business analysis.
Morningstar's data reports cover more than 20,000 securities with historical data back to 1996. Use the search bar in the upper right hand corner to search by company name or ticker symbol, which should generate information on the company including: quote, chart, stock analysis, performance, key ratios, financials, valuation, insiders, shareholders, transcripts, filings, bonds, options. The 'Stock Analysis' sections provides a Morningstar analyst's written report, including buy and sell guidance.
Value Line Investment Survey Online Reports
A research company that collects data and analyzes performance of approximately 8,000 stocks, 15,000 mutual funds, 80,000 options and other securities. Use for ratings and reports. Use the search bar at the top of the screen to search by company name or ticker symbol, or hover over 'Research Hub' and then select 'Investment Survey.' Use the resources in 'Investment Education' for guides and information on how to use the reports.