Last Updated: May 19, 2016
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- Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
FINRA is the largest non-governmental regulator for all security firms operating in the United States. Check on the background of your broker and/or brokerage firm, read investment FAQs and more.
- Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment
This web site is for those who want their money to be invested in a socially and environmentally responsible manner while it is returning dividends.
- Get the Facts: The SEC's Roadmap to Saving and Investing
A step-by-step guide to saving and investing, created by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy.
- Investing Online Resource Center
The Investing Online Resource Center is designed to serve as a valuable source for noncommercial information about investing online. This site was created solely for educational purposes and is maintained by the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA), the oldest international organization devoted to investor protection.
This web site includes a dictionary, tutorials, answers to many basic questions, and more.
Find definitions of financial terms you need to know.
- Marketplace Money
This is the companion web site to the National Public Radio show of the same name. The program focuses on the latest business news both nationally and internationally, the global economy, and wider events linked to the financial markets.
- Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association Foundation for Investor Education
SIFMA's mission is to support a strong financial industry that promotes job creation and economic growth. The Education portion of their site offers Industry Basics, Glossary, Consumer Resources, Investing in Bonds, etc.
The TCCL Research Wizard, a fee based service, can supply the numbers and background information to inform, guide and support your marketing plan or business strategy.
Market Research Specialties
Research Wizard sources contain most of the information you need to make good marketing decisions. Some of the specialty areas include the following:
- Local, state, and national demographic & economic data
- Market statistics on production, consumption and sales
- Current health of the market
- Forecast for demand and projected trends
- Identification of market leaders
- Corporate Capital Histories
Research corporate histories all the way back to the 1800s, including stock splits, mergers, and take-overs Capital Changes Reporter Online. To access this database, please see the Research Center service desk.
- MDDI Global Reach
MDDI Global Reachallows for access toall businesses in the U.S., Canada, & Mexico regardless of size, plus international businesses with $500,000+ sales or 20+ employees. Company information includes line of business with both SIC and NAICS codes, size criteria (employees and annual sales), type of ownership, and principal executives.
- Morningstar Investment Research Center
Stock analysis, fund and industry reports, as well as investing tutorials, and sector, industry and index returns.
These newsletters are available in the Research Center at Central Library. Ask at the Research desk for the most recent issues.