What would a finance links page at St. Bonaventure University be without FinanceProfessor.com? Built and maintained by our own Dr. Mahar, this web site is an excellent resource for students, teachers, and average business people. It contains links to papers, economic data, class notes, etc.
A truly excellent financial resource tool is Yahoo! Finance. It provides quotes, historical price data (which are very difficult to find for free on the web), news, research, and investment advice. What more can one ask for?
DailyStocks.com is an excellent resource for research specific companies. Provide a ticker symbol, and it generates a page of hundreds of links to company-specific stock resources around the web.
Zacks Investment Research contains analysts earnings estimates, financial statements, insider ownership and transactions data, brokerage report data to members of the St. Bonaventure University community.
Those seeking the latest, up-to-date financial data will find Edgar SEC Filings very useful. This site includes free software that allows you to download data directly into an Excel spreadsheet without even leaving your Excel program. Also visit Edgar Online.
Equity Analytics is an excellent site containing large amounts of detailed information on stocks, bonds, options, IPO's, Glossary, and more. In addition, it is loaded with free software, many of which are Excel add-ons.
For those needing a quick reference check, the Financial Encyclopedia is a handy tool.
Bloomberg provides a broad array of financial information, including international market data, foreign exchange data, and more. In fact, founder and owner Michael Bloomberg gave the St. Bonaventure University 2000 Commencement Address.
For monetary economic data, what better resource than the Federal Reserve. This site provides daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual data in money supply, interest rates, and exchange rates.
A number of sites have data for economists, including sites sponsored by EconData and University of Southern Mississippi.
Economagic has a plethora of economic time series data that can be useful for econometric analysis, including data from the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Internal Revenue Service, and the Department of Commerce.
Why re-invent the wheel? B&E Data links contains hundreds of links categorized by finance, macroeconomic, and labor. It also contains a search tool.
The Financial Forecast Center also has a useful supply of equity index, monetary, interest rate, exchange rate, balance of payment data.
PROFESSIONAL AND INDUSTRY RESOURCES
Association of Investment Management and Research (AIMR) sponsors the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam, a widely respected designation for investment professionals.
Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT)
Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME)
Chicago Board Option Exchange (CBOE)
Ford Investor Services