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Business Information Module 2: Seeking for business information – Web-based information resources Part C : Financial information International Summer School on Information Literacy, funded by CEI, 10-14 September 2007, Fermo, Italy. Sabina Cisek, PhD Associate Professor

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Business InformationModule 2: Seeking for business information – Web-based information resourcesPart C: Financial informationInternational Summer School on Information Literacy, funded by CEI, 10-14 September 2007, Fermo, Italy

Sabina Cisek, PhD

Associate Professor

Institute of Information and Library Science

Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland

[email protected], [email protected]


Financial information
Financial information

  • Financial information ≠ company finance

  • Financial information = investment information

  • Financial info: stock exchanges, quotes, charts; financial instruments – securities, bonds, shares, etc.; investment funds; bank products, credits; currencies, money, rates of exchange; insurance, retirement

  • To understand financial information one needs to know specialized, technical terminology – importance of glossaries!


Financial information in general purpose search engines
Financial information in general-purpose search engines

  • Google Finance: http://finance.google.com/finance

  • MSN money: http://moneycentral.msn.com/home.asp

  • Yahoo! Finance: http://finance.yahoo.com/


Securities stock exchanges quotes
Securities, stock exchanges,quotes

  • NYSE, New York Stock Exchange http://www.nyse.com/home.html

  • Quote.com http://new.quote.com/

  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission – Investor Information http://www.sec.gov/investor.shtml

  • World Federation of Exchanges http://www.world-exchanges.org/WFE/home.Asp


Currencies currency converters
Currencies, currency converters

  • OANDA, The Currency Site http://www.oanda.com

  • FXConverter – multilingual currency converter for over 164 currencies and 3 metals http://www.oanda.com/convert/classic

  • Universal Currency Converter http://www.xe.com/ucc/


Dictionaries glossaries and investor education
Dictionaries, glossaries and investor education

  • Investopedia http://www.investopedia.com/

  • NYSE – Glossary http://www.nyse.com/glossary/Glossary.html

  • NYSE – Investor Education: http://www.nyse.com/about/education/1022630233386.html


Assignment understanding basic financial information jargon work individually or in pairs
Assignment – understanding basic financial information jargon. Work individually or in pairs.

  • Find and read definitions of:

    • bond

    • FOREX

    • mutual fund

    • quote

    • stock

    • ticker symbol

  • Are you able to find definitions of financial terms in your language? How would you do this? What would be your search strategy?


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