Investments INLS 227 Spring 2005 Finance/Investment The area of business concerned with the ways in which individuals and institutions can use money to make money. This area would include things like stocks, bonds, annuities, and trusts. Types of Securities Stocks Bonds
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to repay the principal along
with interest on a specified
Treasury Bill – T-bill is a good example.
I can find them in:
S&P Stock Guide – Monthly
S&P Bond Guide - Monthly
Moody’s Bond Record - Monthly
Mutual Funds Update- Monthly
Investment Companies Yearbook
Offers Key Financials
Wall Street Journal
Standard & Poor’s Statistical Service – historical and monthly
Stock, Bond, Bills and Inflation Yearbook - yearly
The oldest and most widely used measures of the overall condition of the stock market, each of the four averages is price-weighted and includes a few dozen widely held stocks. There are four Dow Jones Averages: Industrial, Transportation, Utilities, and Composite (the other three together).
“I am a beginning investor and I need to find some places where I can get some really practical advice about getting started. Tell me some places where I can get hands on tips about some of the opportunities and pitfalls of investing on my own?”
Yahoo! Finance http://finance.yahoo.com
ABI/INFORM DatabaseFinance and investment industry journals are extensively covered in this index.
Factiva(formerly Dow Jones) This indexes online all of the Dow Jones business publications including the Wall Street Journal.
Wall Street Journal
“The world of finance/investment has all sorts of strange terms. Are their good dictionaries and handbooks that define the lingo that is used in this area of business?”