Business and Financial Information on the Internet

News Resources | Research Tools | International Business
Investment Resources | Mutual Funds | Regulatory Agencies


Business & Financial News Resources

CBS MarketWatch
This site includes information on stocks, mutual funds, the global market, and business/financial news and commentaries. You'll also find quick stock quotes and access to investment tools and data.

CNN Financial Network (CNNfn)
This site has lots of good business and financial news and is updated frequently.

Financial Times
An electronic version of the United Kingdom's Financial Times. This is a good place to keep up with Asian and European business news. Access is free, but you must subscribe to use the service.

USA Today: Money
An easily accessible version of the familiar daily paper. Provides current financial news stories and good graphics.

Yahoo! Finance
This offering from Yahoo provides numerous business and financial links: U.S. and world market information, financial news, currency calculators, business research tools and more.


Business Research Tools

Bplans.com
This site offers thousands of free examples of business plans, marketing plans, and web plans for your business . The site also includes a plan wizard to help you get started, and the plans are also searchable by business type.

CPA Directory.com
This site allows you to search for a CPA by name, state, city, firm, or specialized service. There is also information on finance, taxes, small business, and stocks.

EDGAR
A government site with information concerning publicly traded securities. Documents are available on the SEC site 24 hours after they are filed with the Commission. You can look up a company's ticker symbol, retrieve or download a list of filings from any day in the past month, and more.

PRARS Annual Report Service
A service that allows you to request free copies of publicly-traded companies' annual reports. Your requests are sent to the companies, who then send you a free copy of their annual report.

Researching Companies Online: A Tutorial
This clearly written online tutorial takes you step-by-step through the process of researching a company online. Learn how to find basic information about companies, how to learn about an industry, how to research nonprofit organizations, and more.


International Business Resources

World Class
Offers links to hundreds of the world's best business sites. The sites are organized by category; see the "Money" section for investment information. Especially good for international stock exchange information.


Investment Resources

Business Week Online's Investing
You'll find information on stocks, treasury bonds, currency and commodities here.

Chicago Mercantile Exchange
This international futures marketplace includes educational resources for new investors, price tracking, and the latest news affecting futures.

Gomez Advisors
Compares and rates personal finance resources on the Web (including online investment brokers and online banking), as well as online shopping, auction, and travel sites.

Investing In Bonds
This is the official site of the Bond Market Association, and provides information on investing in municipal bonds, corporate bonds, and U.S. securities. You can search a daily report of traded municipal bonds, sorting by state, volume traded, maturity, CUSIP, and more.

Kiplinger Online
This site's investment strengths include a free personalized portfolio tracker and a section on money and markets that includes a market snapshot (including most active stocks) and 20-minute delayed market quotes. You can look up more than one quote at a time, which is a nice option.

The Motley Fool
This is a great place to get started in the world of online investing. It includes a Fool's School with tips for new investors; news and information affecting the financial world; information on how to manage your money, a company lookup and delayed quote service, and more.

StockPoint: Personalized Online Investment Tools
Stock quotes, mutual fund quotes, news, commentary and investment tools can all be found here.


Mutual Funds

Brill's Mutual Funds Interactive
Sections such as News, Expert's Corner, FundLink (a mutual fund company web site locator) and Funds 101 make this site a valuable resource for people interested in mutual funds.

Morningstar.com
You can find lots of information on mutual funds and stocks here. You can get quick summaries of a stock or mutual fund's performance by looking up its symbol, or set up a portfolio tracker to monitor the performance of your mutual funds and stocks.

Mutual Fund Investor's Center
This site provides educational and financial/retirement planning resources; news on mutual fund performances, profiles and links to mutual funds, and a bookstore where you can find free literature from mutual fund companies.


Regulatory Agencies

If you wish to file a complaint about an Arkansas company, contact:
Securities Department, Heritage West Building, 201 East Markham, 3rd Floor, Little Rock, AR 72201. Phone: (501)324-9260

Better Business Bureau online
Alerts and news, dispute resolution, information about how to file complaints online, consumer advice and information, lists of BBB publications, and scam alerts and advisories are just some of what is offered at this informational site.

National Association of Securities Dealers
This helpful site contains lots of good information. Among other things, you can find out information about your broker, register a complaint, read about recent disciplinary actions against companies, read about helpful tips for investors, and check out links to other regulatory agencies.

National Fraud Information Center
Includes information on Internet fraud, telephone fraud, tips on protecting your personal financial information, and more.

Securities and Exchange Commission
Investor assistance and complaints, SEC investor publications, access to the EDGAR database of corporate information, SEC statements and rules, and links to other helpful sites are among the helpful things you can find here.


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This Page Last updated: 13 May 2005

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