"The great danger to the consumer is the monopoly -- whether private or governmental. His most effective protection is free competition at home and free trade throughout the world. The consumer is protected from being exploited by one seller by the existence of another seller from whom he can buy and who is eager to sell to him. Alternative sources of supply protect the consumer far more effectively than all the Ralph Naders of the world."
How to Take Notes in Class
Bloomberg Online provides equity data, yield curves, and other detailed market data.
The CBOE Home Page offers detailed option information as well as option prices, volume, etc.
The CBOE Option Calculator with the Greeks
Chicago Mercantile Exchange provides excellent futures price info.
CME Future's Online Reference Guide
Council of Institutional Investors—Great for ethics and agency paper issue
EDGAR is the SEC reporting database.
GMI Ratings - Corporate governance and shareholder value information. Great for ethics and agency paper issue
Hoover's Online provides company overviews.
IPO Experts - Latest news about upcoming IPOs.
Institutional Shareholder Services—Great for ethics and agency paper issue
ISS Link 2 —Great for ethics and agency paper issue (RECENT ARTICLES)
Microsoft Investor Provides stock prices, historical data and other market information.
Money Chimp - Great Finance Education material
Morningstar rates most mutual funds
Motley Fool - Finance news and education
Option Calculator at Columbia University
The Statistical Abstract of The United States is published by the Census Bureau and contains detailed statistics on almost any topic you desire.
Stock Smart provides excellent stock data and allows creation of online portfolios.
Value Pro. Tools for calculating various values in finance.
Wall Street Journal online--GREAT RESEARCH!
WSJ—Executive Pay & Scandals—Great for Ethics and Agency issues
Wall Street Research Network provides original data plus links to other research sites.
World Bank Online research center.
Yahoo Finance provides stock screening and historical stock prices. The info can be downloaded or copy/pasted into a spreadsheet.
Zacks is the primary source for earnings estimates