Brief profiles of banks and companies whose original identities have been lost through merger, acquisition, dissolution, bankruptcy, or name change since 1927. Each company listing indicates how the company became obsolete, the new name of the company (if any), and the date the action occurred. When possible, an indication is made if the stock still has some value.
Investopedia provides a lot of information on investing and allows users to look at it based on where they are in their investing life: as a beginner, experienced investor, active trader or preparing for retirement. There are tutorials, an investment game, a dictionary, research material and more.
Created by the Securities and Exchange Commission Office of Investor Education and Assistance, this page has links to SEC tips and publications that will help users to "invest wisely and avoid costly mistakes and fraud." It also has suggestions on doing research, interactive tools to look at mutual funds and publicly traded companies, information on filing complaints, and links to other investor education sites.
This source is great for finding publicly traded company information. It contains chart, competitors, financial statements, historical prices, insiders, news, ownership, profile, and SEC filings. Organized by Yahoo, this meta site also links to information on U.S. markets, world markets, data sources, finance references, investment editorials, financial news, and other helpful Web sites.
Barron's Finance & Investment Handbook
A comprehensive glossary of investment terms and a financial dictionary of more than 5,000 terms. Also provides a thorough overview of almost every type of investment (including bonds, annuities, life insurance, etc.) and an analysis of many current investment opportunities.
Designed for economists, this encyclopedia's articles read like those in economics journals. This is a continuously updated edition. It retains the descriptions of economic methods from earlier editions and adds more information on the findings of those methods. It also offers a new emphasis on advances in microeconomics, Bayesian theory, game theory and behavioral, international and experimental economics.
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