Provides extensive coverage of US corporate bonds, US municipal bonds, US Treasury and Federal Agency securities, bond funds, and more.
Investing in Bonds
Geared toward many types of investors, this site is a unique source of bond price information and includes a wide variety of market data, news, commentary and bond information.
Savings Bond Calculator
From TreasuryDirect, this calculator will price Series EE, E, I bonds, and Savings Notes. Features include current interest rate, next accrual date, final maturity date, and year-to-date interest earned.
Offers product information and research across the entire line of Treasury Securities. Also, allows you to buy and redeem securities directly from the US Department of the Treasury in paperless electronic form.
Commodity Futures Trading Commission
The CFTC is an independent agency with the mandate to regulate commodity futures and option markets in the United States. The site has links to all domestic exchanges, market analysis, market surveillance, and market research.
This site from the Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, provides time-series and cross sectional data relating to food and agriculture for some 200 countries.
International Commodity Prices
Maintained by the Commodities and Trade Division of FAO, this database provides weekly price quotations along with monthly and annual averages for agricultural commodities from 1987 to present.
New York Mercantile Exchange
Provides current and historical market data on futures and options for Exchange traded contracts including energy, metals and "softs" such as coffee, sugar and cocoa.
Platts, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, is a leading global provider of energy and metals information. Platts serves the oil, natural gas, electricity, nuclear power, coal, petrochemical and metals markets.
TFC Commodity Charts
A free source for futures and commodity prices, quotes, charts, news, and other market information.
Annual Credit Report
The official site that helps consumers obtain their free credit report. Consumers may request free reports once every 12 months from each of the nationwide consumer credit reporting companies: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion.
A service of CNN, Fortune and Money magazines, which provides business and financial news delievered throughout the day along with investing, financial, technology and company information and industry trends.
InvestorLinks.com offers a comprehensive financial directory on the internet, with links and descriptions to over 12,000 financial websites, free portfolio tracker, emailed news alerts, message boards, stock quotes and indices.
Part of the Wall Street Journal Digital Network, MarketWatch is a leading provider of business news, financial information and analytical tools.
This site strives to educate, amuse and enrich individual investors through its multimedia financial education company.
Information and news on stocks, bonds, mutual funds, money markets, and the ability to create your own online portfolio tracker.
Free current and historical stock quotes, up to date news, portfolio management tools, excellent charts, financial statements, and industry research reports.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's Office of Investor Education and Assistance offers tips, publications, and tools to help the investor avoid costly mistakes and fraud.
Brought to you by the Alliance of Investor Education, this site provides education resources from 21 leading non-profit, governmental, and self-regulatory associations and agencies.
Path to Investing
An acclaimed educational web site for the beginner as well as the more knowledgable investor, administered by the Foundation for Investor Education-a non-profit dedicated to advocating investor education in the U.S.
Another resource from the Alliance of Investor Education, this site includes advice on how anyone, especially young adults, can save and invest wisely for the future. Simple, step-by-step explanations are used.
A trusted source providing reports on thousands of stocks and mutual funds. For in-depth reports and features, use the library's version of Morningstar at www.youranswerplace.org/lanmenu/business.html.
Mutual Fund Fact Book
www.icifactbook.org A collaborative effort across the research, legal, editorial, and design groups within Investment Company Institute (ICI), this annual exercise collectively gathers an understanding of the the markets and fund investors.
Mutual Fund Investor's Center
From the not-for-profit trade association of the no-load mutual fund industry, Mutual Fund Education Alliance, this site serves as a clearninghouse for fund information, providing direct links to educational topics, worksheets, calculators and commentary.
ADRs (Depositary Receipts)
Bank of New York Mellon is the world's largest depositary for American and global depositary receipts.
A service of MarketWatch, provides access to professional-level research tools such as interactive charts, quotes, industry analysis and intraday stock screeners, as well as market news and commentary.
A well-reviewed web guide from Rutgers University which lists stock and commodity exchanges worldwide.
Create a variety of customized, free stock charts and get market analysis.