Business Sources - Places to Start
Business Source Complete: our best all-around business database, it has a bit of everything, including journal articles, company profiles, industry overviews, country reports, and more. Here are just a couple of examples:
"The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is the standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy."
IBISWorld: comprehensive industry reports and overviews, including:
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Other Business Resources:
- Mergent Online Current reports and historical data on US and international public companies. Profiles include a business summary, recent news, up to 15 years of financial data, institutional holdings, inside owners, subsidiaries, major competitors, and more.
- Hoovers… profiles of 18 million companies public and private worldwide.
- S&P NetAdvantage… info on stocks, bonds, mutual funds, industries.
Concepts Explained - On YouTube!
Watch these short (& entertaining) MarketPlace YouTube clips to review some basic terms and concepts:
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Untangling credit default swaps
Getting naked in short selling
Uncle Ben goes shopping
Beware the carry trade!
Margin calls and the financial markets decline
Fannie, Freddie and the Fed
Why investors are suing the banks
Why 'Fallout' for the financial crisis?
Shadow banking: still big, still dangerous
How credit cards become asset-backed bonds
Market makers, stub quotes and new SEC rules
How the banks make the big bucks
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Bonds, notes and bills
Wheres the toxic waste?
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