Monthly Archives: November 2008

How to find the Book Value of a Stock

To find the (tangible) book value of a publicly traded stock use S&P NetAdvantage online.  Click on the Companies tab at the top of the page and then type in the company’s ticker symbol or its name in the Search by  … Continue reading

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Creative Commons

Would you like to find illustrations, videos, photographs and music to use for assignments, Web pages and presentations without the worry of copyright infringement?   Creative Commons is an organization on the Web that is creating licenses that allow content creators … Continue reading

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Where can I find time series data for various stock indices?

Look in the Factiva or the Global Insight database.  For Factiva: At the top of the screen click “Companies/Markets”. Under Select Instrument: click Common Market Indexes. Under Common Market Indexes select your desired Index and edit Historical Quote preferences. Then … Continue reading

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Holiday-Related Facts & Figures from the U.S. Census Bureau

Here’s a site from the U.S. Census Bureau with reliable holiday retail sales data.   Department store and retail e-commerce sales, manufacturing related statistics, and the annual surveys of manufacturers are all included. See the entire Census Bureau release and links here….  http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/012876.html

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How Do I Find Rates for Commercial Paper?

To find rates for commerical paper see the Federal Reserve Release site here … http://www.federalreserve.gov/releases/cp/ It includes time series charts of commercial paper yield curves, discount rate spreads/histories, and amounts outstanding.

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