Assignment: Track a stock
Track a stock throughout the semester,
--Trace a brief history of the company
--Its' price related to the US economy, the global economy, interest rates, company sales and profits, political environment, and market fluctuations.
-Compare the stock to
--the stock indexes,
-- NASDAQ, and the
-- S&P 500.
Investment apps / sites reviewed
Yahoo! Finance Enter a ticker number to obtain stock prices, historical prices, summary, headlines, press releases, company events, Income statement, SEC filing and more. Tracks stocks. Also a good place to select a stock , on the “Stock to watch” link
Selecting a stock:
The Motley Fool - Good source to help you select and track a stock - Stock market investing advice, research, stock picks, news, guides
Tracking stocks (besides Yahoo!Finance) :
Daily Finance - from AOL: Stock quotes, charts, profiles, financial filings, competitor comparisons, news.
Google Finance - Stock market quotes, compares to domestic trends, competitors and major indices
Investopedia - Dictionary of investment terms, Stock analysis. Articles including Stock Basics Tutorial
Investor's Business Daily - How to invest (How to read stock charts), market trends, (the big picture), stock lists (stocks on the move)
Glossary of terms from investor.gov
Understanding the economic environment and markets
Bloomberg Business - News, markets, insights
Best of the Web - Business - Links to Business columns on news web sites (Forbes, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Business Week..)
MarketWatch - Stock market quotes, business news, financial news. Separate links for the Economy and Markets
Wall Street Journal - Business, Financial and Economic News, World News. Limited free content.
EDGAR - Public Company Filings with the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) for company sales and profits.
Investor.gov - SEC site on investor relations. Includes a glossary, Introduction to the markets, how the markets work
Annual reports.com -Company annual reports for background information on the company
More Library databases
See the complete
Use Business databases for
Hint: Search by the company name, combine with key terms, limit by date
"General Electric" and stockIncludes these magazines:
Money - Personal finance magazine
Forbes- Busienss and management insight into large corproations
Fortune -Business trends for top busienss executives
Investor's Business Daily -Daily stock market, business news and analysis
--NYTimes.com Academic - Register using your pccc email for full access. See their Business page for Economic news.