Financial Resources and Data on the Web

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A. General Financial Information and News

B. Careers in Finance

C. Firm Information

D. Financial and Economic Data

E. Journal, Article, Newspaper, etc. Databases

F. Stock Markets and Other Financial Exchanges

G. Indices

H. Government Agencies

I. Industry Classifications

J. Personal Finance

K Online Resources for Developing Business Plans

L. Investing Styles

M. Websites of Specific Academics and Practitioners

Z. Other


A. General Financial Information and News (Top)


CNN Money

Google Finance



Motley Fool

MSN Money

Yahoo Finance

zzz  B. Careers in Finance (Top)

Careers in Corporate Finance

Career Overview: Corporate Finance

Corporate Finance Career Information

Also, for any career you can check the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook


C. Firm Information (Top)

Business Insights–Essentials (WSU Login Required): Detailed company and industry profiles including SWOT reports, market share reports, and financial reports

Business Searching Interface (WSU Login Required): Company profiles, industry reports, market research reports, and country reports (from Business Source Premier)

Mergent Online (WSU Login Required): Industry surveys, data on private and public U.S companies and international businesses, consumer data, industry news, facts and figures, executive contact information,

      Some YouTube Videos for Mergent Online:

Introduction to Mergent Online

Find essential company information quickly in Mergent Online

Finding Company Profiles and Filings with Mergent

Finding Company Financial Statements in Mergent Online

Financial Statements - Income Statement - Annual

Financial Statements - Balance Sheet - Annual

Financial Statements - Cash Flow - Annual

Mergent Online: Searching for Companies by Industry Code (NAICS)

Mergent Online: Finding Companies with Unique Attributes and Accessing Industry Reports

Finding Company Ratios in Mergent Online in 1 minute

Mergent Online: Comparing Companies Using the Company Analysis Function

How to find industry ratios and averages using Mergent Online

How to Find Industry Reports in Mergent Online

Many more videos can be found on YouTube by searching “Mergent Online”.

Mergent Intellect (WSU Login Required): Industry surveys, data on private and public U.S companyies and international businesses, consumer data, industry news, facts and figures, executive contact information,

Mergent Archives (WSU Login Required) Online database of indexed collection of corporate and industry related documents. The database contains hundreds of thousands of reports covering over 100 countries and industries. It is also known as Mergent Digitized Corporate Manual Collection.

FINRA Company Information

Hoover's: Information on over 9,600 companies. NOTE: Some data behind paywall.


D. Financial and Economic Data (Top)  

General Financial and Economic Data

Bloomberg–Markets: Stocks, currencies, commodities, rates + bonds, economics NOTE: Some data behind paywall.

Bureau of Labor Statistics–Databases, Tables & Calculators by Subject: A broad range of labor data

Conference Board, The–Data: Business cycles, consumer measures, corporate intelligence, labor markets, productivity & innovation NOTE: Some data behind paywall.

Data and Charts Center (Department of the Treasury): Interest rates, corporate bond yield curve, etc. U.S. Government’s open data website include data on business and finance

Data.World: Various data sets in finance and economics

Department of Labor Data: Data on labor trends, price indices and other things that may drive other financial data

Department of the Treasury Resource Center: Economic policy, financial markets and institutions, financial institutions, and fiscal service, consumer policy, financial sanctions, terrorism and illicit finance

EDGAR: Financial statement filings with the SEC

FINRA Market Data: Company information, equities and options, bonds, mutual funds, financials, key ratios, valuation, shareholders, insiders, filings, performance, corporate actions, industry peers

FRED: Economic data from the Federal Reserve. Money, banking, & finance, population, employment, & labor markets, national accounts, production & business activity, prices, international data, U.S. regional data, academic data

FreeLunch: Free economic, demographic & financial data

Google Finance: Various financial data Various financial data with good coverage of indices

Knoema: Large amounts of good time series and current data both country and international. NOTE: Some data behind paywall. A very nice source of often difficult to find data, e.g., composition of indices. NOTE: Some data behind paywall.

Measuring Worth: Various financial and economic data sets

Morningstar Investment Research Center: Data on stocks, mutual funds, ETFs, and markets

Morningstar: Mutual fund information and quotes

OECD: Data, Statistics

Quandl: Large amounts of good time series and current data. NOTE: Some data behind paywall.

ThinkNum: Pulls in financial data from some 200 sites NOTE: Free registration required, some data behind paywall.

Wall Street Journal Market Data: Various financial data NOTE: Some data behind paywall.

Yahoo Finance: Various financial data NOTE: Some data behind paywall.

Zack’s: Various financial data NOTE: Some data behind paywall.



Stock Screener (Google Finance)


Debt and Interest Rates

Daily Treasury Yield Curve Rates (Department of the Treasury)

FINRA Bond Center: Bond data and current quotes



FINRA Equities & Options: Current option quotes



Currency Acronyms and Abbreviations

Forex Quotes: ‘Live’ currency data from

Global Financial Data: International financial data with some very long time series. NOTE: Some data behind paywall.

Historical Exchange Rates between the United States Dollar and Forty-One Currencies

IMF Data: International data from the International Monetary Fund

INFORUM: Various G7 databases

OECD Statistics: Country data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, including data on agriculture, demographic and economic, crime, education, energy and environment, health

London Stock Exchange: Statistics

United Nations Data: Official statistics produced by countries and compiled by the United Nations

World Bank Open Data: International data from the World Bank



ICPSR, the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research: Vast archive of social science data for research and instruction

National Bureau of Economic Research Macrohistory Database: Historical data on production, construction, employment, money, prices, asset market transactions, foreign trade and government activity


E. Journal, Article, Newspaper, etc. Databases (Top)

OneSearch (WSU Login Required): General search of Krueger Library for books, articles, movies, etc.

Academic Search Premier (WSU Login Required) Broad database with both academic and general articles. Many full text, though some citation only.

American Economic Association Journals (WSU Login Required): Articles in American Economic Association journals. NOTE: No full text articles.

Business Source Premier  (WSU Login Required): Broad database of business and economics journals. Some scholarly, some popular. Some full text, some citations

JSTOR (WSU Login Required): Access to thousands of academic journals, books, and primary sources covering the social sciences, humanities, and arts. Some journal issues extend back to the 19th Century. Full Text.

LexisNexis (WSU Login Required): Over 45,000 news, business, legal, medical, and reference publications. Newspapers, court opinions, business trade journals, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news, and non-English language sources. Full text.

ProQuest Newspapers (WSU Login Required): Full text of 300+ U.S. and international newspapers


F. Stock Markets and Other Financial Exchanges (Top)

Chicago Board Options Exchange


ICE Futures Exchanges, OTC Markets and Clearing Houses (Formerly New York Board of Trade)

London Stock Exchange


New York Stock Exchange

G. Indices (Top)

Morgan Stanley




H. Government Agencies (Top)

BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Department of the Treasury

Federal Reserve System

SEC (U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission)

FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority): Investor protection and market integrity agency authorized by Congress 

I. Industry Classifications (Top)

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)

SIC Code (Standard Industrial Classification) Search 

J. Personal Finance (Top) Interest rates of all types (mainly personal, not corporate)

CNN Money–Personal Finance


Occupational Outlook Handbook (BLS):  Career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.

K. Online Resources for Developing Business Plans (Top)


An Introduction to Business Plans (

Business Plans: A Step-by-Step Guide (

Write Your Business Plan (Small Business Administration) (How to access through the WSU license)

Creating a Business Plan

Entrepreneurship Fundamentals

Business Fundamentals


Online Courses

Developing Innovative Ideas for New Companies: The First Step in Entrepreneurship (Coursera)

Essentials of Entrepreneurship: Thinking & Action (Coursera)

How to Build a Startup (Udacity)

L. Investing Styles  (Top)

Graham and Doddsville: The Value Investing Capital of the World

M. Websites of Specific Academics and Practitioners  (Top)

Damodaran Online: Excellent resources on corporate finance, especially valuation

French, Data Library: Data for the Fama/French Factor Model

Wachowicz's Web World:  Web Sites for Discerning Finance Students: Vast number of links emphasizing the teaching of corporate finance

N. Math and Stat  (Top)

Seeing Theory: A Visual Introduction to Probability and Statistics

Z. Other (Top)

Hypertextual Finance Glossary (Campbell R. Harvey, Duke)

RFE: Resources for Economists on the Internet (American Economics Association)