WEB SITES FOR DISCERNING FINANCE
PART VII: INTERMEDIATE AND LONG-TERM FINANCING
Australian Stock Exchange (ASX).
Get basic information on Aussie-listed stocks and access investor
The Banker. Magazine
site has news and articles
covering retail and investment banking, capital markets, FX and
Treasury, global securities services, and technology.
The Bond Strategist. Previews and
reviews of credit markets and their related economies.
collection of credit risk modeling resources.
Euroland.com. Reports on nine
different European stock exchanges in eight different languages.
- Financial Pipeline. Dedicated
to financial education and understanding. Check out their Stocks
and Bonds sections.
FINRA -- Financial Industry Regulatory
Authority. The largest independent regulator for all securities
firms doing business in the United States. Their Investors section
offers articles, interactive tools, alerts and other resources to help
make you a better investor.
to Read a Prospectus". An informative explanation from the Office
of the Missouri Secretary of State.
- Investing-in-Bonds.Com. Bond basics
Investment Company Fact Book.
Latest review of trends and activities in the US investment company
industry (mutual funds, closed end funds, ETFs and UITs), courtesy of
the Investment Company Institute.
Tutorials and Lessons. Check out "Stock Basics" and "Bond and Debt
Basics" in particular.
- IPO Web Sites
Yahoo! IPOs. Yahoo! devotes one
page of its Finance site to IPO information.
- Islamic Banking/Finance Web Sites
Accountancy and Islam. Links to a series of lectures (PDF versions)
on accountancy (and finance) and Islam.
"A Basic Guide to Contemprary Islamic Banking and Finance".
by Professor Mahmoud El-Gamal, Rice University.
-- Wikipedia. Article from Wikipedia.
Information on Islamic banking, finance, and
Finance: An Ethical Alternative to Conventional Finance?". An ACCA Discussion Paper
-- quite good.
Islamic Finance: Overview and Policy
Concerns". Congressional Reasearch Service (CRS) Report for Congress prepared by Shayerah
Ilias, Analyst in International Trade and Finance, November 30, 2010.
on Islamic Investment, Banking, Finance, and Insurance.
Special Report: Islamic
Finance. In-depth, multi-part look at Islamic Finance.
- Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act Web Sites
Jumpstart Our Business
Startups Act - Wikipedia. JOBS Act background courtesy of
MoFo Jumpstarter - The JOBS
Act | Morrison Foerster. Covers the Act's key provisions in
detail through alerts, multimedia presentations and other
resource links. Also visit their blog at
provides current updates and commentary related to the Act.
- J.P. Morgan & Co., Inc.
Investment banking firm.
- Leasing Web Sites
- Equipment Leasing
and Finance Association
(ELFA) Online. Information on a wide variety of issues and topics
related to the equipment leasing and finance industry.
Equipment Leasing & Finance
the Foundation, provides its publications and resources free to
those studying and researching in the equipment lease financing
industry and to industry professionals.
Leaseurope. The European
Federation of Leasing Company Associations website contains a wide array
of information and statistics.
Leasing in Canada. Useful
source of information on equipment leasing in Canada for
lessees, vendors, brokers, lessors, and business students too.
London Stock Exchange.
Structure. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) created this
excellent website to promote better understanding of our equity markets
and equity market structure through the use of data and analytics.
- Merrill Lynch. Investment banking
- The Nasdaq Stock Market
"A Plain English
Handbook: How to Create Clear SEC Disclosure Documents". A really
informative aand entertaining booklet from the SEC. The Preface is even
written by Warren Buffett.
ProxyDemocracy.org. Tracks how
big shareholders -- e.g., Vanguard or CalPERS -- plan to vote (or have
voted) at annual shareholders' meetings. Also offers an "activism"
score, which measures how often a fund votes against management.
Proxy Monitor. Web portal
through which investors, reporters,
academics, and policymakers can access information on shareholder
involvement in corporate governance.
on preferred stocks and other exchange-traded income investments such
as REITS, Closed-end Funds, ETFs, and Royalty Trusts.
- SEC EDGAR Database. Corporate
SEC filings from the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval
- SEC Home Page. Especially nice is
Q&A: Small Business and the
SEC -- a "nuts and bolts" explanation of federal securities laws.
- Securities Offering Reform Web Sites (NOTE: On
June 29, 2005
the SEC adopted rules that modify and advance significantly the
registration, communications, and offering processes under the Securities
Act of 1933.)
Securities Offering Reform: June 29, 2005. SEC Chairman Donaldson's
announcement of the 6/29/05 reforms.
Securities Act Reform Arrives. A very nice (short) summary of the
key provisions of the SEC's Securities Offering Reform final rules
courtesy of Lantham & Watkins, LLP.
Offering Reform: Final Rule. An aid to preparing for practice
under the SEC's Securities Offering Reform rules. Book is
available for free download courtesy of Bowne & Co., Inc.
Reform -- Release No. 33-8591.The SEC's final rule -- 468 pages
on Proxy Matters. Provides shareholders with general information
about how to cast their vote and why voting should be an important
consideration for shareholders.
Visit this site's Overview (Tutorial) related to
Virtual Museum and Archive of
the Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society.
History of financial regulation from the 20th century to the
present. Built and administered by the SEC Historical Society, it is
exhibited independent of any oversight from the U.S. Securities and
- What We Do.
A detailed explanation (with links) of the work of the SEC.
Yahoo! Bonds Center.
information about bonds, a glossary, the latest bond news, and a message
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