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The Internet investor : a practical and time-saving guide to financial information on the Internet
Maude, J. Timothy, 1950-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Indianapolis, IN : Park Avenue Productions, [1999]

Physical Description:
422 pages ; 28 cm
General Note:
"1999-2000 edition"--cover.
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HG4515.95 .I58 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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Easy-to-use listings of more than 5,000 investment resources.

Author Notes

J. Timothy Maude, developer of The Canadian Financial Network, (, is a former stockbroker and trader. Presently he is employed by a major full-service investment firm.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Latest edition of a book by the developer of The Canadian Financial Network lists more than 6,000 Web sites, most with annotations.

Choice Review

Maude's book is a convenient guide to the most useful financial and investment sites on the Internet. Readers can keep current with site address changes and updates by accessing its free companion Web site, Canadian Financial Network . Both the book and the excellent Web site focus on sites important to Canadian investors, but they also have much coverage of international and US investment-related sites. The book describes 4,000 financial sites in 19 subject categories, with cross-references to secondary categories. Within each category, site descriptions include URLs, brief summaries ranging in length from one to several sentences, and the kinds of information one may expect to find when accessing the site. The length and content of the entry descriptions vary. Categories with substantial listings include Brokers, Investment Research, Real Estate/Insurance, Software/Utilities, Government Resources, Financial Planning, Stocks, and Mutual Funds. The author, developer of CFN, is a former stockbroker and trader. Appendixes list additional sites with URLs. Recommended for all libraries. L. Kong; California State University, San Bernardino

Table of Contents

Introductionp. ix
How the Directory Is Organizedp. ix
Part 1 The World's Largest Financial Library
1. Why Bother with the Internet?p. 3
Who Needs a Telephone?p. 3
Present Uses of the Internetp. 4
The Research Toolp. 4
The Communications Networkp. 5
The Entertainment Centerp. 7
Possible Future Usesp. 7
The Enabled Networkp. 8
Enhanced Communicationsp. 9
The New Entertainerp. 9
The New Educatorp. 10
The Cheaper Alternativep. 10
2. The World Financial Libraryp. 12
Our Future Is Dynamicp. 12
The Library Is Global -- Like Your Investingp. 13
No Dewey Decimal Systemp. 13
The Best Things in Life Are Freep. 14
3. The Peer's Networkp. 16
Financial Resources of Usenetp. 16
Discussion and Its Formsp. 17
Online and Offp. 17
Real Time and Delayedp. 18
Real and Perceived Opportunities in Newsgroupsp. 18
4. Value-Added Analysisp. 19
The Buck Stops Here: Selling Information Onlinep. 19
Timelinessp. 19
Track Recordsp. 20
Who Is Your Portfolio Manager?p. 20
Managing Your Own Portfoliop. 21
A Stockbroker Makes a Good Alternativep. 21
What about a Professional Money Manager?p. 22
Caveat Emptorp. 22
5. Keeping Trackp. 23
Data Vendorsp. 23
Online Giantsp. 23
Bigger Than the Giantsp. 23
The Mouse That Roared -- "It's Free!"p. 24
Online and Offline Trading -- The Realitiesp. 24
Software Makes It Easyp. 25
6. Your Financial Educationp. 26
You and Your FAQsp. 26
Beyond the Basicsp. 26
Distance Educationp. 27
7. Crumbling Walls and Opening Doorsp. 28
Geographically Biased Securities Legislationp. 29
Selling Straw Hats to the Inuit and Oil to the Texansp. 29
The Internet-enabled Brokerp. 30
Service for Clientsp. 31
Time for the Advisor to Start Thinkingp. 31
Prospects Galore!p. 32
8. Time Tipsp. 33
The Information Junglep. 33
Call My Agent: Letting Robots Reduce Your Workloadp. 34
Finding an Agentp. 34
Condensing Informationp. 34
Bookmarksp. 35
Hobby Investingp. 35
Virtual Reality Investing, or Information Overload Can Be Funp. 36
9. Shareholder Rights in the Wired Societyp. 37
Protection from Whom?p. 37
The Regulatory Environmentp. 37
Internet Security Threatsp. 38
The New Highwaymanp. 38
Scams in Generalp. 39
Investment Scams in Particularp. 40
Know Your Client -- or Elsep. 41
The Growth Trend of Litigationp. 42
The Virtual Lawyerp. 43
The Force Is Strong in Himp. 43
10. Investing in Internet Companiesp. 45
Use the Productp. 45
Categories of Internet Companiesp. 46
Free Internet Software?p. 46
Commercial Softwarep. 46
Commercial Servicesp. 47
Communicationsp. 48
Conferencesp. 48
Directory Servicesp. 49
Educationp. 49
Entertainmentp. 49
Information Servicesp. 50
Intranets and Extranetsp. 50
Magazines and Newslettersp. 51
The Pace of Change on the Netp. 51
11. The Undiscovered Countryp. 53
A Chance for Better Understandingp. 53
Misinformation and the Myth of Free Speechp. 53
Engaging in Dialogp. 54
Official Channelsp. 54
Unofficial Channelsp. 54
An Assault on Freedomp. 55
The Importance of Privacyp. 56
Disappearing Democracyp. 57
It's a Small World after Allp. 57
Part 2 A Directory of Financial Resources
Accountants and Taxesp. 61
Advisorsp. 77
Banksp. 92
Bonds and Economic Datap. 114
Brokersp. 118
Commentary, Analysis, and Newslettersp. 142
Data Vendorsp. 157
Distance Educationp. 163
Financial Newsp. 165
Financial Planning and Educationp. 177
Futures and Optionsp. 199
Government Resources, Investment Clubs, and Organizationsp. 212
Investment Researchp. 231
Mutual Fundsp. 257
Real Estate and Insurancep. 273
Software and Utilitiesp. 312
Special Situationsp. 353
Stocksp. 365
Venture Capital and Limited Partnershipsp. 383
Appendix 1 Last-Minute Entries -- Categorizedp. 390
Appendix 2 Last-Minute Spider Visit Onlyp. 397
Indexp. 404