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Plunkett's on-line trading, finance & investment web sites almanac
Plunkett, Jack W.
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Publication Information:
Houston : Plunkett Research, [2000]

Physical Description:
vii, 547 pages, A-1-A-3 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm + 1 computer disk (3 1/2 in.)
General Note:
"This new book will save countless hours of research for people in the fields of investments, finance, accounting, economics, banking and financial services"--Cover.

"Exacting descriptions of Internet sites that contain information regarding: investments, trading, stocks, bonds, commodities, financial services, banking, financial planning, mortagages, insurance, investment banking"--Cover.

The disk contains a special version of the database that was used to create the printed book. Instructions files are in a Microsoft Word for Windows file (readme.doc) and in an ASCII text file (readme.txt); Database files are in Microsoft Excel 5.0 to 7.0 files (disk.xls) and in an ASCII text file (disk.txt).

Includes indexes.
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HF54.56 .P58 2000 Book and Software Set Non-Fiction Area-Reference Desk

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A book/disk directory profiling Web sites for investors and financial professionals looking for data on finance, investments, economic and industry research, and trading. Entries on Web sites contain contact information. ratings on general usefulness and for different types of investors and professionals, and summaries of data contained in the Web site. Comments give special recommendations, advice for use in personal finance, information on access and fees, and recommendations for use by specialty occupations including real estate, banking, and economics professionals. The accompanying disk contains a special version of the database that was used to create the printed book. Plunkett is affiliated with Plunkett Research, Ltd.

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Choice Review

The information in Plunkett's book is derived from a set of one-page standardized profiles of their 211 recommended Web sites. Each profile includes name, address, comments, and sections called "Recommended for these Uses" and "Useful for." Plunkett has created numerous lists (e.g., sites listed by "recommended use," which provide quotes for personal finance) or indexes of site names (e.g., alphabetical and by site operator) that precede or follow the profiles. Some profiles include a representative Web site page. The table of contents provides the finding list. A diskette version is included. The publisher acknowledges that sites may have changed since publication. Libraries and readers might consider the following: Do readers follow industry recommendations to acquire knowledge of principles of investing? Are readers obtaining current financial news from magazines and newspapers that list recommended Web sites, most of which are also listed in Plunkett? Are readers more likely to search the Internet than a book or diskette to locate recommended Web sites? Answers will give libraries guidance as to whether to acquire Plunkett. J. A. Aufdenkamp; Northern Illinois University

Table of Contents

Editors' Favorite Sitesp. i
A Short Financial Services Glossaryp. ii
Introductionp. 1
How to use this bookp. 3
Chapter 1 On-line Trading and Finance Trendsp. 5
Major Insurance-Selling Sites on the Internetp. 12
Major On-Line Stock Brokerage Sitesp. 12
Chapter 2 Important Industry Contactsp. 13
Chapter 3 Terms and Definitions: Things You Should Know About Mortgages, Economic Indicators, Mutual Funds and Retirement Plansp. 50
Chapter 4 The On-Line Trading, Finance and Investment 20 Sites Who they are and how they were chosep. 64
Alphabetical Site Indexp. 65
Site Operator Name Indexp. 68
Sites by Type Codes Indexp. 73
Geographic Location of Site Headquarters Indexp. 78
Individual data profiles on each of The On-Line Trading, Finance and Investment 200 Sitesp. 83
Index by Suggested Usep. 535
Index of Sites by Recommended Usep. 535
Banking Professionalsp. 535
Bond Investorsp. 535
Currency Exchangep. 536
Day Tradersp. 536
Finance Professionalsp. 536
Financial Plannersp. 537
Foreign Tradep. 537
Futures/Options Investorsp. 538
Global Stock Investorsp. 538
Individual Investorsp. 539
Mutual Fund Investorsp. 540
Professional Investorsp. 541
Index of Quotes Containedp. 542
Bond Quotes - U.S.p. 542
Options/Futures Quotes - U.S.p. 542
Global Stock Quotesp. 542
Mutual Funds Quotesp. 542
Stock Quotes - U.S.p. 543
Index Especially for Personal Financep. 545
Home Ownership/Mortgagesp. 545
Personal Financial Planningp. 545
Personal Insurancep. 546
Personal Loansp. 546
Index of Other Professional Specialtiesp. 547
Economics, Statistics/Analysisp. 547
Real Estate - Professional/Investmentp. 547
Appendix A Instructions and End-User License Agreement for Plunkett's Diskettep. 1
Diskette Version Instructionsp. 1
End-User License Agreementp. 3