Financial Site of the Day (Oct97)
Randy asked in the "Why Bonds?" thread about the requirements to become a DIYFP.
Thanks Bylo - great answer. I'm getting there.
Here's another megasite where, speaking from first-hand experience, you can lose yourself for hours:
Investor Home "provides relevant information, sound objective advice, and rapid efficient navigation to the best and most useful investor oriented sites on the World Wide Web."
You may want to add these bookmarks before you run out of space:
$% DiSk ErRoR *!*
1) the New Contarian Investment Strategy ( David Dreman )
2) The Motley Fool Investment Guide
Ooops...since the topics of remuneration and disclosure are so hot around here I should have added this disclaimer:
Warning: Bylo may own shares in some of the companies mentioned. Reading fine print may be harmful to your eyesight. Following Bylo's links may be linked to insomnia.
Thank$ a lot for the list of references and the bookmarks. I think they will be very useful for those who want to learn about the "fundamentals" and also keep an eye on the current developments in the market.
Bylo,you seem to have a fixation with drives and drivers---a love interest,work interest, or both?
Actually Rick, having just spent the last couple of hours with a colleague trying to get the Windows 95 Hardware Installation Wizard to stop "helping" us install a modem driver (eee-yuuuk!!!), I'd characterise it more as a "hate fixation" with drivers.
What cheeses me off (that's the polite characterisation) the most is that Bill Gates has managed to bamboozle the corporate world into transfering "billions and billions" of dollars into his pocket -- presumably so that their employees can become more productive with Windows.
(What cheeses me off next most is that I passed on the opportunity to load up on MSFT at IPO.)
Oh no! Could today's site possibly be Amurrica's answer to the SCREAMING Capitalist?
"OVER 1,000 PAGES- AND MORE THAN 228 LINKS- OF SOLID INFO ON ALL AREAS OF YOUR LIFE THAT'S FAR MORE DEFINITIVE AND COMPREHENSIVE THAN ALMOST ANYTHING ELSE FOUND ON THE WEB- AND IT'S ALL IN ONE PLACE. TAKE A LOOK- YOU'RE BOUND TO LEARN SOMETHING. YOU'LL ALSO LEARN HOW TO AVOID LOSING MONEY FROM BUYING THE WRONG PRODUCT AT THE WRONG RISK LEVEL AT THE WRONG TIME AND FROM THE WRONG PEOPLE!"
Great new site. www.imoney.com It has graphing for most mutual funds.I have tried TRIMARK SELECT CANADIAN GROWTH FUND. It looks great.
The Frontline specialBetting on the Market should be required surfing for all investors.
I just got a letter today that The Canadian Securities Institute has a web site now at http://www.csi.ca
I didn't get to look at it much, but the Investor Learning Centre is there and it looks like there is lots of information.
If yer lookin fer financial calculators of all descriptions check out MoneyAdvisor. Lots of other useful links (mostly US) too.
Hmmm, FundLib just got a competitor this morning i|money.
Ooops...wrong link, try this one:
Hmmm, FundLib just got a competitor this morning i|money.
For an interesting read, check out:
Did they reach any consensus? Quick, before the markets open and (as you predicted) today's big crash.
BTW, wasn't it that famous sprinter and part-time economics professor (JM Keynes) who once said "in the long run we are all dead"? Never been sure if he was talking about marathoners or market forecasters.
Did anyone see the mostly Canadian Calculators that Madelyn put together at http://www.independentfinancial.on.ca/calculators.htm ?
I think it is a bookmarker.
Just found a site today in the paper and at a quick surf looks great for disclosure documents etc from stocks listed in Canada and mutual funds:
I stumbled on this site that I thought was timely. It has links to just about all the global stock markets. It is at: http://www.globalfindata.com/links.htm
Nice site, Charlie! I spent 30 minutes following the other, financial links at the bottom of the screen and wound up at Women's Wire a magazine-like web site with a zillion articles on finance, financial calculators, etc.
Hi everyone Just to let you all know --this week's Barrons has a review of the best 20 sites in the US. No. 1 Microsoft Investor www.investor.msn.com
No.2 DBC online www.dbc.com
They did not rate their own site
The October 1997 edition of the Efficient Frontier An Online Journal of Asset Allocation has just been published.
There's lots of thought-provoking material here. Some of the topics relate to discussions we've had here on FundLib.
Here's the Table of Contents:
The new Globe & Mail site at www.globefund.com looks really good. Lots of information on past performance.
Many, many thanks Madelyn,
Now I can read the weekend ROB even when I'm out of town.
A really nifty feature of this site is Charts. Among other things it shows how a fund performed relative to the index. Quite revealing!
BTW gummy, I can't find those charts I referred to yesterday :-(
Madelyn - great list of calculators. Thanks! I've spent hours searching unsuccessfully for good calculators on some of topics you covered.
Whee! The globefund site is fantastico!
Randy, were you referring to Madelyn's list of calculator sites? Grrreat!
Hey Gummy, Randy, Bylo and others! Yes, www.globefund.com is a great new entry into the online mutual fund marketplace, BUT YOU'RE NOT GOING TO BELIEVE WHAT'S COMING ON THE FUND LIBRARY LATER TODAY!!! All globefund has and more! Check back in this evening, and let me know what you think. In particular, make sure you take a close look at FACT (sorry, no hints!) and The Fund Library / Green Line Mutual Fund Challenge - both "firsts" for The Fund Library! Of course, there's always room for improvement, so let me know what you think so we can keep working away ... (A librarian's work is never done ...)
Well, I can hardly wait to see what you've done Librarian.
Thanks Randy & gummy, ...nice to be appreciated, and free advertising to boot. ;-)
I came across another chart that you folks may or may not want to see. It's another one comparing recent markets with 1929, and has interesting & thoughtfull commentary with it. It's at http://www.nwlink.com/~magicelf/stock1~1.htm
Uh, Librarian,...gotta go do stuff now, and I don't see any FACT. Did yo have a time in mind? Or is it just for the late night folks in the west?
Excel workbook for analysing your portfolio. If you have Bell Charts you can import the data. If not input your own. 13 sheets all interconnected. You can even setup a "What If I change my portfolio" scenario. Demo seems to work well. Has anyone tried it? http://www.man.net/~jwood/Exceleration.htm
Go! Maddie! Go!!!As Randy said,...good Canadian stuff. Thanks gummy for the link.
Wanna check out historical returns ... for 11 market segments (large cap, small cap, aggressive growth, etc.) ... for 22 countries ... from Jan,1975 to June,1997?
egads!!!...yer turnin inta one Sharpe gummy
In case anyone thinks there's a dearth of general Canadian mutual fund sites, here's yet another: Quicken Financial Network.
For a stimulating read see this "reprint" from Canadian Business Big fees, small results.
Wow, what an eye opener first thing in the morning.
Hi everyone - Sorry, we're running a bit behind schedule with the launch of our new features. But this weekend for sure! I promise!! (It'll be worth the wait.) By the way, did you notice that in the mutual fund section of the Quicken site, it links to The Fund Library? Our thanks to those Quicken people; its nice to have our work recognized. I'll be looking to all of you for comments on our new site Monday!
For those into U.S. stocks and mutual funds,check out this great charting website:
Here's an interesting site with a wide array of links to others on personal finance and mutual fund matters, newletters, etc... http://www.investors-on-line.com/links.htm
Not a financial site,but this may be of interest you all of you Smiley freaks.:)
Well, I just went back again to look something up and it appears that Madelyn has added another dozen or so calculators to the site. I think it deserves mention again. Keep it up Madelyn! Thanks!
continued at Financial Site of the Day (Nov97).