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Finance Research

This guide provides databases and resources for finance and finance related topics.

Other Finance Resources

Learn accounting for free. This site includes accounting search terms, financial and managerial topics including ratio explanations.

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American Finance Association (AFA)

Publishers of the Journal of Finance, the AFA is an academic organization devoted to the study and promotion of knowledge about financial economics.

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Association for Financial Professionals (AFP)

The AFP is a resource for treasury and finance professionals.

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Business Plans Handbook
Business Plans Handbook is a collection of actual business plans compiled by entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses throughout North America. These are ebooks and are fully searchable.

European Finance Association (EFA)

The EFA is a professional society for academics and practitioners with an interest in financial management, financial theory and its application.

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Midwest Finance Association (MFA)

Publishers of the Quarterly Journal of Finance, the MFA is a professional organization open to anyone who has a career in the area of finance.

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SEC is an agency of the United States federal government. It holds primary responsibility for enforcing the federal securities laws, proposing securities rules, and regulating the securities industry, the nation’s stock and options exchanges, and other activities and organizations, including the electronic securities markets in the United States. 

  • How to Read a Mutual Fund Shareholder Report - Mutual funds that are registered with the SEC must send reports to their shareholders on a semiannual basis. The semiannual report covers the first six months of the fund’s fiscal year, while the annual report covers the fund’s entire fiscal year. Mutual funds that are registered with the SEC prepare their own shareholder reports and file them with the SEC. Reading these reports can help determine how well a fund has met its goals and investment strategies during the period covered in the report.

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Secured Finance Network

The SFN (previously CFA) is a trade group representing the asset-based financial services industry.

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Student Credit Cards

The team at compiled a guide on the pros & cons of getting a credit card, how to use it correctly, and the various rules for student borrowers. 

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US Chief Financial Officers Council (CFOC)

An organization of the CFOs and Deputy CFOs of the largest federal agencies, senior officials of the Office of Management and the Department of the Treasury.

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