Demystifying Investment Information

Disclaimer

Preconference presented by the
BRASS Education Committee
Friday, June 24, 1994, Miami, Florida


Selected Resources for
Investment News and Data


I. VERIFYING THE STATUS OF PUBLIC COMPANIES

A. Comprehensive Listing Services

Financial Stock Guide Service.

Financial Information, Inc. Annual, with monthly updates.
Loose-leaf, with softbound supplements.
(includes Directory of Obsolete Securities)

National Monthly Stock Summary. (NQB NATIONAL MONTHLY STOCK SUMMARY)

National Quotation Bureau, Inc. Monthly, with semiannual cumulations.
Softbound, with hardcover cumulations

B. Corporate Directories

Corporate Directory of U.S. Public Companies.

Walker's Western Research. Annual.
Hardcover. Also available on CD-ROM.

Corporate Yellow Book.

Monitor Publishing. Quarterly.
Softbound.

Hoover's Master List of Major U.S. Companies.

Reference Press. Annual.
Softbound.

NASDAQ Yellow Book.

Monitor Publishing. Semiannual.
Softbound.
(discontinued 1994?)

Standard & Poor's Register of Corporations, Executives, and Directors.

Standard & Poor's Corp. Annual, with updates.
Hardcover. Also available on CD-ROM and online.

C. Capital Change Services
Capital Changes Reporter.

Commerce Clearing House, Inc. Biweekly
Loose-leaf.

Directory of Obsolete Securities.

Financial Information Inc. Annual.
Hardcover.


II. CORPORATE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND REPORTS

A. Primary Documents

Annual Report to Shareholders

10-K Report

Proxy Statement

Prospectus

B. Electronic Text Services
Internet EDGAR Dissemination Project.

New York University School of Business and the Internet Multicasting Service. Daily.
Online via NEXIS

Laser D/Sec.

Disclosure, Inc. Weekly.
CD-ROM.

NAARS Corporate Annual Reports.

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Weekly.
Online via NEXIS.

SEC Online.

SEC Online, Inc. Two-three times per week.
Online via DIALOG, NEXIS; also available on CD-ROM.

C. Microfiche Suppliers

Disclosure, Inc. (Bethesda, MD)

Q-Data Corp. (St. Petersburg, FL)

Buckminster Publishing (Mineral, VA)

D. Secondary Sources -- Extracted Data
Compact D/SEC

Disclosure, Inc. Monthly
CD-ROM. Also available online

Moody's Company Data.

Moody's Investors Service. Monthly.
CD-ROM. Also available online.

Moody's Manuals.

Moody's Investors Service. Annual, with updates.
Hardcover; loose-leaf updates. See also MOODY'S COMPANY DATA.
Average price for each title in series.

Standard & Poor's Corporation Descriptions.

Standard & Poor's Corp. Quarterly, with updates.
Loose-leaf; also available on CD-ROM and online.


III. COMPARING BASIC FACTS ABOUT SPECIFIC SECURITIES

A. Stocks

Media General Financial Services Database.

Media General Financial Services, Inc. Weekly.
Online via DIALOG and DJNR.

Moody's Industry Review.

Moody's Investors Review. Biweekly.
Loose-leaf.

Security Owner's Stock Guide.

Standard & Poor's Corp. Monthly.
Softbound.
package discount available

B. Mutual Funds

IBC/Donoghue Mutual Funds Almanac.

IBC/Donoghue, Inc. Annual.
Softbound

Standard & Poor's/Lipper Mutual Fund Profiles

Standard & Poor's Corp. Quarterly.
Softbound.

C. Bonds
Moody's Bond Record.

Moody's Investors Service. Monthly.
Softbound.

Standard & Poor's Bond Guide.

Standard & Poor's Corp. Monthly.
Softbound.


IV. COMPANY ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEWS STORIES
Business Index on InfoTrac.

Information Access Company. Monthly.
CD-ROM. Also available on magnetic tape and online.

F & S Index United States Plus Text.

Predicasts, Inc. Monthly.
CD-ROM. Also available online.

Newspaper Abstracts.

University Microfilms International. Monthly.
CD-ROM. Also available on magnetic tape and online.

Wall Street Journal Index.

University Microfilms International. Monthly, with cumulations
Softbound, with hardcover cumulation.

B. Full-Text Databases and Wire Services

BusinessWire.

BusinessWire, Inc. Continuous updating.
Online via DIALOG, DJNR, NEXIS, and others.

Dow Jones News.

Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Continuous updating.
Online via DJNR

PR Newswire.

PR Newswire, Inc. Continuous updating.
Online via DIALOG, DJNR, NEXIS, Bloomberg, and others.
Also available on CD-ROM.

C. Financial Event Summaries

Corporate Finance; The IDD Review of Investment Banking.

Investment Dealers' Digest, Inc. Semiannual.
Discontinued

Federal Filings Business Newswire.

Federal Filings, Inc. Continuous updating.
Online via DJNR and Bridge Information.

Merger & Acquisition Sourcebook.

Quality Services Co. Annual.
Hardcover.

Merger Yearbook.

Securities Data Company. Annual.
Hardcover.

Mergerstat Review.

Merrill Lynch. Annual, with quarterly updates.
Hardcover.


V. MARKET AVERAGES, INDICATORS, AND STATISTICS

A. Current Quotations

Barron's National Business and Financial Weekly.

Dow Jones & Co. Weekly.
Newspaper.

Standard & Poor's Statistical Service: Current Statistics.

Standard & Poor's Corp. Monthly.
Loose-leaf.

Tradeline.

IDD Information Services, Inc. Daily.
Online via DJNR, DIALOG, and Data-Star

B. Historical Market Statistics

Chase Investment Performance Digest.

Chase Global Data & Research. Annual.
Softbound.

Fixed Income Almanac.

Probus Publishing. Annual.
Hardcover.
1993 only?

The Irwin Investor's Handbook.

Irwin Professional Pub. Annual.
Hardcover

Security Price Index Record.

Standard & Poor's Corp. Annual.
Softbound.
Received with Standard & Poor's Statistical Service.

Stocks, Bonds, Bills, and Inflation Yearbook.

Ibbotson Associates. Annual.
Hardcover. Also available on diskette.

Mutual Fund Fact Book.

Investment Company Institute. Annual.
Softbound. Gratis.

NASD Fact Book.

National Association of Security Dealers. Annual.
Softbound.

New York Stock Exchange Fact Book.

Probus Publishing. Annual.
Softbound.


VI. TRACKING SECURITIES PRICES AND DIVIDENDS

A. Current Quotations

DIALOG Quotes & Trading.

Trade-Plus, Inc. Continuous, 20 minute delay.
Online, via DIALOG

Dow Jones Enhanced Current Quotes.

Dow Jones & Co., Inc. Continuous, 15 minute delay.
Online via DJNR and Prodigy

Investor's Business Daily.

Investor's Daily, Inc. Five times per week.
Newspaper

Wall Street Journal

Dow Jones & Co., Inc. Five times per week
Newspaper

B. Retrospective Quotations

Daily Stock Price Record.

Standard & Poor's Corp. Quarterly.
Hardcover.
each title in series also available separately

Dow Jones Historical Quotes.

Dow Jones & Co. Daily.
Online via DJNR

C. Dividend Services

Moody's Dividend Record.

Moody's Investors Service. Semi-weekly, with cumulations.
Loose-leaf.

Standard & Poor's Dividend Record

Standard & Poor's Corp. Weekly, with cumulations.
Loose-leaf.


VII. LEADING ONLINE VENDORS

Bloomberg Financial Markets

Bridge Information Systems Inc.

Datastream International

Dow Jones & Company (Dow Jones/News Retrieval)

DIALOG Information Services, Inc.

Mead Data Central (NEXIS)

Internet Sites: http://www.sec.gov


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