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Useful Databases and Websites

Below are the library databases that might be useful for researching fixed income securities.

  • Mergent
    Financial database that provides up to 30 years of reported financial results (IS, BS, CF, etc.) as well as all long term debt/bonds and stock performance.
  • Orbis
    Search a company's financials and compare to peer companies as well as run statistical analysis against industries. Contains analysts reports from Fitch and Moody's as well.
  • Standard & Poors Net Advantage
    Company financials and analysts reports form S&P on equities, ETFs and mutual funds. Good industry overviews as well. Reports on company credit worthiness.
  • ValueLine
    Analysis on equities, mutual funds, convertibles and options. Analyzes company financial strength, capital structure and credit.
  • Yahoo! Finance Bond Center
  • Reuters ETF Screener
  • Data Planet
    Good source of historical information on a wide variety of interest rates and government bond rates as well as other relevant banking statistic to fixed income investors.
  • Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS)
    Available through the college of business and economics.

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