Research for the Busy Day Trader!

Research for the Busy Day Trader!

The US stock markets are way up!

Day traders should take note of the many resources available at HLS.  With a little research, you may decide whether the time has come to get into the market, roll into bonds, buy gold, invest in Bitcoins, or bury your money in the yard!

For help efficiently navigating it all, make a time to meet with a librarian or contact the Reference Desk.

BOOKS

Safari books online has a ton of titles on successful investing and day-trading.  Browse for books, like Day Trading Options and Breakthrough Strategies for Predicting any Market.

MACRO-ECONOMICS

Roubini Global Economics (RGE) provides proprietary research, analysis and data on global macroeconomic and geo-political issues.  Strong for learning about risks in the capital markets.  (Off-campus access is controlled by HLS Me Account, and users must register with their @law.harvard.edu email address.)

OECD Global Economic Report is always good for predictions accompanied by charts.

The Economist has reports by country, industry – and on risk factors generally.

MARKET DATA

There are a ton of free and proprietary resources for managing your portfolio.  For example, you can set up a customizable dashboard in Google Finance.

For a more sophisticated platform, with a lot of value added information, try Factset, which is on trial through February 2014.

The Bloomberg Terminal, located on the fourth floor of the HLS library, provides a ton of market data, and is often the only source of hard to find valuations for instruments not trading on an open market.

INDUSTRY & COMPANY INFO

NEWS

START UP COMPANIES

Preqin provides data and information on the private equity and infrastructure, encompassing funds and fundraising, performance, deals and fund terms.

BANK STOCKS

SNL Finance provides news data and analysis on banks & thrifts, financial services & insurance companies, and REITS; includes canary tests, regulatory filings and proprietary news.

About: Lisa Junghahn

business & corporate law: corporations, securities regulations, capital markets, financial institutions, bankruptcy courts, tax laws, M&A transactions, antitrust laws and small companies
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