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Financial Markets: Getting Started

This research guide is designed to help you find key financial market information. It identifies resources in the specific areas of stocks, bonds, interest rates, mutual funds, and commodities.

Markets Data Center


Markets Data Table
This free site contains 30 of the most popular tables from the Wall Street Journal including:stocks, bonds, commodities & futures, and currencies For many of the tables there is an archive of past editions

To find tables that have archived versions, look for the calendar icon at the top right of the table. Click on the icon to open a calendar that lets you select a date.

Investment Terms

Getting Started

There are many resources for finding infomation in the area of financial markets at Boston College. The main focus of this guide is in financial areas that relate to company, industry and economic data.

We have some specific databases that are very comprehensive and cut across all of these markets. They include: Bloomberg, Datastream and SDC Platinum. Because these databases are so rich with information there are additional, separate tabs on this guide that lead to more detailed information on them. Notice the tabs across the top.

Other related research guides:
Venture Capital and Private Equity
Hedge Funds
Company Information

New Databases

Access to the 2 new databases below is for one year only (6/2013-6/2014) and is also available via BC's WRDS account.

Reference Librarian

Sonia Ensins
O'Neill Library

Boston College