Wednesday, November 6, 2013

e-Resource of the Month - Morningstar Investment Research Center

Planning for retirement, thinking about college savings or looking to get started in investing? Begin planning for your financial goals today with the library's Morningstar Investment Research CenterMorningstar, Inc., is a leading provider of independent investment research and is an ideal investing resource for every library patron.

Get started with the Morningstar Investment Research Center by viewing the introductory video in the Tutorial Center. Be sure to check out the Help & Education tab, which includes helpful Database Guides and primers on various investing topics. The Investment Classroom allows you to choose from more than 100 courses on stocks, funds and portfolio building.

In addition to stock and fund information, Fauquier County Public Library patrons can gain a clear overview of index returns, sector returns, and fund category returns, along with the most active stocks throughout the day. The Morningstar Investment Research Center also offers customizable tools, such as Portfolio X-Ray, retirement and college savings calculators, and stock and fund screeners, so you can analyze your own finances.

Use your 10-digit Fauquier County Public Library card number to access Morningstar from the library's Articles & Databases and Business/Small Business Resources pages of the library's website or in the online catalog. (Note: Use of Morningstar is limited to one user at a time. If the resource is in use, be sure to check back later to access.)

~Alison, Electronic Resources Librarian

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