Welcome to Database of the Week. This feature from the Roland G. Parrish Library of Management & Economics is intended to give you a brief introduction to a database that you may not know, with only basic information to get you started. Hopefully, you will be tempted to explore this or other databases.
This Week’s Featured Database: MorningStar Investment Research Center from MorningStar.
Find it: www.lib.purdue.edu/parrish, under the column headed Collections, click on List of Business Databases.
Description/focus: The MorningStar Investment Research Center database can be used to investigate different stock and fund investments.
Start with this hint: From the MorningStar Investment Research Center main page click on the EFTs tab. This will take you to the EFT screener. Select Fund Group: Sector Equity, Morningstar Category: Real Estate, and 3-year Return: Greater than 15% and click Update. The screener will tell you how many EFTs pass with these criteria; in this case there are nine. You can click the arrow at the bottom to view those results. This will give you a snapshot of those funds names along with other helpful information, such as Market YTD Return.
Why you should know this database: The Portfolio section contains tools to help new investors. There is information on how to create investment goals and a section that will help you calculate savings for retirement.
How this will help students: In the Markets section of this database students can find up-to-date stock prices, industry reports, and sector reports.
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