May 24, 2012
One of the best investment tools available to Marathon County Public Library customers is the VALUE LINE electronic database. The VALUE LINE database provides instant access to authoritative, up-to-date information on companies, stocks, mutual funds, options and convertibles.
The VALUE LINE database is located on the Marathon County Public Library website (mcpl.us) under Research and then Online Resources. And not only is it available at the Library, customers can access it from home using a library card at https://www.mcpl.us/research/online.
When you log on to VALUE LINE, the database gives you several search options.
*You can type in a company name or its stock trading symbol in the General Search button at the top of the screen to get capsule information, a stock quote or link to the company's website.
*Or you can select one of the Category search keys - Overview, Stocks, Funds, Options, Convertibles or Tools - for general industry information, analysis, rankings and news or for specific information on a particular stock, mutual fund, etc.
If you click on Tools, you can then set up your own investment portfolio that tracks your investments online.
*Lastly, you can check out the weekly Value Line Investment Survey back issues that are listed at the bottom of the screen.
First-time investors should check out the Investment Education section for easy-to-understand guidance and tips on investing.
Given its ease of use and instant access to the latest investment information, the VALUE LINE database is an invaluable tool for investors. Log on to the Marathon County Public Library website and check it out!
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