Investment resources in the Library

Stocks, bonds, mutual funds: there are thousands of investment choices and without a crystal ball it can seem like a daunting task to pick the best ones. The H&R Block Business and Career Center provides many resources to research investments to meet your objectives.

Both new and seasoned investors might want to take a look at some of the books in the Library. A search of our online catalog using the subject heading of "investments" will produce a list of titles addressing a wide range of investment practices. The following are representative titles:

Green Investing book jacket

Green Investing by Jack Uldrich

The New Coffeehouse Investor: How to Build Wealth, Ignore Wall Street, and Get On With Your Life by Bill Schultheis

Yes, You Can Supercharge Your Portfolio!: Six Steps for Investing Success in the 21st Century by Bill Stein

Invest Like a Shark: How a Deaf Guy With No Job and Limited Capital Made a Fortune Investing in the Stock Market by James DePorre

Warren Buffett and the Interpretation of Financial Statements by Mary Buffett and David Clark

Once you have an idea of the type of investing you want to do, turn to the Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage database (Library card required from home). This database will give you:

  • Detailed stock reports on individual companies
  • Analysis of mutual funds
  • Stock and mutual fund screeners to help you focus on the companies that meet your objectives
  • Industry surveys to help you place the company you are interested in within the context of the industry in which it operates.

For decades, investors have been relying on Value Line Investment Survey for advice on which stocks to buy, hold and sell. With a one page analysis given on 3500 equities and 800 mutual funds, Value Line covers the investment choices of the majority of people.

Things can change quickly in the market and in the economy. You will want to keep current of investment thought by regularly reading some investor newsletters such as The Kiplinger Letter and The Granville Market Letter.

For additional information, contact an H&R Block Business & Career Center librarian by phone, 816.701.3717, or by e-mail, bcc@kclibrary.org.