The library has a free trial for NetAdvantage, a platform for campus wide access to Standard & Poor’s content that we currently receive via MarketInsight. We’ve recently learned that MarketInsight will be phased out by the end of the year. Hence Falvey Memorial Library and the Applied Finance Lab are in the process of evaluating our needs and exploring alternatives to MarketInsight.
The official description of NetAdvantage is as follows:
Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage is a comprehensive, professional source of proprietary analysis on industry trends, corporate activities, and investments. For non-business students, the service includes a Financial Education section with tools for understanding personal finance.
S&P NetAdvantage, along with other S&P resources, is a core service used at many of the leading investment firms, corporations, government agencies, and law offices.
NetAdvantage has company, mutual fund and exchange traded fund profiles and screeners. This content is substantially duplicated in services such as Mergent and Morningstar. Digital editions of Securities Dealers of North American and the well known Register of Corporations, Executives Directors (also on Lexis-Nexis Academic) are also available. Some nice editorial content can be had in the Financial Education and Investment Ideas zones. Two areas where NetAdvantage may really have an advantage over competing products is in the bond report and screener and Industry Surveys. Because S&P Industry Surveys are a solid introduction to understanding the conditions, driving forces, trends and key players in an industry, I regularly recommend them to students.
Please let me know what you think of NetAdvantage!
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