The stock market can be intimidating. Getting help with financial planning and investments can be costly. Who do you trust, how much do you invest, when is the right time, how much do you need to start? Even DIY investing can be costly because of the fees associated with research sites. But, you can get started today with one of the most comprehensive services available, Morningstar Investment Research Center, for FREE at Plymouth Public Library. All you need is your library card.
Morningstar Investment Research Center offers real-time investment research; access to financial information about publicly traded companies, company contact information, company profiles and analyst reports; and industry peer comparisons. You’ll find performance statistics, written fund analyses, and analytical tools of over 3,500 funds. Graphing of funds over a period of time is fairly easy. Searching the entire database for funds that meet your specifications is also possible. The standard Morningstar analytical tools, star ratings, investment style-box coordinates, and potential capital gain exposure are all part of the service. Does all this sound complicated? Sign up for the free monthly training sessions or browse the “Help & Education” tab to choose from 100 courses on stocks, funds, and portfolio building. Each course can be completed in about 10 minutes and includes a quiz at the end.