Click on Investor Education to access guides to understanding different types of funds. Investment Company Institute is the national trade association for the investment company industry including mutual funds, closed-end funds, exchange traded funds, and unit investment trusts. The site enhances public understanding of the investment industry and the policy issues that affect it, particularly those involving legislation and regulation, the U.S. economy, and retirement security.
Access information on a large collection of mutual fund companies, fund listings and exclusive planning, tracking and monitoring tools. Published by the Mutual Fund Education Alliance, the not-for-profit trade association of the no-load mutual fund industry, this resource is designed to serve as an important resource for investors who want to use mutual funds to reach their financial goals.
A good starting point for mutual fund research, with a glossary, a Mutual Funds 101 tutorial, a screener, mutual fund calculators, a company and fund index, mutual funds by family, and the latest mutual fund data, including top performers and historical fund data.
Commodities, Futures, & Options
All of this content was written by, or adapted from, Vanderbilt University Libraries (Current as of January 13, 2019).
The Web site has links to all domestic exchanges, market analysis, market surveillance, and market research. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is an independent agency with the mandate to regulate commodity futures and option markets in the United States.
Made available by the Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, FAOSTAT provides statistical compilation on agricultural production and trade on both a world wide and country by country basis for all types of crops, livestock, and agricultural commodities.
NYMEX site provides current and historical market data on futures and options for contracts traded by Exchange including crude oil, gasoline, heating oil, natural gas, electricity, gold, silver, copper, aluminum, and platinum; futures contracts for coal, propane, and palladium; and options contracts on the price differentials between crude oil and gasoline, crude oil and heating oil, and various futures contract months (calendar spreads) for light, sweet crude; Brent crude oil; gasoline.
CME Group exchanges offer a wide range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes, including futures and options based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities, metals, weather and real estate.