The Observer’s Amazon store features books, mostly on investing and the broader topic of personal finance. They were selected by our readers as works with represent some of the sharpest insights and most readable prose around. Each book title comes with a short recommendation from a member of the Observer community.
The Falcon’s Eye is a remarkable and unique mutual fund search engine. Just enter a fund’s ticker symbol into the Falcon’s Eye and it will give you the fund’s name plus direct links to reports on the fund from ten different, high quality sources around the web.
Miscommunication in the Workplace is a twelve-page primer on the sources of miscommunication, on steps that you can take to prevent it and ones you can take to repair the damage afterward. The guide draws on my 30 years as a professor of communication studies at Augustana College and on a dense academic literature. The document short and readable, which means I don’t provide citations to the twenty or so studies which support it. If you’re really interested, ask!
Miscommunication in the Workplace, black and white, the better option for folks printing a black-and-white copy.
The Navigator is a valuable new tool for looking up fund and ETF information, designed by our chief programmer, Accipiter. Similar to the Falcon’s Eye, you can enter a ticker and receive links to major sources of information, 27 at last count. In added functionality, you can also enter a partial ticker symbol and see a dropdown list of all funds that begin with those characters. Additionally, you can search for funds by entering only part of a fund name and again seeing a dropdown list of all funds containing the string you entered. Choosing a fund from the dropdown then returns links to all 27 information sources.
The software that we use and the plug-ins that Accipiter creates give us the opportunity to do a great many things at Mutual Fund Observer. For information about the features and how to use them, please see the Users Guide generously created for us by Old_Joe. Folks looking for a quick one-page getting started guide, please stay tuned. We hope to have something for you shortly.