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Retrievals from 4th floor stack. 20 June – 15 July 2012
The State Library theatre seats 207 people and yesterday a capacity crowd came to the venue hear the first ASX Investor Hour for 2008. The ASX Investor Hour is hosted in WA by the Australian Shareholders’ Association. Chris McGrath of ASANDAS cheered the attendees with his presentation in which he identified many positives for the market in 2008.
Many attendees took the opportunity to visit the Library’s specialist business information collection on the first floor and were interested to find that as well a current and extensive selection of electronic financial information resources, there are also many relevant reference books in print. Darryl Guppy’s “Bear Trading” and Russell Napier’s “Anatomy of the Bear” attracted interest ! Many experienced traders as well as those looking to become market investors, were interested to find that the Library’s Subject Specialists: Business will be presenting the Library’s financial information resources at the forthcoming Business Information Seminars being offered at the Library in 2008.
We are looking forward to meeting and sharing stories with existing and potential investors !
One of our readers of finance used the ABI Inform global database as the index to discover an interesting article Managing your Money in Public View by Jane J Kim in the Wall Street Journal June 14 2007 (page D1 in the “Personal Journal” section of the paper). The article commented on several of the next generation of personal finance and money management sites including, amongst others, Wesabe, Buxfer, TradeKing, and Covestor.
The sites offer opportunity to discuss, with like minded people, financial planning and spending behaviour including student loans, shared expenses, managing savings accounts, credit cards and investing. CNN predict 2 million users of social networking personal finance sites in 2008.
If you would like to hear more – as well as take a look at more conventional, as well as local, ways of managing money and investment – take a look at the “Money – your bottom line” seminars offered on a regular basis in the Library’s SEaK: Business program
Did you know you can access a wealth of full text business newspaper and magazine articles using the State Library’s subscriptions?
At Christmas it’s great to see that not all business people are cold hearted Scrooges! From the Library’s business databases, we looked for this year’s articles on Christmas philanthropy. We were touched by the story of Larry Stewart – “Kansas City Secret Santa”.
You can look for more articles on this or other business topics - from the State Library’s website, select databases from home select Business Source Elite or A&NZ Reference Centre, get out your local public library card (Western Australians only!) and and follow the instructions to look for more stories of Christmas philanthropy.