The Financial Times Lexicon


Building on this earlier post about Investopedia's great function as a business dictionary and beyond, another excellent resource for terminology is the Financial Times Lexicon.  Like Investopedia FT also offers some other nice bells and whistles besides a dictionary alone.  Select a term, e.g. "intellectual capital," and beneath the defintion you'll find a link to search the FT.com website for articles that feature the word or phrase.  You can also save you favorite buzzwords and see their evolution in a Watchlist which you can access by registering for FT's free-level subscription. And best of all, some enterprising employee-who-knows-java made a widget for anyone who wants to embed the FT Lexicon on their business education type website, and they even included tips for customizing it via CSS or HTML.  Thank you, FT!

Investopedia - Financial Education


I use Investopedia regularly when I'm looking for definitions and formulas. They do an excellent job of explaining financial concepts in simple, understandable terms. But, Investopedia is more than just a dictionary. They are the experts in online financial education. The site offers news, calculators, and even a fantasy stock simulator. Their broad selection of tutorials covers everything from the basics of stock picking, and choosing between retirement plans, to real estate investment information like a condo-buying walk through.  Now you can even find Investopedia videos on YouTube. Here's a perfect example of how they can explain a confusing concept like Beta in just two minutes. Amazing combination of education and entertainment. That is hard to beat!