Providing innovative, easy-to-use reference and learning tools Expands with Financial Glossary

by Financial Authority Campbell R. Harvey

Harvey, Renowned Finance Expert and J. Paul Sticht Professor of International Business

At Duke University, Provides Concise Definitions of 8,000 Terms with 18,000 Useful Links


HUNTINGDON VALLEY, PA — May 25, 2005 — Farlex, Inc., publisher of leading online reference site, today announced it has added Campbell R. Harvey’s Hypertextual Finance Glossary, the world’s most comprehensive financial glossary, to its web site.  The new reference resource includes definitions for more than 8,000 terms from the world of banking and investing, providing users with thorough and reliable meanings to all the most common, and even uncommon, financial terms.

            Dr. Campbell R. Harvey is a recognized authority in investment theory and economics.  Currently the J. Paul Sticht Professor of International Business at the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, Dr. Harvey is also a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  Author of more than 100 scholarly articles and books, Dr. Harvey’s research is often presented at international conferences.

            Harvey is also editor of the Review of Financial Studies, one of the most respected financial periodicals, and associate editor of the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Empirical Finance, the Journal of Fixed Income, and other leading industry publications.  He frequently serves as a consultant to some of the world’s leading asset management and consulting firms.

            “Dr. Campbell Harvey has created an essential, superbly-researched online reference through his Hypertextual Finance Glossary.  We’re pleased to be able to provide this lexicon to the many users of,” said Nick Simonov, president of Farlex, Inc.  “Not only is this collection the most complete work of its kind, but also, through its cross-reference capability, it provides quick and comprehensive explanations for users.”

            The 8,000 terms found in the Hypertextual Finance Glossary are supplemented by over 18,000 links that allow individuals to learn intuitively.  By just clicking on a linked word in a definition, the user is taken directly to the definition for that term, providing added clarity and richness to the original definition.

            “While the Hypertextual Finance Glossary is suitable for professionals, the general public can easily understand and benefit from its definitions,” said Dr. Harvey.  “By expanding the availability of the glossary to, a broader cross-section of users will have access to its information.” The Hypertextual Finance Glossary is frequently consulted by staffers at The New York Times, Forbes, Bloomberg, The Washington Post, CNN-Money, and Yahoo, among other organizations.  The glossary joins Dr. Harvey’s other well-known reference work, The New York Times Dictionary of Money and Investing, co-written with Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Gretchen Morgenson, as primary tools in the world of financial journalism.

  , the World Wide Web’s premier free online dictionary, offers over one million original entries in an easy-to-navigate, user-friendly format.  In addition to the Hypertextual Finance Glossary, boasts definitions and articles from various dictionaries and encyclopedias specializing in the fields of medicine, technology and finance.  The highly-regarded site also offers several general interest encyclopedias and other useful research tools.

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Launched in the spring of 2003, has quickly grown to become one of the best reference sources on the Web.  From its beginnings as a simple dictionary of everyday terms, has incorporated medical, legal, and computer dictionaries, a thesaurus, an encyclopedia, a literature reference library, and a search engine, all in one place.  A prime online vehicle for advertisers wishing to reach active information seekers, was accessed by more than one hundred million visitors in 2004.


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