10 or 30 yr Treasury Rates:
Market Rate (change in the S&P 500):
Example: I want to obtain the change in the S&P 500 index during 2020.
Long-term Debt, Total Stockholder's Equity and Tax Rate:
Example: I need the total stockholder's equity, tax rate and long-term debt for Southwest Airlines.
Example: I need the bond rate for Southwest Airlines.
Example: I need a 10-K/Annual reports for Amazon. The 10-K will reveal if your company has issued coupons or other debt instruments.
Please note: if you check the 10-K for bond yields, make sure that you are evaluating bonds that the company *issued* rather than *purchased*.
Rather than obtaining the data from sources such as Yahoo Finance or Bloomberg, students need to calculate the beta.