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Alternatives to Bloomberg

Users may wish to use an alternative to Bloomberg to avoid non-compliance with the Bloomberg Terminal conditions or to bypass the data download restrictions on the API. The Capital IQ or Thomson One Excel plugins are viable alternatives for most Bloomberg API functionality. Datastream also offers fast downloads of market data. The table below can be used for finding alternative sources of specific data types.

Data type
Alternatives
CommoditiesCommodities: How do I find data on futures, options, and commodities.
Corporate DebtDatabases by Subject: Corporate Debt
Credit RatingsDatabases by Subject: Credit Ratings
FundamentalsDatabases by Subject: Fundamentals
Stock PricesStock Prices: Current and Historical
Exchange RatesDatabases by Subject: Exchange Rates

Exchange Rates: current and historical
FuturesDatastream
Interest RatesDatabases by Subject: Interest Rates
Mutual FundsDatabases by Subject: Mutual Funds
Stock ownershipStock Ownership: How do I find who owns a stock currently and historically?
Sovereign debt ratingsSovereign debt ratings

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