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Datastream

Description: Historical, global coverage of equities, stock markets, commodities, futures, currencies, options, bond markets, company financials, and economic data.

The database is updated daily, and historical equity information goes back as far as 1973, though coverage varies across countries and types of content. Sources include national governments, OECD, EIU, IMF, Worldscope, and Morgan Stanley Capital (MSCI). Our subscription also includes financial statement data from Worldscope for non-U.S. companies.

Available in the Financial Databases Room through proprietary application DSWindows and the Datastream Excel add-in.

Database documentation

Go to Research Extranet. (Ask library staff to log you in.) HBS uses Datastream Advance for Office (AFO), which includes the Excel add-in.

  • Click on the "Datastream Desktop (Advance and AOF)" link under "Product Information"
  • then "Datastream in Excel (Version 5.1) - Quick Reference"

Detailed information about data available through Datastream can be found in the links under "Data Information". For example, click on the "Equities" link and scroll down to the "Guides and Other Useful Documents" section on the "Equity Information" page.

Content Type: Financial Markets Data

Subject: Commodities, Companies, Corporate Debt, Credit Ratings, Fundamentals, Equities, Exchange Rates, Financial Markets And Indexes, Futures, Interest Rates, Sovereign Debt, Mutual Funds

Access:

  • Current HU faculty, students, and staff in Baker

Use of this database implies acceptance of our Copyright and Licensing Restrictions.


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