About this Database

Historical, global coverage of equities, stock markets, commodities, futures, currencies, options, bond markets, company financials, and economic data. Information is updated daily. Historical equity data is available from 1973, though coverage varies from country to country. Sources include national governments, OECD, EIU, IMF, Worldscope, and Morgan Stanley Capital (MSCI). Financial data from Worldscope for non-US companies is also available.

Database documentation

Go to the Extranet link in the Datastream toolbar when in Excel on FDR 2 or FDR 3 in the Financial Databases Room. HBS uses Datastream Advance for Office (AFO), which includes the Excel add-in.

  • Click on the "Datastream Desktop (Advance and AFO)" 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.