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Statistics: Economic, Financial, Industry and Market data (A guide on how to find and retrieve the data): Financial data

Internet resources - financial data

Federal Reserve Economic Data - FRED: download, graph and track more than 550.000 US and international time series from more than 80 sources (compiled by St. Louis Fed)

FDIC - Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (US): FDIC preserves and promotes public confidence in the U.S. financial system by insuring deposits in banks and thrift institutions for at least $250,000 

List of Stock Exchanges Worldwide - features a list of world stock exchanges, securities commissions and other regulatory agencies, as well as stock market resources.

NASDAQ OMX Nordic (Copenhagen Stock Exchange). Share market, bonds, indices, options and futures in  Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Estonia, and Lithuania.
This site also contains annual accounts, prospecti, quarterly reports etc. of approx. 580 Nordic and 100 Baltic companies. 

OECD Institutional Investors ServiceThis dataset presents financial and non-financial assets of institutional investors. Data are broken down by type of investor: open-end and closed-end investment funds, life and non-life insurance corporations, pension funds, and other forms of institutional savings

Yahoo Finance - Covers stock markets worldwide. Access to headline news, announcements, share price quotes, charting, financial data and ratios, analyst estimates and key statistics. Access to a number of historical data. 
Export data: into Excel. 

Google Finance - Google Finance is a beta product from Google that aggregates publicly available financial data on companies.

Oanda Resources: provides internet-based forex trading (FX) and currency information services and metal prices.
Access: Oanda is a subscription service - but some data you can get for free if you register.

Quandl - is a platform for financial, economic, and alternative data as commodities, futures and bitcoins. Quandl sources data from over 500 publishers.
Access: Quandl has a vast collection of free and open data collected from a variety of organizations: central banks, governments, multinational organizations and more. You can use it without payment and with few restrictions. Some data on Quandl is premium and can only be accessed with a subscription. Subscriptions are a la carte: You can subscribe to the individual premium datasets you need and nothing more. Subscriptions can be canceled at any time. Look here for more information:  Getting Started  

TrueFX - delivers real prices from market making banks, delivered directly with no intermediary.
Export of data: look here for more information on how to export / download data from TrueFX 


Guides to find more information on financial data

Accessing specialist financial databases - financial data

Financial data from financial databases






(Guide to Datastream)

Datastream is a global financial and macroeconomic database with current and historical data covering key economic indicators, stocks, bonds, derivatives, commodities, currencies, trusts, etc. for 175 countries and 60 markets

Contents are organized in Data Categories:

  • Equities (prices, key financials (P/E, EPS etc.)
  • Equity indices (trade value, prices. turnover etc.)
  • Unit trusts
  • Investment trusts
  • Bonds & Convertibles
  • Bonds Indices & CDS
  • Economics (Macroeconomic time series from IMF, OECD, ECB, Eurostat, EIU, national statistical agencies etc.)
  • Exchange rates
  • Interest rates (Treasury Bonds, state bonds, etc.)
  • Commodities
  • Derivatives (Warrants, Futures, Options)


Time period:

  • equity data is from initial public offering (IPO) till now, updated daily
  • macro time series in the "Economics" section are monthly, quarterly and annual, with up to 60 years coverage

Access for CBS students
only from computers in LRC (in the Library at Solbjerg Plads).

How to access: Datastream is now part the Eikon database. Look into this guide on how to access Datastream

Excel Add-in:
You also have access to Microsoft Office add-ins that enable you to access the Datastream database directly from within Excel
This is very useful when extracting large amounts of data (time series)


Look here for a short introduction to Datastream and description of the content.

Other tutorials/guides on Datastream:

Export formats:

  • transfer data to Excel
  • transfer charts to Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • import data from the Excel add-in
  • print and copy charts, data, reports, and more



(​Guide to Bloomberg)



The Bloomberg terminal is an integrated platform providing access to price quotes, financial market and trade data, news, and much more. Bloomberg covers all listed companies worldwide and contains information about more than 5 million bonds, stocks, commodities, currencies, and trusts as well as profiles of more than 1 million people.

  • Bonds (Corporate and Government)

  • Securities

  • Mutual Funds/Hedge Funds

  • Indices

  • Futures

  • Key Economic Indecators

  • Interest

Time period: 
Historical data 30-50 years backwards

Access for CBS Students:
No remote access.

Access to Bloomberg  terminals at CBS Library Data Lab, LRC first floor - CBS Library at Solbjerg Plads
Look here on how to book

Online help: Bloomberg gives you access to a lot of online help and assistance:

  • type "BU" at the Bloomberg terminal to see a list of videos and other online tutorials produced by Bloomberg staff

Export formats: 

Download data to Excel
Excel add-in


(Guide to WRDS)



WRDS  - Wharton Research Data Services - is a web-based business data research service from the Wharton School at the Pennsylvania. WRDS provides access to financial, economic, and marketing data through an uniform web-based interface. Among the sources are: Compustat,CRSP, Option Metrics and TAQ, look here for more information on WRDS content

Time period: 
Depending on the dataset and data source you have access to plenty of historical and current data.                                                                                                                      

Only CBS Staff and CBS Master Students have access. And it requires that you register in order to get an account.
Look here for more information.  


Export format: 

You can choose to download your data to more formats:




Preqin offers comprehensive global research on the investment industry. The CBS Library subscription includes access to the Private Equity module.

Preqin covers institutional investors, fund performance, fundraising, deals, fund managers, and fund terms, for all fund types.

Within the Private Equity module you will find seven sub-modules:

  • Fund Managers: Profiles and data on more than 10,300 active private equity fund managers, including data on buyout, venture capital, distressed, mezzanine, natural resources, and fund of funds. A fund manager is normally a private equity firm.
  • Funds: Information and data on more than 4,000 funds
  • Performance: Performance data on private equity funds
  • Investors: In-depth profiles of more than 6,100 active institutional investors in private equity
  • Investment Consultants: Profiles of leading investment consultants
  • Buyout Deals: Private equity-backed buyout deals and exit data, including coverage of more than 48,500 transactions
  • Compensation: Annual survey of the latest trends in compensation practices at private capital firms.
  • Venture Deals: no access
  • Fund Terms: no access

only campus access


User guides

Via the Need help? icon in the top menu, you will find a brief user guide, a performance data guide, as well as a comprehensive glossary list.
Search tip
Use Advanced Search to combine multiple search criteria, such as firm and fund name, vintage year, fund type, geographic focus, manager location, industry focus, and fund size.


Export format:
Excel, MS Word and PDF



Morningstar Direct Morningstar Direct is a web-based research platform, which gives you access to comprehensive data and independent analysis on thousands of investments, spanning mutual funds, stocks, exchange-traded funds, open-end funds, and closed-end funds.

from dedicated PCs in the CBS Library Data Lab on the first floor of CBS Library Solbjerg Plads

Morningstar Direct Quick Start Guide 

Export format:
Excel Add-In






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