Tuesday, October 14, 2008

New product announcement--> WRDS (Wharton Research Data Service) (Finance, Markets, Economics)

WRDS (Wharton Research Data Service)

IP access is only available from Scurfield Hall. To access WRDS from other locations University of Calgary Faculty and Ph.d. students may apply for individual accounts by contacting the Business Library or the Maps, Academic Data, Geographic Information Centre.

Wharton Research Data Services, or WRDS, is a comprehensive web-based data management system that allows faculty and students to easily retrieve information from a wide variety of financial, economic, and marketing data sources. WRDS is best known for its holdings of historical financial data from CRSP and COMPUSTAT. This data covers over 30,000 companies and includes security prices and trading volume, income and balance sheet items. Provides access to IBES' analyst projections for earnings and sales. WRDS also contains stock market indices, bond prices and interest rates, mutual fund and stock ownership information, options data, and a wide array of macroeconomic time series. International data, marketing and industry reports, and web usage data are also available on WRDS.

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