MFE & The Business Library Alie Visser, Business Librarian [email protected] www.lib.uwo.ca/business/ C.B. “Bud” Johnston Library Who We Are • 5 full-time staff members: Elizabeth, Alie, Dolly, Patrick, and Jean • Contact us via email at [email protected] • Call us at 519-661-3941 • Follow us! @westernulibsBUS Library Services • • • • Research Help Find Answers Quickly Business Chat & Text www.lib.uwo.ca/business/ Databases • Over 60 databases • Business Databases by Subject • Economics – Financial Economics Research Guide Popular Finance/Econ Databases Finding Business News Business Databases by Subject Articles Business & Economics Magazines & Journals Finding Country & Economic Info 1. Business Monitor 2. Economist Intelligence Unit 3. OECD iLibrary 4. Passport (Euromonitor) 5. Political Risk Yearbook Bloomberg Professional What is it used for? • • • • • Equities, securities, companies Bonds, fixed income Indices, commodities, currencies Economic data Data sets Bloomberg Keyboard Yellow = market sector Green = action Red = stop Bloomberg Introduction http://youtu.be/5ggXHGs0OKg Helpful Beginner Codes • TK Ticker • EQS Equity screener • GRAB Send screen to email • BU Bloomberg university – seminars, events, training Economic Codes • • • • • • • ECFC - Economic Forecasts ECO - Economic Calendar Releases ECOS - Economist Estimates ECST - World Economic Statistics FED - Federal Reserve GDP - Gross Domestic Product GDPP - Gross Domestic Product Per Capita Bloomberg via Excel • Extracting large data sets • More than one security • Import Bloomberg tickers, CUSIP, ISIN and retrieve data Bloomberg Excel Add-In Next, you will choose your Time Frame and Frequency Bloomberg Essentials 2 Core courses + 1 Market Sector course Must have 75% to be certified Capital IQ Excel Add-In Capital IQ Excel Add-In WRDS • • Wharton Research Data Services Incudes access to: • Compustat: global firm financials going back to 1950 for most • CRSP: stock and index pricing, returns and volume going back to 1925- (monthly) or 1962- (daily) • I/B/E/S: historical earnings estimates for global firms going back to 1976- WRDS • • • • • Fama-French Portfolios and Factors: 1926 Federal Reserve Bank Reports: includes foreign exchange rates (1971-), interest rates (1919-) and Philadelphia State Indexes (1979-) Bureau of Labor Statistics: 1913Bureau of Economic Analysis: 1969TRACE: OTC Corporate Bond (US) Transaction Data going back to 2002- Bloomberg & WRDS Accounts If you have time, please come back to the library and set up your Bloomberg & WRDS accounts!