Datastream International

Datastream is available for in-library use only, on a designated Bloomberg PC (Workstation 6) in the Johnston Library. This workstation can be booked.

Datastream is a global, historical Thomson Financial database that provides financial information including:

  • Daily pricing and volume information on over 37,000 equities from 57 countries.
  • 12,000 market stock and bond indices.
  • 87,000 macroeconomic series from the International Financial Statistics of the World Bank, OECD and other central statistical offices.
  • Over 2,000 daily foreign exchange rates.
  • 1,000 daily and weekly interest rate series.
  • 68,000 fixed income instruments from 23 countries and more than 260 financial and commodity futures and options contracts.

Business Library guides for Excel & Advance formats

  • EXCEL 1 - simple search for an equity's price and volume
  • EXCEL 2 - using a constituent list to gather price and volume
  • EXCEL 3 - using Datastream Explorer to build a local list
  • EXCEL 4 - using Datastream Advance to gather static data for a list for a specific date
  • EXCEL 5 - using Datastream Advance to screen equities
  • EXCEL 6 - creating and using a Local List