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Summer 2013 Bloomberg introduction sessions

This session will teach the basic navigation and searching skills necessary to begin using Bloomberg.

Spaces are available for the following sessions:

All sessions will take place in the 1st Mezzanine reading room on the west side of Watson Library.

Reservations are required. Please register to reserve your spot.

Database of the Month: Roubini Global Economics

RGERoubini Global Economics (formerly RGE Monitor) was founded by renowned New York University economist Nouriel Roubini in 2004. The database provides detailed coverage and timely updates on international macroeconomic, financial and banking, geo-strategic and geo-political topics, including original research and analysis of the world’s most important economies, emerging markets, frontier markets, and asset classes.

Contents are sourced from news, research, analysis, blogs, important speeches, and data.  Users can subscribe to receive email newsletter on particular topics or countries or to the RGE Economonitors via RSS.

New database: DealScan via WRDS

dealscanWRDS-Thomson-Reuters’ LPC DealScan, also known as Loan Pricing Corporation Deal Scan, is now available via the Wharton Research Data Service [WRDS].

DealScan covers comprehensive historical information on loan pricing and contracts details, terms, and conditions. In addition, DealScan provides contract information for high yield bonds, private placements and hybrid financial structures data which are compiled from SEC filings and public documents, as well as other sources. Coverage period: 1988 through 2009. Datasets Information includes borrower, lender, purpose, amount, fees, covenants, financials and more.

Updated TAQ data available in WRDS


2009 data from the NYSE Trade and Quote [TAQ] database is now available via the Wharton Research Data Service [WRDS].

2010 data will be added as it becomes available.

The TAQ database contains intraday transactions data (trades and quotes) for all securities listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and American Stock Exchange (AMEX), as well as Nasdaq National Market System (NMS) and Small Cap issues from 1993.

New databases from the International Monetary Fund

imf The Watson business library is pleased to announce that we now have access to three new databases from the International Monetary Fund.

Balance of Payments Statistics (BOPS) “includes annual aggregate and detailed time series for balance of payments and international investment position for countries; provides world and regional tables of balance of payments components and aggregates; and descriptions of methodologies, compilation practices and data sources used by individual countries.”

Direction of Trade Statistics (DOTS) “Provides data on the country and area distribution of countries’ exports and imports by their partners. The DOTS yearbook gives seven years of data for about 186 countries. The DOTS quarterly covers data for the most recent six quarters and the latest year for about 156 countries, and ten quarters and five years for the world and area tables.”

Government Finance Statistics (GFS) “Contains detailed annual statistical data on revenue, expense, transactions in assets and liabilities, and stocks of assets and liabilities of general government and its subsectors as reported by member countries.”