Basic information on financial databases: cook books, tips and tricks & economic news

This blog contains schematic easy to grasp - hands on - help in performing searches in economic databases, making work sets and making them inter-exchangeable between the databases.

* Disclaimer. I am not a finance professional. Most posts are the result of personal findings.

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Datastream: Quick charted overview (equity example)


Start up Excel
Select TAB datastream
Press either Static search or Time series
Press button Find series
Use the text based search in navigator

You can preselect  the link Choose a single categorie > equities
or you can type in e.g.: Ahold
Press Blue Search Button

The most important equities will be presented at top of the list (most stars on the left side of company name)
Click on the company name
Below the results list you'll notice some additional information, among them a chart

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