Data Sources

Data Sourcesort descending Description
Audit Analytics (WRDS)
  • Current Stanford Community only.
  • Includes auditor information, sarbanes-oxley disclosures, compliance disclosures, and corporate governance.
  • Alternative Access: Stanford Faculty, staff, PhD students, and RAs can obtain Unix access, using a personal WRDS account (Request an account: It takes a day or so for the account to become active.)
Bloomberg
  • Current Stanford community only. Access available in Makena Capital Traders Pit of the Business Library.
  • Real-time and historical market data, news, technical analysis.
  • Quick Database Guide
Bureau of Economic Analysis

BEA's national economic program provides a quantitative view of US domestic production, consumption, and investment, of exports and imports, and of national and domestic income and saving.

Capital IQ
  • GSB users: Login with SUNet ID (First time users need to request an account.)
  • Other users can access the database in Makena Capita Traders Pit of the Business Library.
  • Provides financial information on companies, private equity, etc.
  • From 6/30 to 8/31, MBA/PhD student access only available via a shared account in Traders Pit.
CMA
  • Current Stanford community only
  • CDS data from CMA, 2004-2013. Access via FTP
Compustat
  • Current Stanford Community only
  • North America: public companies in the U.S. and Canada.
  • Global: public companies in 80+ countries.
  • EMDB (Emerging Markets Database): covers 53 markets.
  • Alternative Access: Stanford Faculty, staff, PhD students, and Research Assistants can obtain Unix access, using a personal WRDS account (Request an account: It takes a day or so for the account to become active.)
CRSP
  • Current Stanford Community only.
  • Stock price, volume, and return data for NYSE, ASE, and NASDAQ. Produced by the University of Chicago's Center for Research in Securities Prices.
  • Alternative Access: Stanford Faculty, staff, PhD students, and Research Assistants can obtain Unix access, using a personal WRDS account (Request an account: It takes a day or so for the account to become active.)
Datastream
  • Easy-to-download historical data on stocks, bonds, commodities, and economic indicators.
  • Access available in Makena Capital Traders Pit of the Business Library (Current Stanford community only).
  • Quick Database Guide
EIU CountryData
FactSet
  • Current Stanford community only
  • Covers global financial markets data, company information, equity, fixed income data, etc.
  • Also available on FactSet Workstation in Traders Pit of the Business Library
  • Alternative Access: Stanford users can install the desktop application on personal Windows computers.
  • Database Guide

Instructions for First Time Users:

How to Access:

  1. Enter your FactSet ID and password to sign in.
  2. Click on FACTSET CONNECT icon for Web access
  3. Or, click on WORKSTATION icon to download the desktop application to install on your personal Windows computers.
Federal Reserve Bank (WRDS)
  • Current Stanford Community only
  • Foreign Exchange Rates (Federal Reserve Board’s H.10 Report), Interest Rates (Federal Reserve Board’s H.15 Report), and FRB-Philadelphia State Indexes.
  • Alternative Access: Stanford Faculty, staff, PhD students, and Research Assistants can obtain Unix access, using a personal WRDS account (Request an account: It takes a day or so for the account to become active.)
FRED
Global Financial Data
  • Current Stanford community only
  • World economic data on over 150 countries. U.S. Stock Database and Real Estate database are not included in our subscription.
I/B/E/S
  • Current Stanford Community only
  • Wall Street earnings forecasts and the consensus data.
  • Alternative Access: Stanford Faculty, staff, PhD students, and Research Assistants can obtain Unix access, using a personal WRDS account (Request an account: It takes a day or so for the account to become active.)
International Financial Statistics
National Accounts Main Aggregates Database

Presents a series of analytical national accounts tables from 1970 onwards for more than 200 countries and areas of the world.

OptionMetrics
  • Current Stanford Community only
  • Historical price and implied volatility data for the US equity and index options markets.
  • Alternative Access: Stanford Faculty, staff, PhD students, and Research Assistants can obtain Unix access, using a personal WRDS account (Request an account: It takes a day or so for the account to become active.)
Orbis

Profiles public and private companies worldwide.

RiskMetrics
  • Current Stanford Community only
  • Includes corporate takeover defenses, directors, shareholder proposals data. Our subscription doesn't include voting results.
  • Alternative Access: Stanford Faculty, staff, PhD students, and Research Assistants can obtain Unix access, using a personal WRDS account (Request an account: It takes a day or so for the account to become active.)
SDC
  • Data on M&A, IPOs, VC & PE, and poison pills.
  • Access available in Makena Capital Traders Pit of the Business Library (Current Stanford community only).
  • Quick Database Guide
TAQ
  • Current Stanford Community only.
  • The Trade and Quote database includes intraday transactions data for securities listed on NYSE, AMEX, Nasdaq National Market System (NMS) and SmallCap issues.
  • Alternative Access: Stanford Faculty, staff, PhD students, and RAs can obtain Unix access, using a personal WRDS account (Request an account: It takes a day or so for the account to become active.)
Thomson ONE
  • Only accessible in IE browser; increase disk space for temporary Internet files to 1024MB. (Go to: Tools > Internet Options > General: Browsing history: Settings > Disk space to use: 1024)
  • Spreadsheet Link (Excel Add-in) available in Traders Pit of the Business Library. [Spreadsheet Link User Guide]
  • Includes company financials, earning estimates, market data and stock quotes, PE firms, etc.
  • 20 simultaneous users.
Thomson Reuters
  • Current Stanford Community only
  • Includes mutual fund holdings (CDA/Spectrum s12), 13f institutional holdings (CDA/Spectrum s34), and Insider filing data. Data from 1986.
  • Alternative Access: Stanford Faculty, staff, PhD students, and Research Assistants can obtain Unix access, using a personal WRDS account (Request an account: It takes a day or so for the account to become active.)
World Bank Data

Includes World Development Indicators (WDI), Global Development Finance (GDF), Africa Development Indicators (ADI), Global Economic Monitor (GEM), etc.

Zephyr
  • M&A, IPO, private equity and venture capital deals and rumors.