Global Financial Data

 


Database description

GFDThe Global Financial Database provides long-range historical financial data on stocks, bonds, bills and other instruments, covering approximately 200 countries from the early modern period to the present. EUI members can create an account by following the instructions below, at 'How to access data.' The GFD platform is called 'Finaeon.'

Financial and economic data series are assigned nine metadata descriptors: Series ID; Description; Start date; End date/most recent; Periodicity; Country/territory; Currency; Series type (eg. government bond yields) and GFD sector designation (eg. equity). Series include:

  • Asset Allocation from the 1800s to present
  • National accounts and GDP from 1790 to present
  • Equities from 1694 to present
  • Economic, commodity and exchange rate data from 1200 to present
  • Fixed income and inflation from the late 13th century to present.

 


Time period
  • Global Financial Data coverage is for approximately 200 countries from the medieval period to present - varying by series and country.

 


Support links

The publisher, Global Financial Data Inc. provides the following online training resources:

 


How to access data

EUI members can access the data as follows:

 
First time EUI users of Global Financial Data Returning EUI users of Global Financial Data

- Create an account by clicking the 'Register' link on the GFD platform. Use an eui.eu mail address

- A unique user name and password (case-sensitive) will be assigned via the eui.eu mail account

- Enter the user name (EUI mail address) and GFD password on the login page

- Data can be accessed via:

   My Tree: upper part of left menu
   Search Engine: centre of left menu; select country, series category, series type and main indicator.

- Users can also create workbooks via the AutoTRAC link in the top bar (beside 'Home').

- Enter the user name (EUI mail address) and GFD password on the GFD login page

- Data can be accessed via:

   My Tree: upper part of left menu

   Search Engine: centre of left menu; select country, series category, series type and main indicator.

- Users can also create workbooks via the AutoTRAC link in the top bar (beside 'Home').

 


Example of series

Symbol IGITA10D
Description Italy 10-year Government Bond Yield
Begin 11-30-1807
End 09-29-2016
Periodicity Monthly from Nov. 1807 to Nov. 1983; Weekly from Dec. 1983 to Dec. 1988; Daily From Jan. 1989 to Sep. 2016.
Country ITALY
Currency ITL
Series Type Government Bond Yields
GFD Sector Fixed Income


Data collated and provided by Global Financial Data has been compiled from multiple archival sources including financial reports, news periodicals, sectoral journals and other publications. "Finaeon GFD has produced continuous chain-linked data sets by appending the current data series with the historical data which have been verified, cross-referenced and transcribed prior to their inclusion."


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EUI members also have access to these historical data resources:

 


Data homepage

Contact: Thomas Bourke at [email protected]

 

Page last updated on 07 September 2021

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