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Global Financial Data

 


Database description

GFDThe Global Financial Database provides long-range financial data on stocks, bonds, bills and other instruments, covering approximately 200 countries from the late medieval period to present. EUI members can create an account by following the instructions below. 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
  • Commodity data from 1252 to present
  • Economic data (general) from the early 1200s to present
  • Equities from 1694 to present
  • Exchange rates from the 1200s to present
  • Fixed income from the late 13th century to present
  • Inflation from 1209
  • National accounts and GDP from 1790 to present.

 


Time period
  • Global Financial Data coverage is for approximately 200 countries from circa 1400 to present - varying by series, country and period.

 


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 users of Global Financial Data / Finaeon Return users of Global Financial Data / Finaeon
  • Create an account on the GFD platform using 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 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."


Related EUI resources

EUI members also have access to these related financial and company data resources:

  • Datastream (Refinitiv) global financial and macroeconomic platform covering equities, stock market indices, currencies, company fundamentals, fixed income securities and key economic indicators for 175 countries and 60 markets
  • S&P Global Market Intelligence (Standard & Poor's) banking and financial database covering public and private banks worldwide
  • Amadeus (Bureau van Dijk / Moody's Analytics) database of comparable financial and business information on Europe's largest 520,000 public and private companies by total assets. 43 countries are covered.

EUI members also have access to these historical data resources:

EUI alumni can access Global Financial Data Finaeon on campus.

External Library users do not have access to this resource.

 


Data homepage

Contact: Thomas Bourke at [email protected]

 

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Page last updated on 20 November 2019