UGBA 137-3: Introduction to Financial Engineering

Numerical Databases

Global Financial Data

  • US stock prices
  • US and worldwide macroeconomic data
  • Very long historical series

Wharton Research Data Service (WRDS)

  • Company financials from COMPUSTAT
  • Stock prices from CRSP
  • Stock ownership from Thomson Reuters
  • Economic data from Global Insight
  • Earnings estimates from I/B/E/S
  • Many ways to manipulate data, using SPSS or UNIX-type commands
  • Use MFE login for remote access and expert commands


  • Huge database of international, historical data
  • Stocks and bonds, indexes, macroeconomic data, options, futures, exchange rates, and more
  • Confusing interface
  • Can only be used from the standalone terminal in Long Library


  • Mergers & acquisitions and new issuances of stocks and bonds, going back to the early 1980's
  • Extremely confusing interface
  • Can only be used from the standalone terminal in Long Library

Investment Advisory Services

  • Mergent Online
    Provides financial information on U.S.and international companies. Look up companies' performance for the past years. Use data from SEC disclosures to create custom tables.
  • Value Line Research Center
    Full access to a classic source for investment information. Incluedes several Value Line products:the Investment Survey; Mutual Fund Survey; Daily Options Survey; and more.
  • Mergent WebReports (Moody's Online Manuals)
    Online access to Moody's Manuals (old name) from 1909 including the current weekly updates to Mergent Manuals (new name).

Articles in News

The databases below represent core indexing and abstracting resources in business and economics.  For a complete listing of business-related databases, follow this link.  For a complete listing of all UC Berkeley database subscriptions, follow this link.

  • Business Source Complete
    Provides full-text for more than 7,400 scholarly business journals and other sources.
  • Academic Search Complete
    A multidisciplinary index to articles in more than 10,900 journals and other publications.
  • Factiva
    Provides general and business news and information from more than 9,000 sources.
  • LexisNexis Academic
    Includes over 6,000 individual titles of international, national and local newspapers and wire services plus much more.
Last Update: June 03, 2011 15:44