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Datastream: Datastream Overview

Brief guide to using Datastream to retrieve data from the international equities markets.

What is Datastream?

Datastream is a databank of international securities market data


  • equities & indices
  • bonds & indices; credit default swaps
  • futures, options & warrants
  • interest & exchange rates
  • commodities
  • unit & investment trusts
  • economics


  • 100+ markets/countries
  • time series starting late 1960s
  • frequency: daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly & yearly
  • updated daily

Software & Access

Software choices

MS Excel - Refinitiv Datastream add-in

  • Download directly into Excel
  • Retrieve multiple time series & datatypes (variables)
  • Use constituent lists or create custom lists to retrieve data for larger groups of time series

Individual sign-on either on a personal or departmental computer on which the Refinitiv Datastream Excel add-in has been installed.  The software is also available on one workstation in the Main Library Reference room (ask at the Reference Desk).
UGA users only!

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