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Finance, Accounting and Real Estate

The FSIT Lab has the following data feeds:

Bloomberg is a professional on-line database that provides real-time and historic trading data, analytics and research, and news for global financial markets. The markets include but are not limited to government securities, corporate securities, mortgage, money-market, indices, currency, commodities and equities.

Why use Bloomberg?

  • Monitor the news on a company, industry, economy

  • Find stock prices

  • Find price information on commodities and currencies

  • Find members of S&P 500 or other equity indices

  • Build and maintain stock/bond portfolios

Bloomberg terminal is located in the Mini lab in room T-54. One can launch Bloomberg by clicking the icon , which may be on the desktop or can be found by clicking Start > All Programs > Bloomberg.

After launching Bloomberg, you will see the following page, which asks you to login and provides Customer Support phone numbers. Figure: Bloomberg login page (Coming soon)

After clicking the red key , Bloomberg will allow you login with a user name and a password. If you don’t have them, you may create an account now by clicking the green key .

There are 5 steps to create an account: 

  1. 1) choose a language
  2. 2) fill in your contact information
  3. 3) choose your interests and answer if you have used
  4. 4) choose your user name and password
  5. 5) verify your information you entered in the previous steps.

Now you have created your account and you can login with your account, but to get the full functionality, you have to wait until you get a phone call from a Bloomberg representative. Usually, you just need to wait a few minutes.

There are three ways to logoff from Bloomberg: 

  1. 1) typing OFF and pressing 
  2. 2) right clicking the mouse and choose EXIT OK
  3. 3) press the red key DEFAULT on the keyboard.

Thomson One Banker
Thomson ONE Banker provides access to relevant real-time global market data, news, and authoritative content from industry-leading sources. The web interface of Thomson ONE Banker has the following modules:

  • Company Analysis

  • Indices

  • Comparables

  • Market Awareness

  • Ownership

  • Deals Analysis

  • Private Equity

  • Officers & Directors

  • Screening & Targeting

Thomson One Investment Management
Thomson ONE Investment Management allows asset managers and research analysts to evaluate securities and analyze their portfolios with a solution that combines real-time market data, referential content such as research and estimates, and corporate events, transcripts and company guidance with portfolio analytics and tools in one complete platform. SDC Platinum: SDC Platinum lets you access Securities Data Company’s online databases of financial transactions. It enables you to identify comparable transactions, monitor markets and industries, prospect for new business and evaluate advisors. SDC provides the following modules:

  • Global New Issues

  • Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Corporate Governance

  • Corporate Restructuring

  • VentureXpert

  • Securities Trading

  • Industry Specific

  • Global Public Finance

ARGUS Commercial Real Estate
ARGUS models all aspects of the real estate life cycle from initial acquisition, through development, to lease up, and disposition. This software provides the complete solution for managing and growing your commercial real estate portfolio. ARGUS can also be used to value assets, view partnership structures and analyze debt financing.

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS)
WRDS  is a gateway to financial, accounting, banking, economics, management, and marketing data accessible through a single web-based interface provided by the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Kogod's subscription includes access to Standard Poor’s Compustat Global and Compustat North America, as well as to CRSP’s daily and monthly stocks.  View website

Compustat North America
Standard & Poor's Compustat North America provides the annual and quarterly Income Statement, Balance Sheet, Statement of Cash Flows, and supplemental data items on most publicly held companies in the United States and Canada. Financial data items are collected from a wide variety of sources including news wire services, news releases, shareholder reports, direct company contacts, and quarterly and annual documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Compustat files also contain information on aggregates, industry segments, banks, market prices, dividends, and earnings. Depending upon the data set, coverage may extend as far back as 1950 through the most recent year-end.

Center for Research in Security Prices (CRSP)
The Center for Research in Security Prices maintains the most comprehensive collection of security price, return, and volume data for the NYSE, AMEX and Nasdaq stock markets. Additional CRSP files provide stock indices, beta- and cap-based portfolio, treasury bond and risk-free rates, and mutual fund databases.

Palisades @RISK
Software for risk and decision analysis that works with Excel to provide detailed "what-if?" analysis in spreadsheet models. Widely used in operations analysis, risk management and corporate finance. @RISK performs risk analysis using Monte Carlo simulation to show you many possible outcomes and tells you how likely they are to occur. This means you can judge which risks to take and which ones to avoid, allowing for the best decision making under uncertainty.

The following statistical analysis packages are available: SAS, Stata and Eviews.

Information Technology/Management

  • MS Access - Database program

  • MS Excel - Spreadsheet software

  • MS Project - Project management software

  • MS Visio - Microsoft software product for creating a wide variety of business and technical drawings.

  • Dreamweaver - Web design package

  • Expert Choice - Collaboration and decision-support software

  • Certiprep - MS Office training and testing software

  • iQsystem Exams - MS Office certification exam

  • LINDO - Optimization Modeling Software for Linear, Nonlinear, and Integer Programming

  • POM - Product operation management software package


  • Claritas Consumer Point - Geo-demographic marketing research

  • DirectRT - Reaction time measuring program for lab experiments

  • MarkStrat - Online learning software for strategic marketing

  • MediaLab - Questionnaires and multi-media experiments

AU Library

Link to library how to access business resources by subject , any Guides, how to find a journal and how to contact the Library