Databases

The NSE-ISB Trading Lab, with 32 terminals, aims to offer users a professional and real-time live trading experience, with access to premium financial databases such as Bloomberg Professional, Thomson Reuters Eikon, DataStream for Office, Morningstar Direct, CMIE Prowess, Capital IQ, CRSP and Wharton Research Data Services. The students will get hands-on trading experience, which will equip them with skills and knowledge necessary to understand the nitty-gritties of financial markets and tackle the challenges of the dynamic economy.
 

Bloomberg Professional
Bloomberg offers the Bloomberg Professional Service (BPS) to professionals in finance and other industries. Through BPS, users can monitor and analyse real-time financial market data and trade through the e-trading platform. The system also provides news, price quotes, and messaging across its secure proprietary network. Most large financial firms subscribe to the BPS. Several exchanges charge their own additional fees for access to real-time price feeds across the terminal.
Thomson Reuters Eikon
Thomson Reuters is a leading global source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. It delivers a powerful combination of information, analytics, and exclusive news on financial markets to financial professionals seeking to profit from global trading and investment opportunities. As the world’s most trusted news organisation, Thomson Reuters blends industry expertise with innovative technology to provide vital information to leading decision makers in several markets – financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, intellectual property and science and media.
Datastream for Office
Thomson Reuters Datastream Professional provides you access to the world’s largest and most valued historical financial numerical database. It is a robust tool that blends economic research and strategy with cross-asset analysis to uninterruptedly bring together top-down and bottom-up in a single, integrated application. Datastream provides global financial and macro-economic data and tools to make informed investment decisions and help authenticate your investment ideas.

Dynamic charting and smooth integration with Excel enables you to examine relationships and evaluate historical trends, and publish the results in MS Office. Datastream’s range of charting and reporting tools enable you to improvise and exhibit, or simply download the data in a customisable manner. With Datastream, you can also get a set of MS-Office add-ins that enable you to access the Datastream database directly from within Excel, Word, or PowerPoint – this enables you to create and insert data requests directly into your spreadsheet, document, or presentation.

Datastream delivers unmatched depth and breadth of coverage across the complete range of instrument types. It provides global equity coverage direct from the stock markets, comprehensive market indices, economic data direct from national government sources, the OECD and the IMF, fixed income securities and associated indices, commodities and derivatives data. It also provides forecast earnings data from IBES, primary data from Worldscope and value-added data sets from esteemed sources such as MSCI, DJ Stoxx and FTSE All World.
Morningstar Direct
Morningstar is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. It provides stock market analysis; research, ratings and picks on equity, mutual fund and ETF; portfolio tools; and plan research on IRA, 401k and 529. Morningstar provides data on nearly 500,000 investment offerings that include stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on about 15 million equities, indexes, futures, options, commodities, and precious metals, apart from foreign exchange and treasury markets. Morningstar, through its registered investment advisor subsidiaries, also offers investment management services. With operations in 27 countries, the company has close to $179 billion in assets under advisement and management, as on March 31, 2015.
Others
Users in the Trading Lab may access the following information:
  • Historical financial data from various databases
  • Security prices and trading volume, financial statement items for most of the companies listed in major markets worldwide
  • IBES' analyst projections for earnings and sales
  • Stock market indices, bond prices and interest rates
  • Mutual fund and stock ownership information
  • Options data
  • Macroeconomic time series
  • International data, marketing and industry reports
  • Web usage data