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Financial Databases

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Finding Commodity Prices (Using EIU)

  1. Connect to EIU Market Indicators & Forecasts
  2. Go to Commodities tab.
  3. Choose / edit series > Yearly / quarterly indicators > Prices > Select the commodities
  4. Choose / edit years  > Select the years
  5. View tables

Finding Stock Prices (Using Factiva)

  1. Connect to Factiva
  2. Go to Companies/Markets tab > Quotes
  3. Select Instrument: Stocks. Key in the company's Symbol / ticker or do the "Symbol Lookup" if you don't know the symbol. Choose Historical Quote and fill up the options. Noticed that Factiva only has the past 5 years data.
  4. Result can be exported to Excel.

Finding Company News (Using Factiva)

  1. Connect to Factiva
  2. Go to Companies/Markets tab > Company
  3. Get Company Snapshot > select "Smart Lookup" from the dropdown menu and key-in the company name.


  4. Once you get the company snapshot, go to the News section.


  5. If you need older articles, go to Search tab > Search Builder
  6. Specify the Date and the Company, and hit the Search button.
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