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Finance: Datastream - Online help and training

What is Datastream?


Datastream provides historical financial information with over 35 million individual instruments or indicators across all major asset classes, including 8.5 million active economic indicators. It features 65 years of data, across 175 countries – providing statistical information you need to interpret market trends, economic cycles, and the impact of world events.

Unique content includes, Worldscope Fundamentals Point in Time data, and Reuters Polls. Data spans bond indices, bonds, commodities, convertibles, credit default swaps, derivatives, economics, energy, equities, equity indices, ESG, estimates, exchange rates, fixed income, funds, fundamentals, interest rates, and investment trusts..

Where is Datastream located?

Datastream is ONLY available on the University campus.  You can access Datastream via AppsAnywhere on University computers.

Aston University Library
On the first floor of the Library Building, there is one computer which you can book online to guarantee research time, access to the Datastream Helpdesk and support from the Business Information Specialist.

Datastream Training

Refinitiv provide online training courses for Datastream on the Financial & Risk Training site.  All the courses are free but you may be prompted to enter your Name and University email address to participate.

Datastream Training Courses

Datastream Certification

Refinitiv offers free online product certification for Datastream . The training program consists of a series of self-paced modules (20-30 minutes in length) which are available online 24/7. The final exam is also available online and consists of 30 multiple choice questions.

Datastream Product Certification