4/27/12

I found a website called Trading Economics that's probably the next best thing to Bloomberg and Capital IQ with real-time financial market data movements and economic indicators. It has information on stock markets, exchange rates, fixed income, and commodities that you can export to Excel.... FOR FREE

Here's the link: http://tradingeconomics.com/

Comments (12)

4/27/12

just went on the link.. its only a free trial. am i missing something?

Financial Modeling

4/27/12

lol nvm you gotta pay for the trial as well.

4/27/12
canyonman:

lol nvm you gotta pay for the trial as well.

You don't need to make an account. That will just give you more indicators, but you can still use the ones they provide for free, which is a hell of a lot better than nothing.

  • Anonymous Monkey
  •  11/9/15

I would advise not to sign up for the 99 USD 1-week trial. I signed up for this trial but I did not received access to their website nor did I received confirmation of purchase. In the meanwhile the trial fee of USD 99 and the monthly fees are charged from the credit card.

4/27/12

how do i pull up that screenshot lol?

4/27/12
canyonman:

how do i pull up that screenshot lol?

lolol. That's Bloomberg. I take it you don't have Bloomberg at your school?

11/9/15

thanks, i read an article regarding this couple days back, and was searching for the paper.

11/9/15

Thank you for the useful article! Very informative!

11/9/15

The rigor of an undergrad econ degree is what you make of it. If you have multivariable and linear algebra then you're in good shape- probably best to have some exposure to calculus based probability too- i.e. probability density functions. You won't need measure theory like the Borel-Cantelli lemmas or anything at that level.

Trading really runs the gamut. I've seen a lot of jocks who played college lacrosse or football- usually on cash desks. For derivatives, having a math or engineering background is quite standard, but the work is less technical than you would think. Most likely the quants develop the model and the trader enters in inputs and then makes adjustments based on intuition. Quick and accurate mental math is probably the most useful skill. In terms of coursework, an intro class in VBA or C++ would be really helpful so you can implement equations in code and create more powerful spreadsheets.

11/9/15
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