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Price - adjusted and unadjusted (Berkshire Hathaway)

The BBC business news recently posted a report about Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway that is a great example of the difference between adjusted and unadjusted prices. 283 more words

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FAQ: CUSIPs in WRDS output

When you download data from WRDS to an Excel spreadsheet and include CUSIPs in your file, you often have CUSIPs that that look weird. See this example from CompuStat North America Index Constituents, the column Company Cusip should contain 9-digit CUSIPs: 207 more words


Phil Reed reblogged this on Business Research Plus and commented:

Using CUSIP codes can cause headaches in Excel. They can be confused with numbers expressed in scientific format or leading zeroes can be lost. The blog post below, written by EDSC, offers some assistance on the subject.

Indices and datatypes in Datastream

Thomson Reuters Datastream is possibly the largest database in terms of the numerical, historical data available. However, it can sometimes surprise with data not being available. 355 more words

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