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Political Fighting is Sorta Good...For the Markets

Yep. That’s about the only thing our political strife produces: solid stock performance. According to S&P Capital IQ research, a mix of a Democratic president and Republican Congress produces the highest annual returns for the Standard and Poor 500 Index (over 15 percent annually). 107 more words


Company Employee Data Using Different Databases

How many employees work for a company?

This would appear to be a simple question. But perhaps not…

Although the company in question will have a more exacting answer as to values at any particular point in time, this would be considered commercially sensitive information. 413 more words

Business Databases

From ISIN codes to Compustat (via Capital IQ using GVKEY, CUSIP and Name)

Given a list of North American company ISIN codes from the Markit credit default swap database (via a lookup database), you may want to join in quarterly company fundamentals from… 296 more words

Business Databases