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Finance & Investments

This guide includes basic terminology and ways to help you find financial and investment information.

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS)

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) is an Internet-based data service from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. WRDS provides a simple, powerful web data interface for a variety of financial research applications, plus technical support to programming in SAS, FORTRAN, or C. Financial support for WRDS is jointly provided by UT Knoxville's Haslam Business and the University Libraries.

WRDS access is limited to faculty and graduate student researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  For further information about access to WRDS at UT, contact the Haslam College of Business. To request an account visit the WRDS website.

The University of Tennessee's WRDS subscription includes access to:

Audit Analytics Fama French & Liquidity Factors
Bank Regulatory First Call
Blockholders IBES: Institutional Brokers Estimate System
Bureau van Dijk IRRC: Investor Responsibility Research Center
CBOE Indexes Nastraq
Capital IQ Transcript PHLX
COMPUSTAT North America & Global Penn World Tables
Corporate Library / Board Analyst

Risk Metrics

CRSP: Center for Research in Security Prices SEC Order Execution
DMEF Academic Data TAQ
Dow Jones Averages TRACE
EVENTUS Thomson / Refinitiv
FDIC: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation WRDS Insiders