Global Financial Data’s search features help you to find the files you need for your financial analysis. Tools are provided so you can quickly access the files you need.
GFD provides an Autosearch feature which allows you to go directly to the file using the name of a security or indicator. If you already know what you are looking for, this is the quickest way to access data or generate a graph.
If you want to discover what is in the database or search for a group of files, the Search Engine provides a versatile tool that can quickly search through the database. You can search by typing in words, choosing a country, choosing a year or set of years, choosing a series type (Government Bonds, Monetary Aggregates), a main indicator (10-year Government Bond Yields) or by combining these choices.
Finding individual securities can be easily done using the choices that are provided in the search engine. You can search by the name of the company, CUSIP, or SIC code, country of incorporation, security type (Preferred Stock, Government Bond), Stock Exchange, Sector, Industry, Year or Index Membership, or any combination of these variables to find the securities you want.
Once you have generated a result, you can get more information on a particular series, generate a graph or download the data. You can check off several files and export them together by importing them into one of our downloading tools. Or you can export your search results and review them at your leisure.
GFD provides three primary methods to search: