betas

Datastream – historical betas: part 2

Posted on 27 February 2012 by Stephen Ratcliffe

The previous post about historical betas outlined how to download a company beta using the Datastream local index (generally the whole market index) as the comparator. You may, however, wish to use a different comparator index such as FTSE100. To do this you need to open the Datastream program itself and use a slightly different
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Historical betas on Datastream

Posted on 27 February 2012 by Stephen Ratcliffe

To download the historical beta for a company you will need to use an expression held in Datastream rather than a regular datatype. Open up Excel and access the Time Series Request Box. For the series, enter the mnemonic or Datastream code of the company or look up the company using the Find Series button
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