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Last Updated: May 14, 2020     Views: 596

The library has multiple resources you can use for bonds searching: Datastream, Bloomberg, and WRDS.


1.    Datastream divides its bonds into 2 sections: bonds coming directly from a country (Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and the United States), and those covered by other organizations, such as JP Morgan, Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch, Paribas, etc.
2.    Here is a guide to help you with bonds searching in Datastream: 

The library has Datastream on one of the computers at CURVE. GSU patrons are welcome to come in and use it. 


Bloomberg also has current and historical bonds data for from both corporate and governments.
1.    Corporate Bonds:

  • Search by Issuer:
  • Ticker Symbol <CORP> <GO> (This will list all bonds issued by the equity. Choose a specific bond for more information.)
  • To search for specific bond: <SRCH> <GO> OR Ticker Symbol Coupon Rate Maturity <CORP> <GO>

2.    Government Bonds:

  • 1)    Enter:  WB <GO> for a listing of benchmark government bonds around the world
  • 2)    US Treasury Bonds directly enter: CT10 <GOVT> <GO> for the 10 year bond or CT5 <GOVT> <GO> for the 5 year (This formula can be used for any US benchmark bond)
  • 3)    US Generic Bonds enter: USGG5YR <INDEX> <GO> for the 5 year or USGG10YR <INDEX> <GO> for 10 years.

Bloomberg guide and Terminal locations


1.    Find it in the library database list:
2.    You will need to create your own account on the login page.
3.    Once you get the account and logged in, go to GET DATA button (on the top right) -> ALL DATA (at the bottom of the drop-down list) ->  TRACE (last link of the Third Party Subscriptions section). There you should be able to search bonds information.

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