The Maandblad voor Accountancy en Bedrijfseconomie MAB is now published as an open access journal through their website. Unfortunately not the whole archive is available but only articles starting 2017 onwards.
Question: I want to get company stock returns and returns of the relating index. But all I get is an index figure when I use RI in Datastream, not percentages. Is there a way to get the return in percentages?
Answer: Yes, there is.
- For the company you can enter in the datatype field: PCH#(X(RI),1D)
- For the relating index you can use: PCH#(X(LI#RI),1D) , where LI recognizes the correct index for each company.
Question: Where can I find historical data on house prices in Amsterdam or in the Netherlands?
Answer: The NVM – Dutch Association of Real Estate Brokers and Real Estate Experts, has a very nice website where you can download data per Region. You will get the prices in a PDF document.
Question: When I download the stock prices for UK listed companies, I see numbers like 4901. Isn’t this a little high for a stock price?
Answer: For UK listed companies prices are always listed in socalled GBX. And not in GBP. Not in Pounds, but in Pennies / Pence. You can divide the amount by 100 or translate the amount to Euro’s in the Time series request. In Wharton WRDS / Compustat / Global / Securities daily, you get the stock price in Pounds GBP.