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online financial data system a data system available online that gives financial information, for example, about securities, prices, and stock exchange transactions

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  • Passive Portfolio Management and Fixed-Income Investing

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    than the other fixed-income indices. Either way, it is clear that fixed income should be included in a diversified portfolio. Figure 1. Total returns of selected fixed-income and equity indices (US$), 2002–12. For key to fund names, see Table 1. ( Source: Datastream) Table 1. Correlation
    By Andrew Ainsworth

  • The Impact of Demographics on Business and the World Economy

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    in 2005 and 2050. ( Source: US Census Bureau) Figure 2. Change in the dependency ratio 2005–2050. ( Source: US Census Bureau) Figure 3. Current account balances in 2007 (US$ billion). ( Sources: IMF World Economic Outlook, October 2008; DataStream) Figures 1 and 2 should be read together
    By Gabriel Stein

  • The International Role of Islamic Finance

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    sale) or trust-based investments in existing or future assets—into marketable securities. Figure 1. Global issuance of sukuk, 2005–08. ( Source: IFIS, Bloomberg, Dealogic, Datastream) Before the financial crisis, the sukuk market soared in response to surging demand for shariah
    By Andreas Jobst

  • Venture Capital Funds as an Alternative Class of Investment

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    7% for the Nasdaq, respectively. Figure 2. Venture capital, S&P 500 and Nasdaq indexes. ( Source: Sand Hill Econometrics and Datastream. The Sand Hill All Industries index is presented) As noted earlier, funds in the venture industry are extremely heterogeneous. Rather than looking at industry-wide measures
    By Michael D. McKenzie, Bill Janeway


Definitions of ’Datastream’ and meaning of ’Datastream’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’Datastream’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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