- AMSPEC (The CSU Academic Mainframe
Specialty Center) FULL-TEXT
- SUBJECTS: Business, Finance, Economics
Restricted to CSULA Users
- The Academic Mainframe Specialty Center, AMSPEC, is located at
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. The center provides access to five large
financial databases (Compustat, CRSP, Disclosure, IMF, and FRB)
to students and faculty in business and economics throughout the
California State University (CSU) system. AMSPEC is guided and promoted
by the CSU's Business
Instructional Computing Council (BICC).
- FIVE DATABASES:
- Compustat--The Compustat files are produced by Standard
& Poor's Institutional Market Services, A Division of the McGraw-Hill
Companies, by extracting financial data from firms' annual and quarterly
reports and from their SEC filings (such as the 10 K and 8K reports).
AMSPEC refreshes the data quarterly. Compustat files consist of financial,
statistical and market information on over 22,000 industrial and non-industrial
CRSP--Published by the Center for Research in Security Prices,
Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago, the database consists
of stock market history files, AMSPEC holds a license for the Daily
Master/Returns file (DA) which contains NYSE/AMEX/NASDAQ data. The
NYSE data provides returns back to 1926, the AMEX returns are back
to 1962, and the NASDAQ returns are back to 1972.
Disclosure--Published by Thomson Financial, the database contains
Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings for 12,500 United States
corporations dating back to 1988.
IMF--Published by International Monetary Fund, this database
consists of International Monetary Fund time series data.
FRB--Published by NTIS, U.S. Department of commerce, this
database consists of Federal Reserve Board (FRB) data and FDIC required
annual bank report filings.