[R-SIG-Finance] Finance Data

Brian G. Peterson brian at braverock.com
Sun Jul 12 17:50:40 CEST 2009

malcolm Crouch wrote:
> Thanks for this , this has been a great help . I found exactly what I am
> looking for .
> However I was wondering the following : I notice in the financial press that
> with each figure there is an estimate attached :
> e.g Unemployment expected 9.45 currently at 9.4 .
> Does  anyone know of a reliable place to get estimates ?


The "estimate" is typically a consensus average of analyst or economist 
estimates on the statistic in question.  Several commercial data providers sell 
  access to these estimates, or you can take them out of the paper.  There is 
no free source that I am aware of.


    - Brian

Brian G. Peterson
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