TOP REASONS TO SWITCH TO THOMSON REUTERS EIKON
Eikon offers a significant number of advantages including the ability to more easily track economic events, access to industry-leading macro content, powerful charting capabilities and pre-built charts with analysis.
The highlights below provide you with a flavor of what Eikon has to offer.
1. A better desktop experience
Eikon provides world class data and market leading news with fast search and screens you can easily customize to suit your needs. Explore via “top down” index analysis, country and industry views, or “bottom up” company views.
2. Cross-Asset Content
Combining EcoWin’s macro content with Datastream’s deep cross asset database has resulted in industry-leading content coverage and history, totaling over 360 million time series.
3. Track Economic Events
Set calendar updates and alerts, and quickly compare and contrast results with consensus estimates to identify market-moving positive/negative surprises.
4. Explore trends risks and opportunities
Economic data can be screened against over 80 criteria and analyzed using a variety of visualization tools. Data includes unique Sovereign
Fragility indices from Fathom Consulting, as well as macro indicators and forecasts from Oxford Economics and World Bank WDI.
Stay on top of market moving releases delivered via desktop or email so you never miss an important event.
6. Charting and analysis powered by Datastream
Access charts via multi-tabs or multi-windows to suit your way of working. Create powerful, visually impactful presentations with a library of pre-built economic charts, including expert analysis from economists at Fathom Consulting.
7. Predict economic data
Thomson Reuters Starmine uses contributor weightings to calculate a weighted average known as the SmartEstimate which provides an even more accurate prediction of an upcoming economic announcement such as US Non-farm payrolls or UK GDP.
8. Historical analysis and back-testing
View economic data as it was originally reported upon release, then view how it changed over time. It supports historical analysis and back-testing so you can better understand how likely your strategy is to succeed.
9. Market expectations
Reuters polls help you track market expectations covering foreign exchange rates, macroeconomic indicators, interest rates, asset allocation and commodities and energy instruments, providing a context for developing your own economic and market scenarios.
10. Integration with Microsoft Office
The Microsoft Office Add-In includes tools to facilitate deep analysis of premium content sets including Economics, Fundamentals, StarMine Analytics, I/B/E/S & Smart Estimates and KPIs. Intuitive search and function building tools makes model
building easier and you can quickly build and update presentations or reports by using our linking capabilities from Excel to Word or PowerPoint.
Compare countries while visualizing economic indicators like GDP, Inflation, etc.
OTHER KEY FEATURES AND CONTENT INCLUDES
News Extensive coverage from Reuters News including general, political and financial markets news.
Social media monitoring – Eikon also offers social media monitoring and sentiment analysis
Mobile - Eikon Mobile delivers the latest news, critical information, charts and tools on tablets or Smartphones.
I/B/E/S Global Aggregates offers objective, quantitative information to help you with asset allocation and global valuation decisions.
Research – access external Research reports in Eikon and publish internal research within your firm.
Collaboration tools tools – Eikon provides integrated collaboration and messaging tools connecting you to a community of over 210,000 financial professionals from more than 180 countries.
Datastream content is also available through MATLAB®, for financial modeling, analysis and application development, and EViews, for statistical analysis, forecasting and modeling.