Is there a cheaper alternative to a Bloomberg Terminal?

Discussion in 'Trading' started by Daal, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. Daal


    For those who dont want to blow $1,500 a month. Reuters?I'm mainly interest in real time market data for all kinds of obscure markets and realtime news
  2. Thompson Financial ~$800/month but IMHO bloomberg is worth every penny of the $1,800/month (plus add-ons & exchange feeds) it costs
  3. 1800$/month with anywhere subscription too?
  4. freddel


  5. Factset
  6. Lornz


    How is that cheaper?

    Both Factset and Capital IQ cost about the same as a Bloomberg Terminal. They also have a requirement of a certain number of accounts, as far as I know.
  7. IIRC thomson (reuters) seems cheaper but is about the same as bbg once you get the same packages as bbg. even then nothing compares to bbg.
  8. Eethkr


    Its gonna be hard to find a program that handles everything Bloomberg terminal does for you. You may be able to find specific functions in Bloomberg online for free. For example I consider to be a good alternative to Bloomberg's EQS function.
    #10     Apr 3, 2016