sources of wide range of historic and real-time macro data?

Discussion in 'Data Sets and Feeds' started by Buurzgoth, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. Hi everyone,
    Could anyone point me to companies which provide both historic and current data for a wide arrange of macro data (i.e. ags acreage and yield estimates, interest rates, ags imports/exports, energy storage levels, stock/index/commodities prices, etc.)?

    I believe Bloomberg has some (or all?) of that data, but do they also have API to pull in historical data? Do any other companies provide something like that?

    I appreciate your help,
  2. t482


    Check out R - nice plugins to St Louis FED
  3. A lot of good plugins are available in R, they will scrap data from a large no. of sites.
  4. Regarding R: any good links for add-on packages which scrape the data from websites? I tried and but add-ons which scrape the data there seem to be quite limited.

    I would also appreciate any other pointers regarding whether other companies (or Bloomberg) provides this data (paid data is also ok for me).