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  • 14 Jul 2020

    Computing Risk-Free Rates using Zero Coupon Bonds - and Excess Returns

    In this article we compute risk-free rates using zero-coupon bonds and then show how to calculate excess returns for any instrument.

  • 05 Jul 2020

    Dataquery – a syntax builder for screening with Eikon Data API.

    This article describes a syntax builder designed to assist Eikon Data API users with creating screening and data aggregation requests.

  • 03 Jul 2020

    Get Coronavirus Cases Latest And Timeseries Statistic with Eikon Data API(Python)

    This article demonstrates how to find RIC(Refinitiv Identifier Code) for each country/territory statistic of infected cases and how to retrieve the coronavirus statistic using Eikon Data API(Python)

  • 30 Jun 2020

    Evolution of ESG Disclosures

    This article examines the evolution of ESG disclosures by companies over time. It uses the universe of companies, for which Refinitiv has been collacting ESG data since 2002, and examines how the number of ESG metrics that these companies report on evolved between 2002 and now.

  • 22 Jun 2020

    Build the Symbology Conversion Chat Bot with Refinitiv Messenger Bot and Eikon Data APIs

    This article shows how to integrates Messenger Bot API with Eikon Data API to create a basic interactive chat bot that covert symbology for Refinitiv Workspace messenger application users.

  • 15 May 2020

    Introduction to Equity Pair Trading

    This article will cover the Equity Pair trading use case and go from a single pair example to an industrialised search process with commonly used statistical tests, combinatoric generators and computed in a brute force fashion using vectorization and parallelization where appropriate

  • 12 May 2020

    Investigating the effect of Company Announcements on their Share Price following COVID-19 (using the S&P 500)

    Creating a framework to investigate whether the Announcement of Financial Statements after COVID impacted the price of stocks in any specific industry sector in the USA.

  • 03 Apr 2020

    Using DataStream to Generate Coronavirus Cumulative Cases in Geographical Map

    The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has been labelled a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). The spread number has been changed day by day across various regions/countries. This aricle demonstrate how to create Interactive ChroroplethMap using data from DataStream.

  • 01 Apr 2020

    Retrieve Cross Economic Data using Eikon Data API(Python) | Refinitiv

    This article explains steps to retrieve Cross Economic Data using Eikon Data API(Python)

  • 31 Mar 2020

    Eikon Excel Company Tearsheet in Python (Part 2)

    We re-create Eikon Excel Company Tearsheet in Python, explaining the steps, and ending up with complete Company Tearsheet Jupiter notebook (Part 2)

  • 25 Mar 2020

    How to get Fundamentals Company Geographic Sales Breakdown with Eikon Data APIs | Refinitiv

    This article shows how to get Company Geographic Sale information from Reuters Fundamentals, then breakdown and display it as a graph for busincess decision with Eikon Data API.

  • 24 Mar 2020

    How to integrate ESG data into investment decisions

    Learn how you can leverage Refinitiv's leading data and APIs to integrate ESG data when making your investment decisions.

  • 19 Mar 2020

    Eikon Excel Company Tearsheet in Python (Part 1)

    We re-create Eikon Excel Company Tearsheet in Python, explaining the steps, and ending up with complete Company Tearsheet Jupiter notebook.

  • 18 Mar 2020

    Accessing saved list on Eikon Desktop using Eikon Data API(Python)

    Accessing saved list on Eikon Desktop using Eikon Data API(Python)

  • 11 Mar 2020

    Create Technical Analysis triggers and signals using the Eikon Data API

    Create technical analysis triggers without needing to use charts and visually identify signals with the Eikon Data API. These events are then used to post the signals to a chat room using the Refinitiv Messenger BOT API

  • 10 Mar 2020

    Yield Map charting with Eikon Data API

    This python model creates a chart for a bonds portfolio and builds yield curves from its constituents automatically using Eikon Data API.

  • 09 Mar 2020

    Commodity seasonality charts with Eikon Data API

    This module allows the user to plot a seasonality chart for a futures contract in python with Eikon Data API.

  • 05 Mar 2020

    Yield curve principal component analysis with Eikon Data API

    This python model performs the PCA decomposition of a defined list of rates instruments (e.g. treasuries or IR swaps) using Eikon Data API, Additionally this model calculates the mean reversion on a curve trade as well as optimal holding period.

  • 04 Mar 2020

    Inflation versus Dollar Cost Averaging on Pension Fund | Refinitiv

    This article will demonstrate how to calculate performance on a fund using Dollar-Cost Averaging strategy versus Inflation

  • 03 Mar 2020

    Measuring the impact of hedging on the VaR of an FX portfolio in python with Eikon Data API

    This model calculates a parametric Value-at-Risk on an FX portfolio, and measures the impact from changing % of FX positions being hedged.

  • 28 Feb 2020

    Financial Reporting with Eikon and Excel

    If you work in finance, the majority of your work probably happens online: You may periodically check an internal dashboard in your web browser or look at ticking prices in the Eikon terminal. Nevertheless, your boss may want you to send them a good old Excel factsheet at the end of each day.

  • 22 Dec 2019

    Economic Value Added

    This article explores the concept of Economic Value Added and provides an example of calculating company's Economic profit using company fundamental data retrieved from Eikon.

  • 03 Dec 2019

    ESG Disclosures

    This article examines the distribution of companies disclosures across metrics in Refinitiv ESG dataset. It also probes whether higher disclosure rate is associated with better stock price performance or company profitability metrics such as return on assets (ROA) or return on equity (ROE). 

  • 01 Dec 2019

    Offline Installation for Eikon Data APIs(Python)

    Offline Installation for Eikon Data APIs(Python) | Refinitiv

  • 25 Nov 2019

    Portfolio optimization in Modern Portfolio Theory

    In Modern Portfolio Theory (MPT) the goal of portfolio optimization is to maximize expected portfolio return for a given level of market risk or conversely to minimize the risk for a given expected return. This article demonstrates MPT portfolio optimization techniques for small portfolio of US stocks.

  • 11 Oct 2019

    Setup Jupyter Notebook for R

    R is widely used among statisticians and data miners for developing statistical software and data analysis. This article demonstrates steps to setup Jupyter Notebook for R to be used with Refinitiv's APIs on Windows.

  • 01 Sep 2019

    Eikon Data API(Python) Troubleshooting | Refinitiv

    Briefly describe different options to ensure that Eikon Data API(Python) is installed properly and Eikon Desktop is running properly.

  • 29 Jan 2019

    Eikon Data API - New Python Quants Video Tutorial Series

    To coincide with the release of the Eikon Data API, the Developer Community team have been working with Dr. Yves Hilpisch (author and founder of The Python Quants) to create a series of 13 tutorial videos and accompanying Jupyter notebooks - on various applications of this new API. 

  • 29 Jan 2019

    Release of Eikon Data API 1.0.0

    We are delighted to announce the release of the Eikon Data API 1.0.0 and its companion Python library. This API which has been in Beta for a while, brings a brand new experience to Eikon users who want to power-up their desktop applications and scripts with Eikon data. We would like to thank all beta users for their engagement and valuable feedback.


  • 08 Oct 2018

    Developer Days - Amsterdam & Stockholm

    It was fantastic to host Developer Day events in both Amsterdam and Stockholm and we were delighted you found the events relevant and useful.

    We are busy going through your feedback - but in the meantime we wanted to provide you with resources and presentations given on the day.

  • 14 Aug 2018

    Developer Day - New York

    On Tuesday July 14th, developers from the NY Metropolitan area joined us at 3 Times Square for our first Developer Day in the North American region. This half-day event was an opportunity for developers to network and expand their community while they learned coding tips from our experts and experienced demos in our innovation booths. Some attendees were also lucky enough to win prizes that enable and support their own personal experiments.

  • 22 Jun 2018

    Developer Day - London

    It was fantastic to host over 100 of you from our Developer Community in London on 14th June. 100% of you said the topics were relevant and interesting in your feedback surveys which is fantastic to hear! In addition, 60% of you said you are most interested in learning about data science and machine learning.

  • 28 Mar 2018

    .NET Libraries for Eikon Data APIs Quick Start

    The Eikon Data APIs provide simple access to users who require programmatic access to Refinitiv data on the desktop. These APIs are intended for Eikon users.

    This document will explain how to install and use .NET libraries for Eikon Data APIs.

  • 05 Jan 2018

    Introduction to News Sentiment Analysis with Eikon Data APIs - a Python example

    This article will demonstrate how we can conduct a simple sentiment analysis of news delivered via our new Eikon Data APIs and some really great python packages. Jupyter Notebook is available via github.

  • 05 Jan 2018

    Event-driven financial calculations with Thomson Reuters Eikon for Excel and Visual Basic for Applications

    Examining event-driven financial calculations in Eikon Excel by explaining the procedure of building a real-time z-spread calculator for a list of fixed income instruments.

  • 28 Dec 2017

    Generating Alpha using Starmine Analytical Models - a Python example

    This article will demonstrate how we can use Starmine Analytical Models to derive insight and generate alpha, in this case, for equity markets. I will be using our new Eikon Data APIs in this Python example. This Jupyter notebook is available on github for you to download.

  • 23 Nov 2017

    Using AdfinX Analytics in Python

    Adfin Analytics are only available as part of Eikon Excel add-in and as a COM library. There’s no native Python implementation of Adfin Analytics. This article explains how to use AdfinX Analytics in Python and provides a code sample.

  • 06 Sep 2017

    U.S. Presidents - The first 100 Days

    U.S. Presidents - The first 100 Days

  • 28 Jun 2017

    Developer Webcast: Intro to Eikon Web & Scripting API Beta

    This recorded webcast will show you how simple yet powerful it is to access all the power of Eikon using our new Eikon Web & Scripting APIs.These APIs are web based to simplify integration into almost any client technology – such as traditional managed environments such as Java/.NET as well as scripting and web environments. We will be using a native Python version for this demo.We wanted to give you access to our next generation APIs – right now – as we are very keen to get your feedback.

  • 28 Apr 2017

    Webinar Recording: Intro to Eikon SideX Side Integration API

    Want to integrate Thomson Reuters Eikon with other internal and partner applications on the desktop? Want to dramatically simplify your desktop workflows?In this developer webinar, we introduce our new Eikon Side by Side Integration API. Every day financial market professionals use an increasing number of applications essential to their job. This new API offers the ability to dynamically connect proprietary applications to Eikon and each other to both improve and simplify workflow. Find out what can be achieved with this new API and how easily this can be done by viewing this webinar.

  • 31 Mar 2017

    Using Eikon .NET SDK in Matlab

    This article provides an example of how Eikon .NET SDK can be used in Matlab to retrieve timeseries of price history and to subscribe to streaming market data.

  • 30 Aug 2016

    New Content Newsletter July 2016

    Welcome to the July edition of the Content Services Monthly Newsletter. This is designed to highlight new content that is being added to TR products and services in a quick easy to digest format.

  • 13 Jul 2016

    Tracking China’s global ambition with new FX indices

    Turning the renminbi (RMB) into a truly global currency is at the forefront of China’s ambitions. As a sign of its progress, the RMB is now being benchmarked against China’s most important trade partner currencies.

  • 30 Mar 2016

    StarMine scores 80% right in Q4 earnings surprise forecast

    At the beginning of the fourth quarter, the StarMine research team at Thomson Reuters perused corporate earnings forecasts in search of companies that it believed would be most likely to report a big surprise (positive or negative) when they announced their results. All the numbers are in and we find that StarMine was right in eight out of the 10 picks – just above its historical average.

  • 07 Mar 2016

    A global view: track risks and opportunities on Eikon

    China’s currency has been buffeted by volatility and uncertainty in recent months but this should not mask the country’s progress with its global aspirations and the internationalization of the renminbi (RMB).

  • 18 Jan 2016

    So everyone is hedging their raw materials, right?

    So everyone is hedging their raw materials, right? Surprisingly, no.

  • 21 Dec 2015

    How did TR accurately forecast Argentina's soybean crop?

    Argentina’s harvest is in the books and another shockingly divergent estimate from our Lanworth team at Thomson Reuters has again become a reality. Thomson Reuters Eikon customers were well placed to capitalize on March-May price drops as the market eventually recognized massive Argentine supply.

  • 03 Nov 2015

    Eikon for the equities professional – a deep dive

    Thomson Reuters Eikon provides data, analytics and insight for equities traders, guiding them through each step of the trade. Earlier this summer, we explored some of the key capabilities in Eikon to help traders monitor the market and prepare for their day. Once one has an idea of what is

  • 03 Nov 2015

    Eikon for the agriculture professional – a deep dive

    Thomson Reuters Eikon provides a wide range of insight and tools for commodities analysis, research, trading and operations tailored to the agriculture markets. Workflow is key to success, and our apps guide the agriculture professional through each step of their daily processes. News, fundamental data, weather analysis and more are all

  • 03 Nov 2015

    5 ways to visualize healthcare data in Thomson Reuters Eikon

    Here are 5 ways to visualize healthcare data in Thomson Reuters Eikon. Healthcare data for financial advisors and analysts is typically found via a significantly fragmented and inefficient workflow. Financial professionals have to use several different products and spend time reconciling data points to create models. But in the new Healthcare Intelligence app in Thomson

Upcoming Events

  • 21 Jul 2020

    21st Python for Quant Finance Meetup (Virtual)


    Refinitiv is proud to support this very popular meetup in the Python Quant Finance space. Usually an in-person event - due to the situation it is now virtual so we hope many more of you can attend. 

  • 30 Jul 2020

    AMERS/EMEA Webinar: CodeBook -Cloud-hosted Python Scripting


    This webinar is focused on CodeBook - our new cloud-hosted scripting environment, which supports rapid design of bespoke workflows directly in the desktop.

  • 11 Aug 2020

    APAC Webinar: Quickly Retrieve Data Using Python & Notebooks


    The market is transforming with a rapid increase in the number of financial coders, who rely on scripting to automate their daily routines. With the global rise in the number of bankers and traders who code using Python, Codebook becomes a key driver for leading conversations around product customization and proprietary workflow design.