Monday, August 10, 2009

(FOREX) Data Base Manual

WEFA’s Foreign Exchange Database (FOREX) provides detailed information on exchange rates for approximately 190 countries vis-à-vis the U.S. dollar. These data are of importance to those who follow the highly volatile foreign exchange markets and have experienced difficulty in obtaining historical exchange rate data.

The database contains over 600 time series available on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. Start dates vary for the individual series but most weekly time series begin the second week in 1980. The majority of monthly time series begin in January 1957. The important characteristics of these data are their timeliness and accuracy. The daily exchange rates are updated by 12:00 noon (EST) each business day.The weekly exchange rates are available for client access by noon (EST) each business Monday. The monthly exchange rates are updated by the first week of each month for the previous month’s data.

The manual is arranged by periodicity and type of exchange rate, with available countries listed alphabetically within each table. Please note that the abbreviation NCU is used throughout the manual to denote National Currency Units. Download links:

FOREX Data Base Manual

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FOREX Data Base Manual

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