Macrobond Adds Morningstar Fund Data Jul 16, 2014

Swedish time-series data and analytics vendor Macrobond adds Morningstar fund data to meet increasing demand from customers. Morningstar will provide fund market data for mutual funds, closed-end funds, exchange-traded funds, hedge funds, and pension and insurance funds, for funds available for sale in Europe, Asia and North America.

Tomas Liljeborg, chief executive for Macrobond comments: “We are very excited to include Morningstar’s fund data on the Macrobond Platform. We can now offer a unique solution where our customers can combine fund data with Macrobond’s financial and economic time series data directly within our charting and analytics software. This will enable our customers to perform more in-depth research and smarter, faster investment decisions.”

George Sallfeldt, Chief Executive Officer for Morningstar Sweden comments: “The quality and timeliness of our investment data is truly at the heart of what we do. Through our agreement with Macrobond, we are pleased to be able to share our high- quality fund data with a greater number of fund investors.”

About Morningstar Sweden and Morningstar, Inc.

Morningstar Sweden is a subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of products and services for individual investors, financial advisors, asset managers, and retirement plan providers and sponsors. Morningstar provides data on approximately 456,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on more than 12 million equities, indexes, futures, options, commodities, and precious metals, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets. Morningstar also offers investment management services through its registered investment advisor subsidiaries and had approximately $164 billion in assets under advisement and management as of March 31, 2014. The company has operations in 27 countries.


Macrobond opens in New YorkApr 28, 2014

Macrobond is pleased to announce the opening of its new sales and support office in the Americas. In order to cater to a growing client base in the US, we have now opened an office in New York to provide faster, more responsive support to existing clients and to continue to reach out to new clients.

Our new office is based at:

Macrobond Financial Inc.
575 Madison Avenue
New York, NY, 10022

We welcome you to contact us on our new US-based support line, as an alternative to the current Swedish / UK support numbers for any support or sales related queries.

Telephone: +1 212 960-3243


USDA FAS Production, Supply and Distribution data now availableNov 27, 2013

Macrobond is happy to announce that we have expanded our database with the addition of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service's Production, Supply and Distribution (PSD) data. This data set contains current and historical official USDA data on production, supply and distribution of agricultural commodities for the United States and key producing and consuming countries and consists of 27 000 active annual frequency series together with 9 000 discontinued reference series.

The international portion of the data is updated with input from agricultural attachés stationed at U.S. embassies around the world, FAS commodity analysts and country and commodity analysts with the Economic Research Service (ERS). The U.S. domestic component is updated with input from analysts in FAS, ERS, the National Agricultural Statistical Service and the Farm Service Agency (FSA).

Data is released throughout the year once or twice per month with each update covering a portion of the total data set. Data on major commodities from significant countries are updated multiple times per year while other parts of the database are updated only when new information becomes available. To view a schedule of past and upcoming releases please visit:

The data has been integrated in the existing Tree structure for each country making the series available in Foreign Trade in the Trade category, Agricultural Production in the Production category and Stock Levels/Inventories and Consumption in the Commodities & Energy category. There is also an aggregated view available in Economics - by source > U.S. Department of Agriculture > USDA Production, Supply and Distribution (PSD).


Consensus Economics available on MacrobondOct 9, 2013

Macrobond and Consensus Economics have jointly launched a new historical database on the Macrobond research system. Beginning in October 2013, Macrobond users will be able to access and manipulate Consensus Forecast time series data, both current monthly updates and historical, for charts and reports, together with Macrobond’s global economic and financial databases.

For users wishing to see in more detail how the Consensus Forecasts current and historical data series are displayed within Macrobond, the time series for Canada (with Consensus Forecast history back to October 1989) have been made available for a 30 day free trial to all our customers.

By subscribing to this database, you can access current and historical monthly Consensus Economic forecasts for key macroeconomic variables across an extensive range of countries in North America, Europe (including Eastern Europe), the Asia Pacific region and Latin America.

Number of Data Series: Over 1000

Number of Countries: Over 80

Number of Contributors: Over 700 forecasting panellists. Common definitions and time horizons are imposed by the rigorous survey methodology, to ensure consistency and accuracy.

Data History: From October 1989 for the G7 Countries & Western Europe; From 1995 for the major Asia Pacific countries; From May 1998 for the main Eastern European countries; and From March 1993 for the major Latin American countries

Update Cycle: Monthly

Period Estimates: Current Year and Following Year

About Consensus Economics

Consensus Economics Inc, founded in 1989, is the world's leading international economic survey organization and polls more than 700 economists each month to obtain their forecasts and views for over 80 countries. During the past two and a half decades Consensus Economics has cultivated its growing network of economists, drawing upon the expertise of well-established local consultancies and large teams of professionals in the banks who research particular countries and regions. Consensus Economics is often seen as the macroeconomic forecast benchmark by investment and planning managers, as well as government and public sector institutions, who find its data useful, effective and accurate.


If you would like further information regarding this service on Macrobond contact your Macrobond Account Representative or Consensus Economics directly.


MBA National Delinquency Survey availableJun 2, 2014

The National Delinquency Survey is one of the most recognized sources for residential mortgage delinquency and foreclosure rates. Based on a sample of approximately 41.6 million mortgage loans serviced by mortgage companies, commercial banks, thrifts, credit unions and others, NDS provides quarterly delinquency and foreclosure statistics at the national, regional and state levels.

Delinquency and foreclosure measures are broken out into loan type (prime, subprime, VA and FHA) and fixed and adjustable rate products. At each geographic classification, there are 7 measures: total delinquencies, delinquency by past due category (30-59 days, 60-89 days and 90 days and over), new foreclosures, foreclosure inventory and seriously delinquent. The total number of loans serviced each quarter, as compiled through the survey, is also included in the data.

The data is available here:

Economics - by country major > United States > Banking & Credit > MBA National Delinquency Survey

Chart library available in MacrobondApr 17, 2014

We are happy to announce that we have added a Chart library in the Macrobond application.

The Chart library provides a selection of sample charts, with extensive descriptions, highlighting interesting examples of data and analyses available in Macrobond application. With the charts published here, you can learn about a wide range of methods of analyses and apply them to your research. The Library will be continuously updated with new charts.

You can access the Chart library at: File-> Open-> Macrobond chart library

You are always welcome to contact the Macrobond team if you have any questions.

Selection of available charts:


Macrobond chart library-> Examples -> Math and statistics -> Trend line


Macrobond chart library-> Examples -> Distributions-> Inflation and stripes


Macrobond chart library-> Examples-> Series manipulations-> Joining series with longer history


IPD real estate data available in MacrobondNov 7, 2013

IPD is a world leader in performance analysis for the owners, investors, managers, lenders on and occupiers of real estate. IPD is a subsidiary of MSCI Inc., a leading provider of investment decision support tools to investors globally.

The following real estate data modules from IPD have been made available for purchase as individual parts or as a whole:

  • IPD Denmark Annual Property Index
  • IPD Norway Annual Property Index
  • IPD Sweden Annual Property Index
  • IPD U.K. Annual, Quarterly & Monthly Property Index

The data is broken down into these property types:

  • Industrial
  • Office
  • Other
  • Residential
  • Retail

The following variables are included:

Index Values:

  • Capital & Rental Value Growth
  • Income & Total Return
  • Yield Shift


  • Rental & Capital Value
  • Number of Properties
  • Average Lot Size

Expenditures & Receipts:

  • Number of Sales & Purchases
  • Turnover & Net Investment
  • Expenditures on Developments, Improvements & Purchases
  • Sales Receipts

The U.K. Monthly module also includes additional variables. All data goes back to the inception of the indices.

Please contact the Macrobond team if you are interested in this data.

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