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Last Updated: Nov 21, 2016     Views: 17

Go to Global Financial Data

Datastream, available at Lippincott Library, has historical data on options, futures and commodities.

Search Global Insight
Choose DataInsight-Web then Financial Markets

Use Value Line Research Center - click Log On, then choose Options Survey from the lefthand menu.

For U.S. equity and index options markets go to Options Metrics in WRDS.

Take a look at USGS Commodity Statistics and Information - U.S. Geological Survey

Also, check out the USDA's Economic, Statistics, and Market Information System for commodity market data and outlooks.

Use Bloomberg, available in Lippincott Library and Huntsman Hall, to plot mines and mining sites (for gold, coal, various metals, etc) as points on a map.
Type BMAP and hit the green GO key.
Or, type CRR and hit the green GO key to rank commodity indexes.

Mergent Archives includes the CRB Commodity Yearbook with data back to 1939.

Global Commodities:  Trade, Exploration and Cultural Exchange provides a history of certain commodities.

Go to Prospects for the Global Economy from the World Bank.