Answered By: Lippincott Library
Last Updated: Jan 16, 2018     Views: 363

Search Global Financial Data. It has daily and monthly exchange rates for many countries, going back hundreds of years in some cases.

  • Select GFDatabase and look in the Series Type for Exchange Rates.

Go to Data-Planet.

  • Click Browse by Subject to expand.
  • Next, drill down through Banking, Finance, and Insurance - Exchange Rates (H10).
  • Select Exchange Rates, then select your currencies of interest.

IHS Global Insight has monthly, quarterly and annual aop (average of period) and eop (end of period) rates of many currencies compared to the dollar or euro.

  • Click the Data Insight Web button to open the search.
  • Select Global Economy and the desired geography.
  • Under Concept, open the IHS Premium Data option to select IHS World Market Monitor and Exchange Rate.

Federal Research Statistical Release: Foreign Exchange Rates (H.10) has weekly exchange rates for 23 countries against the US Dollar.

WRDS (select Federal Reserve Bank from the homepage) includes H.10 information going back to 1971.

Use Bloomberg, available at Lippincott Library and in Huntsman Hall.

  • Hit the yellow <CURRENCY> hey and then the green <GO> key.
  • For the best and worst performing currencies relative to a selected currency, type WCRS and hit <GO>.

For historical exchange rates for 40+ currencies compared to the USD go to the freely available MeasuringWorth.com