30 Apr

Eikon-Thomson Reuters Workshops at the GFC

The Gulf Financial Center (GFC) has organized two workshops facilitated by Thomson Reuters on Eikon, the ultimate set of financial analysis tools. Eikon software is used by financial professionals to monitor and analyze financial information. It provides access to real time market data, news, fundamental data, and analytics, trading and messaging tools. It also improves research insights and productivity with rich and relevant news, charts, analytics, and Excel add-ins.

The first workshop was scheduled on Monday, April 23rd from 12:30 to 1:30 pm in the GFC for Finance students. The workshop is particularly important to the students because it helps to improve their performance beyond the walls of the classroom, by learning technical skills within a trading room context to understand the trading operations. The one hour workshop helped the students to understand how to use Eikon’s sophisticated screening tools, in which it enabled students to select a universe of companies, set filters, sort, group, and aggregate data using their own fully customizable reports for deep and meaningful investment analysis.
The second workshop was scheduled on Wednesday, April 25th from 12:30 to 1:30 pm for Gulf University for Science and Technology (GUST) Faculty members.

The faculty members’ workshop focused on Datastream Application. Datastream is a powerful financial time series database that enabled the GUST faculty members to explore relationships and trends, perform correlations, generate and test investment and trading ideas and develop view points on the market.

According to Mrs.Yasmin Galal, Client Specialist at Thomson Reuters, “Thomson Reuters is the leading source of financial information, globally – making us the indispensable choice for universities undertaking research and offering courses in capital markets and banking.” With its open, app-based design and highly graphic interface, Eikon delivers immediate, intuitive access to everything a person needs for research and learning.S6S5F4F2F1

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