Accessing Financial Reports and Corporate Events with GetDFPdata

38 Pages Posted: 3 Mar 2018 Last revised: 14 Mar 2018

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Marcelo Perlin

Escola de Administração - UFRGS

Guilherme Kirch

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)

Daniel Vancin

UFRGS

Date Written: February 22, 2018

Abstract

GetDFPData is an open and free software for accessing corporate data from B3, the Brazilian financial exchange. Users can import large datasets of financial reports and corporate events with a web or command line interface. The distribution and popularization of open software for gathering and managing financial data can boost the number and quality of research in corporate finance studies and help investors with their allocation decision. This paper discusses the contribution and usage of the proposed software. To illustrate the use of GetDFPData in a large scale research, an empirical and reproducible example of corporate finance study is given in the final section of the article.

Keywords: B3, GetDFPData, R, financial reports, corporate events

JEL Classification: G10, G30

Suggested Citation

Perlin, Marcelo and Kirch, Guilherme and Vancin, Daniel, Accessing Financial Reports and Corporate Events with GetDFPdata (February 22, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3128252 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3128252

Marcelo Perlin (Contact Author)

Escola de Administração - UFRGS ( email )

Porto-Alegre RS
Brazil

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Guilherme Kirch

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) ( email )

Rua Washington Luiz, 855
Porto Alegre, RS, 90010-460
Brazil
+55 51 33083836 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.ea.ufrgs.br

Daniel Vancin

UFRGS ( email )

Porto-Alegre-RS
Brazil

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