Accessing Financial Reports and Corporate Events with GetDFPdata
38 Pages Posted: 3 Mar 2018 Last revised: 14 Mar 2018
Date Written: February 22, 2018
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
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