DJIA Closing Prices, October 29, 1929

Stock Market Indices

SP 500 Adjusted for Inflation (1835-2010)
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Global Financial Data offers the most comprehensive database of historical US Stock Market Indices available anywhere. Charles Dow introduced the first stock market index in 1885. Later, the New York Times, Standard and Poor’s and others introduced indices that helped investors to understand the stock market. Today hundreds of indices track the behavior of U.S. equity markets.

For complete coverage of US stock market indices, Global Financial Data offers an incomparable collection of data. GFD offers complete histories back to their inception for all current indices as well as historical indices that have been discontinued.

The Dow Jones Averages include daily data back to 1885 covering industrials, transports and utilities. In addition to the daily indices, we also provide the Dow Jones Industrials intraday back to 1933 so you can study important events such as the 1987 market crash in detail. GFD also offers over 100 Dow Jones sector indices with data back to 1992.

Standard and Poor’s offers the most comprehensive set of indices for the US stock market. We have combined the Cowles Commission indices, old Standard and Poor’s indices and current GICS indices to provide index histories that stretch back to the 1800s. GFD provides over 200 S&P indices with their full histories, including total return series for the major indices. We also provide several hundred S&P discontinued sector indices for research and analysis.

In addition to the Dow Jones and S&P indices, the US Stock Database includes over 200 other indices with their complete histories. These indices are important benchmarks for mutual funds, ETFs and the stock market in general.

GFD provides stock component histories for the major indices so you can explore the companies that made up these indices in the past. Our database includes every stock in the Dow Jones Industrials back to the 1800s as well as the components of other major indices. Want to see how the stocks in the Dow Jones Industrials did in the 1929 crash, and the 1987 crash? How did radio stocks in the 1920s compare with internet stocks in the 1990s? The US Stock Database allows you to answer these questions.

Market Index topics include:

  • Over 100 Dow Jones Sector Indices with daily data back to 1992
  • Over 200 current S&P Indices with data back to 1871
  • Over 400 historical S&P Indices with data back to 1871
  • Over 200 other US Stock Market Indices
  • Current and historical index component information to help you research stock and sector behavior
  • Dow Jones Industrials Intraday back to 1933
  • Technical Indicators on capitalization, advances, declines, new highs, new lows, mutual funds and other variables back to the 1920s
  • Interactive charting tools to analyze indices

Because GFD includes historical data on over 20,000 companies, the GFD Search Tool is an essential feature that will enable you to locate the companies that you want to analyze. This File Search allows you to search by stock tickers, Standard Industrial Classification (SIC), North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), Central Index Key (CIK) number and Committee on Uniform Security Identification Procedures (CUSIP). The GFD Search Engine allows you to use key words to search either the names of the stocks or the additional information only GFD provides about the stocks. As an example, typing “General Electric” into the Keyword search enables you to find companies that have been acquired by General Electric. With the Filter Search, you can use categories such as Sector, Industry, Stock Market Index Membership, Equity Classification and others to find specific stocks.

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