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Global Financial Data Adds 40 CAPE Ratios to the GFDatabase

Expansion of the GFDatabases

  Global Financial Data has added 20,000 files covering 40 developed and developing OECD countries. Over 2000 macroeconomic files relating to GDP, the balance of payments, and imports and exports have been added, covering sub-sectors of GDP, such as: GDP...

ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF STOCK PRICE DATA

ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF STOCK PRICE DATA

NO EXCHANGE BIAS, NO SURVIVORSHIP BIAS Global Financial Data now offers historical price data on common stocks for all stock exchanges in the United States since 1915. No other company provides such a comprehensive record of US Stocks encompassing regional exchanges...

The End of the Gold Standard

The End of the Gold Standard

It was 100 years ago, in 1914, that the Gold Standard died. When World War I began, most countries went off the Gold Standard and attempts to return to a Gold Standard since have all failed. Some people have called for a return to the Gold Standard as a way of...

The Worst Hyperinflations in History: Hungary

The Worst Hyperinflations in History: Hungary

  If you were to ask most people which country suffered the worst inflation in history, they would answer Germany, since Germany’s hyperinflation after World War I is probably the most famous. By 1923 when Germany finally put an end to its hyperinflation, it took...

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America’s Longest Bear Market

America’s Longest Bear Market

We know that the worst bear market in United States history occurred between 1929 and 1932 when the S&P Composite fell 86%, returning the stock market back to levels it hadn’t seen since the 1800s.  But what is the longest bear market and how long did it last? To...

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Global Financial Data Introduces the US-100 Index

Global Financial Data Introduces the US-100 Index

Global Financial Data has calculated a 100-share index that is more comprehensive than existing long-term indices of the United States stock market.  GFD has collected historical data on U.S. shares from 1791 until 2017 and is using this database to calculate a more...

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How Many Stocks are in the Wilshire 5000?

How Many Stocks are in the Wilshire 5000?

The Wilshire 5000 is the broadest index in the United States covering every stock that is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ and the NYSE AMEX.  When the Index was launched back in 1974, the index included about 5000 stocks, hence the name.  The Wilshire...

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