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GFD’s London Emerging Market Indices

GFD’s London Emerging Market Indices

Global Financial Data has put together a unique collection of alternative data indices that chart the performance of stocks in dozens of different countries around the world.  The first company for which Global Financial Data has data, the Dutch East India Co., was...

Stocks for the Very Long Run: The UK-100

Stocks for the Very Long Run: The UK-100

Global Financial Data has added the UK-100 Index to its family of GFD Indices. The UK-100 index (GFUK100MPD) provides a DAILY index of stocks from the London Stock Exchange that begins in 1692 and ends in 1985. The index has a base of 12/31/1983 = 1000 so the index...

The Suez Canal and the Egyptian Stock Market

The Suez Canal and the Egyptian Stock Market

Global Financial Data has the most extensive database on historical stocks available anywhere in the world.  GFD has collected data on stocks that listed on the London Stock Exchange from the 1600s until 2018.  London was the financial center of the world until World...

Cuban Capitalism?

Cuban Capitalism?

  Global Financial Data has the most extensive database on historical stocks available anywhere in the world.  GFD has collected data on stocks that listed on the London Stock Exchange from the 1600s until 2018.  London was the financial center of the world until...

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India: Four Centuries of Underdevelopment

India: Four Centuries of Underdevelopment

The Global Financial Database has more equity history for India than for any other country.  The British East India Co. was founded on December 31, 1600, preceding the founding of the Dutch East India Co. by one year.  Originally, shares were issued for specific...

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Mexico: Still Emerging 200 Years Later

Mexico: Still Emerging 200 Years Later

Mexico has been struggling to develop its economy since Spain invaded Mexico in 1521 and it gained its independence in 1821.  When Mexico was a colony, Spain relied upon exports of silver to profit from its control over the economy.  The economy stagnated after Mexico...

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Events in Time Anniversaries: November 2019

Events in Time Anniversaries: November 2019

25 years ago: November 1994 S&P 500: 453.69 (vs. 3076.78 in 11/2019) 10-year U.S. Government Bond Yield: 7.91% (vs. 1.81% in 11/2019) Gold: $383.10 (vs. $1486.05 in 11/2019) Oil: $18.025 (vs. $56.15 in 11/2019) GBP/USD: 1.5648 (vs. 1.285 in 11/2019) US GDP: $7,331...

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