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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...

Singapore: The Crazy, Rich Rubber City-State

Singapore: The Crazy, Rich Rubber City-State

Global Financial Data has the most extensive database on historical stocks available anywhere.  In particular, we have 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...

The Five Eras of Financial Markets

  Global Financial Data has produced indices that cover global markets from 1601 until 2018.  In organizing this data, we have discovered that the history of the stock market over the past 400 years can be broken up into four distinct eras when economic and...

World War 1 and Global Stock Markets

World War 1 and Global Stock Markets

This month the world is marking the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I which officially ended at 11 am on November 11, 1918.  Few people, however, have talked about the impact of the Great War on financial markets, both during and after the war was over....

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Paul Volcker, the Man Who Changed the Equity Risk Premium

Paul Volcker, the Man Who Changed the Equity Risk Premium

Co-Authored by Michelle Kangas & Dr. Bryan Taylor   On December 9, Paul Volcker, who served as Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank from 1979 to 1987, died at the age of 92.  Paul Volcker changed the shape of the economy and of financial markets.   The...

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Is this the Greatest Bull Market of All Time?

Is this the Greatest Bull Market of All Time?

Co-Authored by Michelle Kangas & Dr. Bryan Taylor     Although few people may realize it, we could be living through the greatest bull market in American history.  Only three bull markets during the past 225 years have achieved a 400% increase in stock...

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