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Global Financial Data Adds Over 1200 New Debt Series

Global Financial Data has added over 1200 new series on debt from the BIS. These series track the outstanding debt by country and category. All data are quarterly and will be updated on a regular basis.

The data covers 138 countries and breaks the data down by several categories. The data are first broken down into Total Outstanding Debt, Government Debt, Financial Corporation debt and Non-Financial Corporation Debt. In addition to this, the debt is broken down according to the currency it is issued, differentiating between the total amount issued, the amount issued in US Dollars a ...

The First Billion-Dollar Company

Apple is fast approaching a market capitalization of $1 trillion. Their current market cap is about $900 million and an 11% increase in their stock price will make Apple the first $1 trillion company. It was only back in 1970 that the capitalization of the entire United States stock market hit $1 trillion and soon a single company may be worth that much.

Actually, one company did briefly break the trillion-dollar market cap several years ago. When PetroChina had its IPO in November 2007, it stock price tripled from 16.7 yuan to 43.96 yuan on its first day of trading giving it a mar ...

Bull and Bear Markets in Nineteenth Century America

Global Financial Data has produced a daily railroad index for the United States from 1832 to 1903. GFD has linked this index to the Dow Jones Transport Average to provide a continuous daily index covering 187 years of U.S. transport history from 1832 to 2018. With this index, we can conduct precise calculations, both in prices and in time of the bull and bear markets that occurred in the United States between 1832 and today. Until now, calculations of the bull and bear markets in the 1800s were just estimates and guesses, now we can get an exact measurement.

Bulls and Bears

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