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Where can I find historical P/E ratios for companies?

Since the market conditions are down, I am considering on investing a little money in stocks, and holding them long-term. I would like to see which stocks are 'on sale' and am looking at the P/E ...
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Strange values in ARM.L price data 1998-2000 from Yahoo

I use Yahoo Finance to download stock price data in CSV. In the data of one particular ticker - ARM.L (ARM Holdings PLC @ LSE) I see the prices swinging between 2p and 3000-5000 GBP in the first 2 ...
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Where can end-of-day data be downloaded for corporate bonds? [closed]

I would like to download historical end-of-day prices for corporate bonds. What are some websites for doing so? I do not mind paying for the data but Bloomberg is too expensive, even though it is very ...
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What is the current substitute for the Value Line Composite Index?

I am trying to use the Value Line Composite Index for a project. Much to my dismay, I just found out that it was discontinued in 2013. Have there been other substitutes developed for this since then? ...
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how is m1 data generated from tickdata?

here is a line of tickdata: Timestamp,Bid price,Ask price,Bid volume,Ask volume 20151127 02:00:01:038,1.06063,1.06066,1,1.5 here is a line of m1 data: ...
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Free Historical business news for stocks

I am building a system where important events / news items show up along a time series for users to visually correlate news events and performance of stocks in their portfolio. Could anyone please ...
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Where to find CSV or JSON data for publicly traded companies listed with their IPO date?

I found some of this data on Nasdaq's website, but a third of the IPO dates were listed as "n/a".
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Historical 52-week highs data source

I'm new to investing, but am very interested in the workings of the market. Does anyone know of a (preferably free) way to retrieve historical 52-week highs data? Specifically, I would like to analyze ...
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How can one tell if a company's quarterly financial report represents a profit or loss?

How should I review an organization's quarterly report to determine if they had a profit or loss in their last quarter? Sample Report
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How to get the historical components of the stock index constituents?

Does anyone know where to get the historical components of the stock indexes (NASDAQ,FTSE,SENSEX)? I want to see which companies existed in stock indexes in 1980 and to see which companies made it to ...
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Is a stock's trade size history publicly available? [closed]

For example, if a stock trades 100K shares in a given day then it might have happened in 10 10K-share trades, or 1000 100-share trades, or many other possible combinations. I would like to know this ...
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Total market cap in country, and average p/e per country and continent(europe)

sorry I am not sure to post this question in quant stackexchange or in here. I have posted it previously in the below link ...
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What does it mean to “settle” a short interest trade?

I am trying to understand what exactly happens on "settlement date" as it pertains to short interest in a stock. A similar question was asked here. It refers to the nasdaq.com definition here (and ...
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Historical dividends for all markets and shares?

Is there any service which provides historical dividend data of shares in: US Germany European Union Japan China I search for the historical data of at least the last 20 years, or even more. ...
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Historical Stock Prices of delisted company

With services like Google Finance or Yahoo Finance it is very convenient to find the historical stock price metric of a listed company, but if the company is not listed, I can't find the data. For ...
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historical data for analysing pensions [closed]

It is my contention that one of the benefits of a pension is that it provides a system for age-averaging. Imagine three people, each born five years apart (say 1960, 1965 and 1970). These three ...
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Where can I get a list of all Stocks that were acquired or went bankrupt

I'm looking for a list of stocks from 2005 - present that were delisted from Nasdaq/NYSE due to being acquired/going bankrupt/going private/etc. Where can I get such data online (free or paid)?
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A calculator that takes into account portfolio rebalancing?

I'm looking for a calculator that takes into account rebalancing when estimating total returns using historical data. For example, I'd input the following into the calculator: I have an initial ...
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Passive vs. active investing past performance comparison/data?

I am looking for past statistical data how on average active investment (managed by fund manager) compares to passive investment (index) in 10 or 20 past years. I intend to compare the average gains ...
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Get historical list of companies in Russell 3000 index?

How do I get historical list of Russell 3000 companies. I can get the current list here https://www.russell.com/documents/indexes/membership/membership-russell-3000.pdf since the companies in the ...
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Is there any data that shows how diversifying results in better returns than just sticking to an all-stock portfolio?

Assuming that the money invested is not to be touched for decades (so the risk of temporary market downturns is irrelevant in this case), many suggest that you should still diversify your portfolio ...
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Is there a graphic or dataset way to campare the performance of the main currencies over the years?

Is there a graphic or dataset way to campare the performance of the main currencies over the years? I mean a graph that allows to compare many currencies on the same chart, and not two currencies at ...
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Analyze stock value

If I'm going to analyze the stocks of Apple, Amazon, Google etc. I will find them on Yahoo Finance and see the historical changes in each stock. But sometimes the companies make splits and I see big ...
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Sources of Free Stock Market (Nasdaq/NYSE) Data - Tick by Tick

I'm a developer and would like to create a stock market replay tool. i.e. I'd like to be able to replay a particular day (or subset of a day) tick by tick to test my trading hypotheses. Oddly, the ...
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Historical day-to-day prices for all mutual funds (best if through an API)

Where can I get daily historical prices for any mutual fund available on the markets, for free? I don't want a chart, as that is available through the broker as well, but rather day-to-day NAV price ...
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Did the New York Stock Exchange ever close on a weekday so they could file paperwork?

I recently heard that the New York Stock Exchange used to close once a week so that they could organized the paper trades. I can't find anything online about it. Does anyone have and insight here.
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Where can one download or subscribe to end of day price data for Tokyo stocks?

I am looking for free sites to download end-of-day stock data for Tokyo stocks but my efforts have been in vain. The best hope was Yahoo Finance but it does not provide end-of-day data for Tokyo ...
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Historical financial/economic data available as free download [on hold]

One can download stock quotes from yahoo in csv format. However, they do not provide that service for forex and fundamental economic numbers like GDP, inflation, forex rates etc. I found some sources ...
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Why don't banks give access to all your transaction activity?

In the era of big data, I find it surprising that banks and credit card companies only offer access to a ridiculously small number of transactions - often only your last 180 days, if that. The longest ...
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Where can I see the detailed historical data for a specified stock?

I can find very detailed trading prices via Google Finance for the past 5 days. But for a older moment, Google Finance just can't provide. For example, I want to see the price of TWTR when it's first ...
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Where can I download all stock symbols of all companies “currently listed” and “delisted” as of today?

I am in process of of downloading historical stock data from few sources I have gathered. However, all of them require me to provide stock symbol. I want to download data for all companies. In ...
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Do query services like Google Finance and Yahoo Finance go back to correct busted and adjusted trades?

Do query services like Google Finance and Yahoo Finance go back to correct busted and adjusted trades? In other words, should I re-download yesterday's data if I want to be sure my intraday data ...
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Who owned my shares before me?

I understand that this would not be public info but is is possible for a company/the market to know the full history of individual share ownership? i.e. if I just bought some shares of a company, ...
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Historical company performance data

I am looking for historical company performance data that goes back at least 10 years. I could pay for it but if it's free it would be fantastic. Company performance indicators that I am looking ...
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Why does Yahoo Finance and Google Finance not match historical prices?

Was working on a different question to ask on here, and realized I might be completely wrong when I realized the historical data on Yahoo and Google are completely different. Therefore I have no idea ...
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Obtaining historical values for a stock

Is there any way, given a stock symbol, to obtain historical data for it? For example, if I want to calculate the 200 day average for a quote I would need the closing price for a add stock for the ...
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Merrill Lynch historical stock prices - where to find?

I am currently working on a project concerning Merrill Lynch (MER) and I need its historical stock prices in order to calculate abnormal returns. However, I cannot find any of them, since it is long ...
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Historical NCAV/financials?

I've been looking at stock screens based around the net current asset value (NCAV), such as this one. I found some blogs where people tested these strategies by "buying" stocks with fake money and ...
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How can I compose a graph of historic data of some arbitrary benchmark?

My company provides pension saving plans through the Great-West Life. They have all bunch of mutual funds and all bunch of PDFs with all bunch of data, including a comparison chart with a so called ...
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How and where to get the time series of the values USDEUR?

I would like to access to the time series of the value of USDEUR with the maximum sampling rate and the maximum length. I would like to do have this time series because: I want to check the ...
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How to get most accurate stock data downloaded to excel [closed]

I've been downloading historical NASDAQ stock data from yahoo for about 2 years. Yesterday, 12/31/2013, it started to not download any historical data. But now I realize that yahoo's data probably ...
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Getting (historical) Standard & Poor Stock Guides

Chapter 15 of The Intelligent Investor mentions S&P publishes (as of the 1970s) a monthly Stock Guide. Is this still a worthwhile resource? What's the best way to get access to this guide, ...
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Can one see the transactions in the stock market?

If I am interested to see the individual transactions in a certain exchange market (e.g. NYSE) for a certain stock (e.g. GOOG) - is it possible?
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Are individual securities transactions archived by the U.S. government?

I'm looking for documentation of historical security trades (buys and sells) and am wondering if there is a U.S. government agency that maintains archives of individual transactions. If so, how long ...
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How can I find data on delisted stocks?

I'm looking for a U.S. stock with the symbol AULT from about 1999. How can I find information about delisted U.S. securities in general? Particularly historical stock prices, market cap, company ...
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Historic (CAGR) of DJIA, S&P500, NASDAQ

Looking for concrete data for a presentation I'll be giving about personal finance. I'm looking for the average market return of the three big indexes from 1950-onwards at least. I've been able to ...
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Calculating historic S&P 500 returns

I'm using the S&P 500 data provided by Robert Shiller which goes back to 1871. I've then calculated the percent return for each month, the simple arithmetic average is 0.43%. Calculating the ...
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Can GoogleFinance access total return data?

I'd like to be able to access historical total (market) return data with the end goal of creating a rolling return histogram of various asset allocations. However, it looks like the GoogleFinance ...
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Where can I find announcements of official GDP figures for the US and other countries?

Specifically, I'm looking at the Forex markets, and I'm waiting for today's US GDP figures. I'm keeping an eye on the financial papers, but where can I find official sources of information, maybe as ...
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What is the compound annual growth rate of the major markets?

What historical compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) have the major markets provided? Data as far back as has been recorded is preferable. Specifically I'm looking for returns of: Short-term, ...