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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, ...
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Why pay for end-of-day historical prices?

Recently I've started gathering some end-of-day (EOD) prices data for my testing. The first obvious place where such data is freely available is Yahoo Finance site. However I've noticed that many data ...
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do/can credit card companies track individual items purchased and their details?

They track categories How do credit card companies track your purchase categories?, and these are well established, but do they also track the item by UPC or some other convention, the quantity, the ...
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Where can I find accurate historical distribution data for mutual funds?

I've used Yahoo! Finance to get historical price and dividend data in the past. A recent experience has made me question its accuracy and left me searching for a trusted, accurate source. Here is a ...
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Web sites for historical foreign currency exchange rates and inflation data?

Say that I'm watching a Swedish movie from the 1970s where a bank gets robbed and the robbers get away with 10 million SEK. I might then like to know how much that corresponds to in U.S. dollars ...
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How to find historical stock price for a de-listed or defunct 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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Where can I find historic performance data on Barclays Aggregate Canadian Bond Index?

I'm looking at the Vanguard Canadian Aggregate Bond Index ETF (VAB), and it says it replicates the "Barclays Capital Global Aggregate Canadian Float Adjusted Bond Index". Unfortunately VAB is less ...
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searching for historic exchange rate provider which meets this example data

I'm looking for a provider of historic exchange rates which fits a sample of exchange rates I have. My problem is that I have historic turnovers in GBP which I want to recalculate in EUR. All I know ...
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Protocols and exchange formats for financial data

Wikipedia says: Many banks in the US let customers use personal financial management software to automatically download their bank statements in OFX format. Also, from ...
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Highest market cap for a company from historical data

I've been checking historical prices for some stocks at Google finance and Yahoo finance but something doesn't quite add up. Taking stock splits into account, Google finance "says" that Microsoft's ...
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DJIA components multipliers

I am doing a research for school and I am looking for a chart with the DJIA companies since 1950 to present and their stock price multiplier each year. Basically something like (values are fictive): ...
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Source(s) for hourly euro/usd exchange rate historic data?

I'm looking for historic data for the euro/usd exchange rate with an hourly interval. The data should look back several months. Unfortunately I have been unable to find a source providing this data, ...
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Where to find historical quotes for the Dow Jones Global Total Stock Market Index?

Where can I find a year (or more) of historical quotes for the Dow Jones Global Total Stock Market Index? Preferably, with an interval of an hour. However, a daily interval is also acceptable. I ...
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US Dollar Index: a) where are long term charts; also b) is it available on Google Finance by any chance?

Apparently the U.S. Dollar Index (DXY) has been around for ages since 1973, as this site points out. Also, I'm able to find it on Market Watch, albeit with only a 5 year graphing option. I'm trying ...
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Where can I find historical rates for corporate bonds?

Are there databases that track corporate bond interest rates and rates of return? How do I get access to them?
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Historical P/E ratios of small-cap vs. large-cap stocks?

According to the Wall Street Journal Website, average trailing 12-month P/E ratios on the major large-cap indices are currently (late September, 2011) around 12-14, which is slightly cheap compared to ...
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Contributing factors to historical increase in trading volume

How can the drastic increase in trading volume that begins in the early eighties and extends to the present day be explained? My guess is that advancement in technology has increased the speed and ...
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Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), NASDAQ 100, and S&P 500 index historical membership listing?

Can anyone point me to a listing of historical Dow, NASDAQ 100, and maybe even S&P 500 members?
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Historical data files for NYSE/NASDAQ daily open/close price data?

is there a place to get free access to NYSE/NASDAQ historical daily open/close data? Perhaps going back like 10 years? I'm more interested in the DOW and NASDAQ 100 data for this range, not ...
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Data source for historical intra-day bid/ask price data for stocks?

Is there any place to get historical intra-day bid/ask data for stocks? (i.e. pricing information for throughout the trading day, rather than end-of-day prices only?) Does anyone even keep this data ...
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Where can I find historical ratios of international stock indexes?

What is the best source for historical ratios (such as p/e, p/s, price/book, dividend yield) of various international stock indexes (e.g. FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Asia or MSCI Singapore)?
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Who owns historical valuations about equity such as stocks and index funds?

Data, Data, Data. Who owns it? Price is determined by demand and supply in a market but even if you crash or sky-rocket the price of some equity you don't really own that historical data but who ...
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Is there a source of airfare / airline price historical data for particular routes?

Is there a web site that gives you historic data for airfares on a particular route? So for example you punch in Round Trip JFK to Heathrow and it gives you the data for, let us say, the past year.
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Where can I find the dividend history for a stock?

Where can I find the dividend history for a stock? Do you recommend any site where this information is easily accessible?
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Historical US federal income tax rates

Is there any good online source for historical federal income tax rates in US comparison? I'll explain the problem: there are may good sources for marginal rates and income brackets, what I am ...
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what can I do with my mutual fund data to help me select funds and formulate an investing strategy?

I wrote a computer program that logs into my account daily and screen scrapes my balance and data for 100 or so funds available through my employer 401k plan. I have 3 or so years worth of this data. ...
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Why did gold prices drop in 1981?

Anyone know why gold prices drop by $400 an ounce in 1981? http://www.kitco.com/scripts/hist_charts/yearly_graphs.plx
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How to find trailing 5-year stock returns for 1980s?

I am trying to find the top gaining stocks in the 1980s based on the trailing 5-year return. For example, I want to know the top performing stock for 1975-1980, 1976-1981, 1977-1982, etc. I don't ...
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What governs the shape of price history graphs?

I think the price history graphs of speculative investments such as housing and gold look like a series of linked "u"s, ie sharp peaks and rounded troughs, while the graphs of less speculative ...
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Free Historical Commodity Prices in txt?

Some ways to track commodity prices: ETF that tracking the commodity such as GLD with gold or USO with oil (but poor correlation) directly but I am lacking the dataa I can find the historical ...
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Can I actually get a share of stock issued with a piece of paper anymore?

I have only ever bought one stock, and I did it on a whim ($100 whim) online. I know my broker mails me a small phone book when I pick new funds for my IRAs, but I honestly don't remember getting ...
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forward foreign exchange rates [closed]

Is there anywhere online I can lookup forward rates for foreign exchange? Preferably this would include historic rates too.