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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

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