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Is there a source for very old historical stock data, starting from the 1900's? I am interested in this information for the purposes of personal historical research.

Gabe

  • I'm sure daily data exists for many stocks -- archives of the NY Times' financial section, for example. Whether any of it is in processable form, and at what level of detail -- and at what price -- would be the question. – keshlam Jul 5 '15 at 2:33
  • Corporate action data is the issue from that timeframe. i.e. Stock splits, spinoffs, mergers, stock dividends, cash dividends, symbol changes, company name changes. – Norgate Data Jul 5 '15 at 15:30
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Robert Shiller published US Stock Market data from 1871. Ken French also has historical data on his website. Damodaran has a bunch of historical data, here is some historical S&P data.

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Good day!

Did a little research by using oldest public company (Dutch East India Company, VOC, traded in Amsterdam Stock Exchange) as search criteria and found this lovely graph from http://www.businessinsider.com/rise-and-fall-of-united-east-india-2013-11?IR=T :

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Why it is relevant? Below the image I found the source of data - Global Financial Data. I guess the answer to your question would be to go there:

https://www.globalfinancialdata.com/index.html

Hope this helps and good luck in your search!

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