Questions tagged [historical-data]

For questions about sources for historical financial data and its applications to personal finance.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1
vote
0answers
23 views

Earnings coverage calculation confusion

I am working my way through security analysis by Benjamin Graham (sixth edition) and have come across some calculations that do not make sense to me. This is the paragraph that precedes the data that ...
9
votes
7answers
3k views

How much should retail investors spend on financial data subscriptions?

Retail investors can subscribe to financial data portals such as Morningstar Premium, Yahoo Finance Premium, Value Line, etc. Is there a general guideline on the maximum amount one should spend on ...
5
votes
1answer
906 views

If one were to have invested in a 1920 German index fund, when would they have recovered after 1930-40 devaluations?

So I have seen a question recently about safe investments (govt bonds etc), and someone said index funds were safer over a 30 year period, because you would be losing to inflation with the current low ...
0
votes
0answers
57 views

How can I get a good estimate fo ROI for a franchise opportunity?

So I'm looking into a lesser known but established franchise. It's my first time doing anything like this and I would like to get a good estimate for what my ROI would be. First I tried calling a ...
0
votes
1answer
29 views

Schiller Stock Data

I was analysing the data provided by Schiller (http://www.econ.yale.edu/~shiller/data.htm). On the first row (year 1871) the value for CPI index is 12.46. Anyone know the source of this value? I ...
2
votes
1answer
84 views

Interpreting ETF historic data

I'm trying to wrap my head around ETFs and am looking at various metrics to compare and trying to understand them, but I'm having some troubles to interpret them. To understand the characteristics of ...
0
votes
1answer
61 views

Washington Gas Light Company serial preferred stock $5.00 series [closed]

Where can I find the historical price of this preferred stock, especially for May 2020.
0
votes
1answer
75 views

Calculating Sharpe ratio for my trade strategy

I've been analyzing NIFTY 50 with some basic trading strategy where I come in and out of trade continuously. The time frame I'm testing my strategy is 7 years. I'm unable to understand how to ...
0
votes
1answer
31 views

Historical stock price of Anadarko Corporation Jan. 8 and May 26, 1983 [duplicate]

I am looking for the common stock price of Anadarko Corporation for January 8 and May 26, 1983. Can anyone help?
0
votes
2answers
56 views

Are there full price graphs of currently traded stocks? [closed]

If so, where are they? Robinhood limits graphs to 5 years and TD Ameritrade limits them to 3. I am interested in finding full data of stock prices from the start to now. I am investing in the Dow ...
1
vote
1answer
76 views

USA average salary, historical data 1930-now [closed]

Is there a historical data for average salary in USA, maybe not very precise, starting ideally from year 1930? Any type of salary, before or after tax, and any average - mean, median would be ok. P....
0
votes
1answer
77 views

Why did the VIX trade for so much around Q4 2011?

It looks like the TVIX in 2011 was trading at some unimaginable prices. $2B USD? Marketwatch has these same numbers. Were these numbers real? How? This seems like an amazing bit of trivia from ...
21
votes
5answers
4k views

History of marginal-rate taxation in the US

I recently came across an article that made me think about marginal tax rates in the US. Specifically, in the fourth paragraph there is the statement: He once asked me to explain to her that if she ...
1
vote
0answers
27 views

Historical Actual and Estimated Earnings announcements for EUROPEAN listed companies! [closed]

I am searching a reliable database for extracting historical quarterly earnings data (Actual and Estimates) FOR EUROPEAN companies going back at least from January 2014. I have access to WRDS database ...
1
vote
2answers
192 views

I have old stock certificates in Antares Resources Corporation. Does this old stock have any value?

I have a Common Stock certificate for 310 shares of Antares Resources Corporation issued March 24, 1997. The corporate seal shows a 1958 date. I believe the company changed its name and ticker symbol ...
24
votes
2answers
10k views

Did Johnson and Johnson really pay a 25% quarterly dividend in 1978?

I looked through some of the old Dow Jones stocks for a project I'm working on and found some inconsistency with JNJ stock. For a share price of $1.66 they appeared to pay $0.42 in quarterly dividends ...
0
votes
1answer
137 views

How to interpret returns on index funds

I don't quite understand how investing into index funds works, or how to interpret the average historical returns. Let's say that, 10 years ago, I decided to invest $30,000 dollars at the end of each ...
4
votes
2answers
749 views

What kind of stocks were commonly traded in the 70s?

I'm doing a school project on four fictional people who are about to retire in 2020 and have worked since 1975. Three of them consistently invested $1,000 per month (adjusted for inflation) into ...
0
votes
5answers
315 views

Why is interest paid on the outstanding amount instead of the whole amount of a loan?

For a large proportion of loans, why is interest paid on the outstanding amount instead of the entire amount of a loan? For example, for a 100.000 loan with a 10% interest, basic logic would imply ...
0
votes
1answer
38 views

Historical Data For Options? [closed]

Is there a site where I can get historical options data? Where I can see what the price of a particular option was several days ago?
0
votes
1answer
94 views

Where can I get historical stock data from different companies from the 70s to today [closed]

I'm trying to calculate what a person would have earned if he invested all his savings into random stocks until retirement from 1975 to today. Basically I just a need a set of stock market data that ...
2
votes
3answers
147 views

Over what time frame should we evaluate whether an active trading strategy is successful?

I have been playing around with some different active trading strategies by looking at historical stock data. However, I am running into some difficulties in how to define whether a strategy actually "...
-1
votes
1answer
34 views

UK FTSE Sector Indicies Data [closed]

I am trying to find an on source of FTSE ICB indicies from which I can download historical and current data from. for example I can view the current value of such indices here but I want to also ...
1
vote
0answers
62 views

Daily spread measure for products in crypto exchanges?

I'm now trying to trade in crypto, and I want to get a measure of the liquidity of products listed in exchange. Trading volume is a good measure, and easy to obtain. Spread is also a good measure, ...
2
votes
1answer
62 views

How can I view a portfolio's historical performance? [closed]

I have a premium Morningstar subscription. It provides a wealth of information and is mostly enough for my information needs. I'm able to create portfolios and watchlists, and watch their performance ...
2
votes
1answer
272 views

How can I get the historical data of stocks being ranked in Zacks Investment?

I am looking at Zacks Stock Market Research web site and it has rankings for stocks like 'Sell', 'Buy', 'Strong Sell', 'Hold' etc. I would like to retrieve historical data of the stock rankings going ...
4
votes
1answer
264 views

How many ETFs have been closed so far?

I am thinking about investing my money in an ETF as they seem to be a relatively safe way to invest money over a long term (~20 years). However, I don't like the "seem to be". Are there numbers on ...
-1
votes
1answer
79 views

mean vs current values to compute indicators

First time writing a question here! I'm creating a simple bot to trade with stock. It uses indicators such as Moving Averages or Bollinger bands to evaluate the price of the stock and decide whether ...
1
vote
0answers
182 views

What were quarterly values of the MSCI “WMA Private Investor Income Index” (TR) for the last 5-6 years?

In the UK, the WMA indices are quite popular with "wealth management" types for benchmarking performance of clients' multi-asset portfolios. I'm interested in finding the historic values of the WMA ...
0
votes
1answer
550 views

Flat lines in candlestick charts

I'm creating software that will perform technical analysis on stock data. I'm using single day sessions. I've noticed data where the open, close, high, and low prices are the same. When I pull these ...
0
votes
2answers
268 views

ExxonMobil stock before fusion in 1998

I was looking at the stock time series of ExxonMobil (traded as XOM) on Yahoo Finance and I noticed that it starts from 1962, while the IPO was in 1978 and the fusion of Exxon and Mobil took place in ...
0
votes
1answer
161 views

CAT & ILS Bonds/funds [closed]

I'm constructing an portfolio with the objective to diversify as much as possible. I would like to include securities that are uncorrelated with the financial markets. The last few days I've been ...
0
votes
1answer
53 views

Complete list of US Public and Private Companies by Sector [closed]

Where is the best place to go for a free public data set of all US private and public US companies by industry or sector?
-3
votes
2answers
110 views

If financial data is distributed by the markets themselves, can market owners manipulate it and change the prices?

In the book of Quantitative Finance by Schmidt, on page five it states: "Some financial markets are organized in exchanges or bourses (e.g., New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)). In other, so-called over-...
2
votes
2answers
158 views

How can I predict future value of annuity given historical data points and using regression?

I have a retirement fund into which I make regular deposits, however the deposits vary to some extent in size. Furthermore, the growth of the account is also dependent on stock prices. I am tracking a ...
1
vote
1answer
103 views

Where can one download monthly index fund prices from the deep past (40+ years) until today? [closed]

In the Four Pillars of Investing (2002), p. 119, William Bernstein suggests that a portfolio divided 50/50 into the SP500 and EAFE indexes (respectively US domestic and foreign stocks) and rebalanced ...
0
votes
1answer
86 views

Why MSFT Earnings Release FY18 Q4 is missing in the SEC filings?

I was checking the validity of the data of some fundamental data provider and used MSFT as an example. I was surprised that it doesn't have the latest MSFT Earnings Release for FY18 Q4. The published ...
1
vote
1answer
283 views

how to interpret DukasCopy historical 'Ask' data

I am downloading Forex historical data on USD/CHF (1Minute chart) from DukasCopy, which contains columns Open, High, Low, Close, Volume I've just recently learnt how the price works - through the ...
0
votes
1answer
132 views

Why does adjusting for inflation work?

In my experience, different products change price at different rates. Even household staples such as bread or cleaning products don't change the same at the same time. So, when talking about the past ...
-1
votes
1answer
275 views

How to get automated data about a stock symbol? [closed]

I'm running a small stock-analysis program on my local machine. To do the analysis over a large amount of historical stock charts, I pull the data form Alphavantage's API using the curl command below. ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

How to get historical data for stocks in BSE or NSE exchanges in India? [closed]

For research purposes, I need historical data for the last two years or so of companies listed in the National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) or Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). I looked around in the ...
1
vote
0answers
146 views

OHLC anomalies on Yahoo Finance's data

While looking at BTC-USD data on Yahoo Finance, I was puzzled by the following: Date Open High Low Close* Adj Close** Volume Apr 06, 2017 1,129.87 1,201.55 ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

Adjusted Historical Stock Prices? [closed]

I'm currently doing a university project which required historical stock price data that is adjusted for splits and dividends. I need the adjusted open, close, high, and low. However, all sources I've ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

Splits shown in historic data in Google Finance vs Yahoo Finance

In various discussions it is often claimed that YahooFinance always processes the splits into their historical data, but GoogleFinance does not. I have an example where GoogleFinance calculates a ...
2
votes
2answers
518 views

How to calculate worth of money N year ago from given inflation value

I want to calculate worth of money N years ago. Based on this post, it can be calculated using CPI, but I want to use given inflation value N years ago. It better if I can get reference(s) of formula ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

Why is some data missing on google finance for historical quotes

Comparing the data on google finance https://finance.google.com/finance/historical?q=stwd&start=60&num=30&ei=DgUZWqCTBMi2uASdl4u4CQ and on nasdaq http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/stwd/...
4
votes
3answers
650 views

What is today's price of €15.000 given 15 years ago?

15 years ago my father gave about €15.000 to a family member in exchange for her share in an inheritance (not materialized to this day). Now this family member has changed her mind and she wants to ...
1
vote
1answer
354 views

Why do some services list an IPO date that is well after historical price data you can find elsewhere?

The IPO date I find for the MMM Corporation is 1/13/1978 (http://www.crunchbase.com/ipo/3m-ipo--e0c82f24). Google Finance has price data going back to that date (http://finance.google.com/finance?q=...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

Adjusted vs Unadjusted Close price

I have written some code that retrieves the "Close" and "Adjusted Close" price for all the funds available to me via my employers 401k. The code grabs the prices monthly all the way back to 2000 (or ...
2
votes
1answer
219 views

Quandl financial data : unexpected dividend [closed]

I'm using free Quandl financial data to reproduce a view of S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats. What is important for me is not the result (we can get the list on the internet for free) but I'd like to ...