Questions tagged [historical-data]

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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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Data source for historical intra-day bid/ask price data for stocks? [closed]

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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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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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=...
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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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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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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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forward foreign exchange rates [closed]

Is there anywhere online I can lookup forward rates for foreign exchange? Preferably this would include historic rates too.
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Historical Stock Prices of delisted company [duplicate]

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 ...