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Why don't banks give access to all your transaction activity?

In the era of big data, I find it surprising that banks and credit card companies only offer access to a ridiculously small number of transactions - often only your last 180 days, if that. The longest ...
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Why does Yahoo Finance and Google Finance not match historical prices?

Was working on a different question to ask on here, and realized I might be completely wrong when I realized the historical data on Yahoo and Google are completely different. Therefore I have no idea ...
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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 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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Who owned my shares before me?

I understand that this would not be public info but is is possible for a company/the market to know the full history of individual share ownership? i.e. if I just bought some shares of a company, ...
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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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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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Can one see the transactions in the stock market?

Is it possible to see the individual transactions in a certain exchange market (e.g. NYSE) for a certain stock (e.g. GOOG)?
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Where can I find historical P/E ratios for companies? [closed]

Since the market conditions are down, I am considering on investing a little money in stocks, and holding them long-term. I would like to see which stocks are 'on sale' and am looking at the P/E ...
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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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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 does ...
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Are there banks or credit card companies that track the items in every purchase?

It's nice to look online and see which transactions I made and when, but I think it would be nicer to see which items were bought as well. So I'm looking for that. I want to start making all my ...
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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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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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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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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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Source(s) for hourly euro/usd exchange rate historic data? [closed]

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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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 today,...
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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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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 ...
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Calculating worth of money at different times

I have seen some documentaries mentioning some amount of money in a particular year and then telling how much would it worth today. One such example is on the Wikipedia page of Pablo Escobar, which ...
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What does it mean to “settle” a short interest trade?

I am trying to understand what exactly happens on "settlement date" as it pertains to short interest in a stock. A similar question was asked here. It refers to the nasdaq.com definition here (and ...
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How has the country exposure of the FTSE All-World High Dividend Yield Index and the FTSE All-World Index changed with time?

I’m interested in how the country exposure of the FTSE All-World High Dividend Yield Index and the FTSE All-World Index have changed over time (if it has much at all). The index factsheets page here ...
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Stock Dividends & Splits: Are they always applied over night?

I'm using historical stock data, and I am wondering if I need to account for dividends, splits, and corporate actions during a trading day? I know that they often occur at the end of the day, and an ...
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Calculating historic S&P 500 returns

I'm using the S&P 500 data provided by Robert Shiller which goes back to 1871. I've then calculated the percent return for each month, the simple arithmetic average is 0.43%. Calculating the ...
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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 ...
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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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Where can I find historical ratios of international stock indexes? [closed]

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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Where to find CSV or JSON data for publicly traded companies listed with their IPO date?

I found some of this data on Nasdaq's website, but a third of the IPO dates were listed as "n/a".
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Getting (historical) Standard & Poor Stock Guides [closed]

Chapter 15 of The Intelligent Investor mentions S&P publishes (as of the 1970s) a monthly Stock Guide. Is this still a worthwhile resource? What's the best way to get access to this guide, ...
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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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A calculator that takes into account portfolio rebalancing? [closed]

I'm looking for a calculator that takes into account rebalancing when estimating total returns using historical data. For example, I'd input the following into the calculator: I have an initial $10,...
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Is there any data that shows how diversifying results in better returns than just sticking to an all-stock portfolio?

Assuming that the money invested is not to be touched for decades (so the risk of temporary market downturns is irrelevant in this case), many suggest that you should still diversify your portfolio ...
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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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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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Where can end-of-day data be downloaded for corporate bonds? [closed]

I would like to download historical end-of-day prices for corporate bonds. What are some websites for doing so? I do not mind paying for the data but Bloomberg is too expensive, even though it is very ...
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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 ...
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Analyze stock value

If I'm going to analyze the stocks of Apple, Amazon, Google etc. I will find them on Yahoo Finance and see the historical changes in each stock. But sometimes the companies make splits and I see big ...
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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 http://fixprotocol.org/...
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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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Is a stock's trade size history publicly available? [closed]

For example, if a stock trades 100K shares in a given day then it might have happened in 10 10K-share trades, or 1000 100-share trades, or many other possible combinations. I would like to know this ...
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Did the New York Stock Exchange ever close on a weekday so they could file paperwork?

I recently heard that the New York Stock Exchange used to close once a week so that they could organized the paper trades. I can't find anything online about it. Does anyone have and insight here.
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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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Where can I see the detailed historical data for a specified stock? [closed]

I can find very detailed trading prices via Google Finance for the past 5 days. But for a older moment, Google Finance just can't provide. For example, I want to see the price of TWTR when it's first ...
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Historical company performance data [closed]

I am looking for historical company performance data that goes back at least 10 years. I could pay for it but if it's free it would be fantastic. Company performance indicators that I am looking ...
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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 "...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...