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Why was the fed discount rate lower than the effective federal funds rate before 2003?

As shown by https://fred.stlouisfed.org/graph/?g=zXIb the federal funds discount rate was mostly lower than the effective federal funds rate before 2003. In that case why didn't all banks borrow from ...
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How to Calculate S&P Monthly Average Closing Price?

When I look at monthly S&P 500 prices at a site such as Multpl, they state "all prices are monthly average closing prices." e.g. https://www.multpl.com/s-p-500-historical-prices/table/...
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Why do some dates not have any data on the Federal Reserve historical currency data?

Example: https://www.federalreserve.gov/releases/h10/hist/dat00_al.htm Some of the days, such as 12-Nov-01, say ND instead of a price. I assume that this means "No Data", but it's not ...
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Why are there so many glitches in stock market (equity) data?

In a recent question (Were the shareholders of ZTNO (Zoom Technologies Inc.) just hustled?), I asked about an equity (stock) that appeared to suddenly go to zero. Other community members helpfully ...
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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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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/...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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Obtaining historical values for a stock [closed]

Is there any way, given a stock symbol, to obtain historical data for it? For example, if I want to calculate the 200 day average for a quote I would need the closing price for a add stock for the ...
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Historical 52-week highs data source [closed]

I'm new to investing, but am very interested in the workings of the market. Does anyone know of a (preferably free) way to retrieve historical 52-week highs data? Specifically, I would like to analyze ...
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Where can I find the nominal price of a stock prior a split into multiple companies? [closed]

Where can I find the nominal price of a stock prior a split into multiple companies? In my case, I am searching the price of Hewlett Packard before it split into Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP inc....
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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....
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Where can one download or subscribe to end of day price data for Tokyo stocks? [closed]

I am looking for free sites to download end-of-day stock data for Tokyo stocks but my efforts have been in vain. The best hope was Yahoo Finance but it does not provide end-of-day data for Tokyo ...