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GFD Data Extensions

Alternative Historical Financial Data

GFD delves deep.
We use original records to extend our time series back to inception


Traditional vendors are limited by the automated data feeds delivered by exchanges and other third-party sources.

Beginning with hand-recorded documents from monasteries and continuing through the centuries of publications that followed, we have scoured libraries and archives from around the world. These historical records have now been electronically digitized and appended to the current sources to provide uninterrupted, continuous service – ending in daily close data. We have done decades of research to provide you with centuries of financial content. What insight will you uncover?

GFD specializes in research so that our subscribers can focus on analysis and client relations.

GFD has extended thousands of stock and bond series covering over 200 financial markets. Some of our more popular series are: 

  • S&P 500 Total Return Index which begins in 1871
  • United States 10-year Government Bond Yield which begins in 1786
  • United States Consumer Price Index which begins in 1789
  • West Texas Intermediate Oil price which begins in 1859
  • U.S. Dollars per British Pound which begins in 1660
  • S&P 500 PE Ratio which begins in 1832
  • Silver Cash Price which begins in 1000
  • Gold Cash Price which begins in 1257
  • United Kingdom Consumer Price Index which begins in 1209
  • United Kingdom GDP which begins in 1270

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GFD Insights

Events in Time Anniversaries: May 2019

25 years ago: May 1994 S&P 500: 456.50 (vs. 2881.40 in 05/2019) 10-year U.S. Government Bond Yield: 7.17% (vs. 2.47% in 05/2019) Gold: $387.60 (vs. $1287.10 in 05/2019) Oil: $18.295 (vs. $61.65 in 05/2019) GBP/USD: 1.5105 (vs. 1.2999 in 05/2019) US GDP: $7,115...

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A New Stock Market Index for Canada

Canada has one of the ten largest markets in the world. With a capitalization of over $2 trillion and over 3300 listed companies, and many of its companies listed in New York, Canadian companies have played an important role in the global economy over the past 150...

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A Revised Index for South Africa

Global Financial Data has collected data on companies from South Africa that listed in London during the 1800s and 1900s. Between 1835 and 1985, over 400 South African companies listed in London. Before 1890, there were fewer than 20 South African companies in London,...

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