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Complete Histories – Bank of England Stock

Complete Histories – Bank of England Stock

The stock for which Global Financial Data has the longest history is the Bank of England stock, or as it was originally known, the Governor and Company of the Bank of England. The origin of the Bank of England lies in naval warfare. In 1694, the French had the...

GFD Complete Histories – Dr. Pepper

GFD Complete Histories – Dr. Pepper

Since I grew up in Dallas where the old Dr. Pepper plant was located on Mockingbird Avenue (now demolished), I have always been a Dr. Pepper fan, and though not everyone refers to it as the elixir of life as I do, it is still popular among those with discriminating...

New Housing Price Indices Added

Freddie Mac has added 23 new Metropolitan Standard Areas (MSAs) to the list of MSAs that they cover in their quarterly surveys of housing prices throughout the United States. The FMHPI provides a measure of typical price inflation for houses within the U.S. Values are...

Complete Histories – The South Seas Company – The Forgotten ETF

Break on through to the other side

  In the above chart which shows the Dow Jones Industrial Average from 1885-present adjusted for inflation, you’ll see that the composite has yet to reach all-time highs in terms of real money. Even with the rally still in full-effect, it is tough to imagine a...

Complete Histories – The South Seas Company – The Forgotten ETF

The Greatest Stock Market Loser of All Time

The stock for China Logistics Group, Inc. (CHLO on the OTCQB) can lay claim to being the greatest destroy of equity of all time as a result of the multiple reverse splits its stock has suffered and the decline in the value of the stock that followed these splits. The...

Complete Histories – The South Seas Company – The Forgotten ETF

Gold Takes a Hit

After trading to new yearly lows and then falling below $1,320, gold on Thursday reached its lowest level since September 2010. The strong rally in the US Dollar after the Fed meeting earlier this week have wreaked havoc on the all the commodity markets.  ...

The Famous Whiskey Dividend

The Famous Whiskey Dividend

Successful companies pay dividends to their shareholders. Sometimes they share their profits by issuing a cash dividend. Sometimes they give extra shares of stock through a stock dividend or stock split. Sometime they provide dividends in kind, such as coupons for...

Complete Histories – The South Seas Company – The Forgotten ETF

GFD Real Estate Database Additions

Global Financial Data has added several new series to its Real Estate Database. We have added Real Estate indices for two new countries: Brazil and Croatia. The Brazil data are quarterly covering 11 metropolitan areas back to 2000, and the Croatia data are quarterly...

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An Index for the First Two Centuries of Stock Markets

An Index for the First Two Centuries of Stock Markets

Global Financial Data has produced indices that cover global markets from 1601 until 1815 as a first step toward creating a World Index that provides data on equities from 1601 until 2018.  As we have discussed in another blog, “The Fifth Financial Era: Singularity,”...

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The Five Eras of Financial Markets

  Global Financial Data has produced indices that cover global markets from 1601 until 2018.  In organizing this data, we have discovered that the history of the stock market over the past 400 years can be broken up into four distinct eras when economic and...

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Global Financial Data’s 100-share United States Stock Index

Global Financial Data’s 100-share United States Stock Index

Global Financial Data has calculated a 100-share index that is more comprehensive than existing long-term indices of the United States stock market.  GFD has collected historical data on U.S. shares from 1791 until 2017 and is using this database to calculate a more...

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