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We are the original supplier of alternative data never before compiled into an electronic format.

History is New. History is Now

Global Financial Data provides the most comprehensive, historical economic and financial information available anywhere. GFD specializes in providing Financial and Economic Data that extends from the 1000s to the present—beyond what any other data provider has ever delivered.

For over twenty-five years Global Financial Data has been accumulating and transcribing rare data sources into research-quality databases.  This was a time when the word “alternative” was not used to define unique data content.

GFD combines daily market data from traditional data feeds with historical values we have collected from print sources to generate complete, unabridged data series. These original source documents include academic journals, newspapers, periodicals, books and numerous other archival sources that were once only recorded by a quill pen. The data we offer is verified, cross-referenced and accurate.  Our content supports all types of internal, commercial and academic analysis.

Over the years, thousands of analysts from around the world have used our data for daily business applications, the creation of superior models and algorithms, to make strategic investment decisions, and to produce stunning charts and graphs.  The suite of GFD services is also used for academic activities such as:  authoring of reports, books and white papers.  Today, we call these collective activities “seeking alpha”.

We create and generate our own proprietary data series while we continue to investigate new sources and extend existing series whenever possible. GFD supports full data transparency to enable our users to verify financial data points, tracing them back to the original source documents. GFD is the original supplier of complete historical data.

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The Worst Bear Market in History

The Worst Bear Market in History

  Which country has the dubious distinction of suffering the worst bear market in history? To answer this question, we ignore countries where the government closed down the stock exchange, leaving investors with nothing, as occurred in Russia in 1917 or Eastern...

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Dow Jones’s 22,000 Point Mistake

Dow Jones’s 22,000 Point Mistake

  One of the long-term components of the Dow Jones Industrial Average has been IBM. The company was originally added to the Dow Jones Industrials on March 26, 1932 in a reshuffle involving eight stocks including Coca-Cola, Nash Motors (later American Motors) and...

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Six Ounces that Saved a Hundred Billion-Dollar Company

Six Ounces that Saved a Hundred Billion-Dollar Company

  Today Pepsi is one of the strongest brands in the world with a capitalization of nearly $125 billion. But this wasn’t always the case. It may be hard to believe, but Pepsi was on the verge of bankruptcy during its first forty years of business. In fact,...

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