September 2018

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 7 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.

Communications or Telecommunications?

S&P Global and MSCI are making some major changes in the GICS sectors which will be enacted at the end of September.  Under the old GICS, Telecommunications was one of the 11 GICS sectors which read more..

Global Financial Data Adds Thousands of Series on Tariffs

With Jack Ma predicting that the trade wars between the United States and China could go on for another 20 years, Global Financial Data has added data on tariffs so our customers can analyze tariffs read more..

The First and the Greatest: The Rise and Fall of the United East India Company

The Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie (VOC), or the United East India Company, was not only the first multinational corporation to exist, but also probably the largest corporation in size in histor read more..

Quandries over Corporate Actions at Global Financial Data

Because of the breadth of data that Global Financial Data provides in its UK and US Stock Database, providing data from 1601 to 2018, GFD runs into problems of coverage that no other database encoun read more..

GFD Sector and Industry Classification System Revised

Global Financial Data has revised its sector and industry classification system and has added comparison with the GICS and SIC classification system to help users understand the differences between th... read more..

Taylor’s Golden Rule of Stock Market Size Indices

Global Financial Data has collected extensive data on stocks from the United States and the United Kingdom covering over 400 years.  With this, GFD plans to generate indices that cover the history of ... read more..

DOW Chemical vs du Pont: Which Was the Better Investment?

  On September 1, 2017 two of the giants of the chemical industry, Dow Chemical Corp. and E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. merged to form DowDuPont Inc.  The new corporation is a holding c read more..

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