October 2020

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 13 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.

Wars and Financial Panics: Global Bear Markets in the Twentieth Century

This is the third in a series of blogs we are writing about global bear markets that have occurred over the past 400 years.  Global Financial Data has calculated a World Stock Index that covers equiti... read more..

The Century of War: Bear Markets in the 1700s

GFD has calculated a global index of stocks that begins in 1602 and continues until the present. With this index, we can track the changes in global stock markets over the past 400 years. In particula... read more..

Paul Volcker, the Man Who Changed the Equity Risk Premium

On December 9, Paul Volcker, who served as Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank from 1979 to 1987, died at the age of 92.  Paul Volcker changed the shape of the economy and of financial markets.   T... read more..

Investors and the French Revolution

Most people know the basic story of the French Revolution.  France’s aid to the United States indebted the nation leading to new taxes that fed a revolt against the king and the aristocracy. The Estat... read more..

Government Bond Yields and Returns in the 2020s

The 2020s have begun.  During the 2010s, the fixed-income market has done things no one would have predicted when the 2010s began ten years ago.  The most important feature of the past decade has been... read more..

Events in Time Anniversaries: May 2019

25 years ago: May 1994S&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/... read more..

Global Financial Data Adds Data on Warren Buffett’s Favorite indicator

Co-Authored by Michelle Kangas & Dr. Bryan Taylor   Warrant Buffett once said that the stock market capitalization to GDP Ratio (MC/GDP) is “probably the best measure of where valuations stand a... read more..

Global Financial Data Adds Government Debt/GDP Ratio Data

Global Financial Data has added over 600 files to its database that provide data on government revenues, government expenditures, the primary balance, interest paid on public debt and the amount of ou... read more..

Global Financial Data Adds New Money Supply Files

Global Financial Data has added 50 new Money Supply files. With these additions, the GFDatabase now includes data on the Money Supply from over 100 countries. You can find these files by going to GFD’... read more..

GFD Finaeon Release Notes: May 17, 2019

GFD had minor release to our live site and data set on 5/17/2019. See below for details on the changes 1. GFD did our annual review and went back to the data published on central bank websites to com... read more..

The COVID Decade

Everyone hates Covid-19 and the way it has disrupted our lives.  The Covid pandemic has shut down the world and led to the layoff of millions of workers.  Unemployment has soared, GDP has de... read more..

Events in Time Anniversaries: October 2020

25 years ago: October 1995 S&P 500: 581.5 (vs. 3446.83 in 10/2020) 10-year U.S. Government Bond Yield: 6.03% (vs. 0.78% in 10/2020) Gold: $382.65 (vs. $1887.45 in 10/2020) Oil: $17.635 (vs. read more..

Events in Time Anniversaries: September 2020

25 years ago: September 1995 S&P 500: 584.42 (vs. 3401.2 in 09/2020) 10-year U.S. Government Bond Yield: 6.17% (vs. 0.68% in 09/2020) Gold: $384 (vs. $1949.35 in 09/2020) Oil: $17.54 (vs. $3 read more..

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