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  • 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 at any given moment.”  Global Financial Data has decided to follow in Warren Buffett’s footsteps and has added data on the ratio of stock market capitalization to GDP for all the stock markets in the world.  GFD has the most extensive historical data on stock market capitalization and GDP available anywhere.  This enables us to provide data on Buffett’s favorite indicator going back centuries, not decades. 

  • 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 outstanding government debt as a share of GDP.  The data cover 56 countries on government revenues, expenditures and interest expense and 200 countries on outstanding government debt.

    GFD has combined its extensive database of historical data on government revenues, expenditures and debt with the recent work of Ayhan, Kurlat, Ohnsorge and Sugawara in their paper, “A Cross-Country Database of Fiscal Space” and of Mauro, Romeu, Binder

  • 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’s search engine and choosing Currency in Circulation, M1, M2 or M3 under the Main Indicators. This will provide you with a list of the countries for which GFD has Money Supply data. To obtain the Money Supply for a particular country you can use the mnemonic MS + 3-letter ISO Code + M0 for Currency in Circulation, + M1 for the M1 Money Supply, + M2 for the M2 Money Supply or + M3 for the M3 Money supply. Consequently, the M1 Money Supply for

  • 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 compare the data published on their websites with the data in the GFDatabase to make sure the values were consistent.
    2. Updated historical data for indices
    3. Added additional metadata for new GFD Indices

  • GFD World Index 2.0

    Global financial Data has calculated a new World Index that extends from the beginning of stock markets in Amsterdam in 1601 to the present day.  It will succeed the original World Index that GFD first calculated 20 years ago.  With the World Index 2.0 we can clearly distinguish the four eras that the stock market has evolved through during the past 400 years: Mercantilism, Free Trade, Regulation and Globalization. We can analyze how the stock market behaved in each of the four eras as well as each global bull and bear market the market has passed through during the past 400 years. Until now, no one has calculated a World Index that


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