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Gain a competitive advantage using alternative historical data provided exclusively by GFD.

It’s About Time

Gain a competitive advantage using alternative historical data provided exclusively by GFD.

Global Financial Data is the most complete source of historical and financial information for the world’s top financial analysts.

GFD is the first company to have ever transcribed the largest collection of historical archives into an electronically accessible format. We provide complete coverage on US and UK equities, from the first stock ever traded in 1694 until present day, our global macro data covers 200 countries beginning in the 1200’s.

Our data empowers our clients in both the private and public sectors to solve for a wide array of needs in their respective fields.

Finaeon works for our clients worldwide to help them gain an advantage in:

  • Conducting Independent Analysis
  • Identifying Market Cycles
  • Researching, Formulating, and Testing Theories
  • Creating Reliable Forecasting Models
  • Building Superior Business Models
  • and more…

With GFD Finaeon by Global Financial Data, our clients can be sure their reports and analysis are using the most comprehensive historical economic and financial database available to meet all of their institutional needs.

Commercial Access

Investment professionals and analysts depend on Global Financial Data to build models that have been tested against decades, and even centuries, of market data so they can anticipate how markets will move with confidence.

Academic Access

Professors and students worldwide have looked to Global Financial Data as the Gold Standard for research that is used to test theories, publish educational books, and write articles for publication in academic journals.

We are a Global Data provider with a Global Reach:

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What our clients say:

“The historical database at Global Financial Data is essential to our research process.”

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Chief Investment Officer, Cambria Investment Management

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Equities Global Quantitative

“Our firm has been working with Global Financial Data for almost a decade. Not only does GFD deliver high quality data, they treat us as a business partner. I recommend them highly.”

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Founder, Investments Illustrated, Inc.

“GFD stands as one of our most popular and powerful subscription data services, offering convenient campus-wide accessibility, impressive series depth and scope, and easy online navigation, retrieval, and charting.”

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UC San Diego Libraries

“We use Global Financial Data as a primary source for historical time series. They provide comprehensive data coverage over every period for which data is available.”

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Winton Capital

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GFD Insights

Four Centuries of Stocks and Bonds in Retrospect

Dr. Bryan Taylor, Chief Economist, Global Financial Data     Financial markets have evolved over time. The relationship between stocks and bonds differed in each of the eras that Global Financial Data has designated in the past: Mercantilism (1602-1800),...

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A Century of Peace: Bear Markets in the 1800s

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, determine when bear markets occurred and study the causes of those bear markets....

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Brazilian Stocks’ Wild Ride Through Time

At about $1 trillion, Brazil’s stock market is among the twenty largest stock markets in the world, equal to about half of the country’s GDP. The first stock exchange opened in Brazil in 1817, the Rio de Janeiro Stock Exchange opened in 1820, and the Sao Paulo Stock...

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