Why Choose GFD?

In today’s business environment, machines are not replacing Humans — Humans are working with machines to master the world of finance. Knowing which data to input into your algorithms is more critical than ever in this arena of high-speed trading with narrow margins.  GFD is the provider of this critical new content necessary for machine learning applications.

I chose the following series to differentiate GFD from other data providers and that while tick data are necessary for day to day trading activities, historical data is more necessary than ever for humans and AI to master the world of finance.  While we provide current core data, GFD has always strived to provide complete unabridged, market data that will allow our users to explore a universe of ideas and concepts outside the normal realm of observation.  I believe that GFD users identify new patterns and derive new investment strategies as compared to their mainstream counterparts.  I think this is why so many of our clients outperform the markets, while remaining loyal clients for many years.  I hope you find these series interesting and as a result of seeing the unlimited possibility of using complete data in your analysis, you will become a client as well.

These series listed in table represent a good taste of what represents GFD.  The GFD Indices are new and have never before been released so I chose three, the US and UK Price Indices and the GFD Emerging market Index.  These unparalleled series have been created using hundreds of data sets derived from the US Equities and the UK Equities which have taken over twelve years to transcribe.  GFD offers a large number of CAPE ratios and Total Returns on Stocks, Bonds, and Bills on over 50 countries from the inception of when trading began (not when electronic recording began).

I have included the G-7 Stock Indices, which are included in the GFDatabase.  I have not posted these for free reference since September 11, 2001.  I posted these series back then because Dr. Taylor was featured on CNBC and predicted that markets would be dark for 5 days and this was an accurate prediction.  I was hoping to show that markets do eventually recover from such traumatic events, and that GFD has longer history, covering every market cycle for every major market.  Please feel free to examine the U.S., U.K., Canada, Germany, Japan, Italy and France.

I chose to highlight the Baby Bells because these always fascinated me how one company could spin off into several others, yet remain trading over a hundred years – two baby bells are remaining, one is Verizon, one is AT&T.  It is interesting to note how much more the value of the Dow Jones Industrial Average would be had IBM remained in the index versus AT&T – Hindsight is 20/20 ( 22,000 points is how much higher the DJIA would have been had IBM remained in the index from 1939 until 1979)which is why I included IBM and the DJIA in this free trial so that you can examine the value of the stock relative to the DJIA.

It is nice to note that Disney did make a big jump in price while trading OTC prior to listing on the NYSE as did Dr. Pepper which also traded briefly on the Cincinnati Exchange before making the leap to the NYSE. The Regional Exchanges were quite a platform of trading activity for many well-known active stocks today such as Xerox, Hewlett-Packard, Kentucky Fried Chicken, and Standard Oil. Personally, I think that taking a look at all the GFD Equities that GFD offers subscribers will make a difference in any AI algorithm and even in daily trading activities (if given a chance).  I know that many of the GFD Indices make stunning visual displays, especially the GFD – US 100 which appears striking in marketing presentations, since it out performs the S&P 500 Index due to the inclusion of finance stocks prior to 1976.

The Bank of England was the most prolific stock of early market trading. It established the gold standard of the global economy, set interest rates and it traded on the London Stock Exchange for 350 years and during the 1700s it was the largest corporation in the world. As Railroads gained momentum as a sector, over 30,000 miles of track had been laid by 100,000s of employees and represented 80% of the stock market’s capitalization by the 1890s.  GFD has organized and traced these sectors back to the origins of the first days of trading. GFD has gathered this information and much more in its Events-In-Time database and through its meta-data and source documentation over the last 29 years of research.

Working primarily in marketing and branding for GFD, I have always thought long-term data made the prettiest graphs.  And from an analytical perspective, if the data is now available, why not give it a try?  Knowledge is power.  I just heard a speech where Jalena McWilliams, chairwoman of the FDIC said, “Data is the new capital.” I agree.

Enjoy the free trial,

Michelle Kangas


Series Available For Free Trial

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Sugar _SU1599D
Gold __XAU_BD
Oil __WTC_D
Dr. Pepper DOC1
Dr. Pepper/Seven Up DPS2
Keurig Dr. Pepper KDP
Nestle NSRGY
Walt Disney DIS
Quantum Chemical/National Distillers CUE1
Enron ENRNQ1
American Telephone and Telegraph T1
AT&T Corp. T2
Southwestern Bell/AT&T Inc. T3
Bell Atlantic/Verizon VZ
Bell South BLS1
Pacific Telesis PAC1
U.S. West USW1
S&P 500 _SPXD
France CAC All-Tradable Index _CACTD
Japan Nikkei 225 Index _N225D
UK FTSE All-Share Index _FTASD
Banca Commerciale Italiana Index _BCIID
Canada S&P TSE-300 Index _GSPTSED
Germany CDAX Composite _CXKXD
United Kingdom CPI CPGBRM
USD-French Franc USDFRF
USD-Japanese Yen USDJPY
USD-Italian Lira USDITL
USD-Canadian Dollar USDCAD
USD-German Deutschemark USDDEM
USD-British Pound GBPUSD
Bank of England BOE1-LO
London and Northwestern Railway LNW1-LO
Bank of Scotland BSCT1-LO
Midland Bank MDBK1A-LO
Barclays plc BCLB1A-LO

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