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Global Financial Data provides the most comprehensive, historical economic and financial information available anywhere. GFD specializes in providing Financial and Economic Data that extends from the 1000s to the present—beyond what any other data provider has ever delivered.
For over twenty-five years Global Financial Data has been accumulating and transcribing rare data sources into research-quality databases. This was a time when the word “alternative” was not used to define unique data content.
GFD combines daily market data from traditional data feeds with historical values we have collected from print sources to generate complete, unabridged data series. These original source documents include academic journals, newspapers, periodicals, books and numerous other archival sources that were once only recorded by a quill pen. The data we offer is verified, cross-referenced and accurate. Our content supports all types of internal, commercial and academic analysis.
Over the years, thousands of analysts from around the world have used our data for daily business applications, the creation of superior models and algorithms, to make strategic investment decisions, and to produce stunning charts and graphs. The suite of GFD services is also used for academic activities such as: authoring of reports, books and white papers. Today, we call these collective activities “seeking alpha”.
We create and generate our own proprietary data series while we continue to investigate new sources and extend existing series whenever possible. GFD supports full data transparency to enable our users to verify financial data points, tracing them back to the original source documents. GFD is the original supplier of complete historical data.
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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),...read more
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....read more
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