February 2019

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 7 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.

America’s Longest Bear Market

We know that the worst bear market in United States history occurred between 1929 and 1932 when the S&P Composite fell 86%, returning the stock market back to levels it hadn’t seen since the 180 read more..

Global Financial Data Introduces the US-100 Index

Global Financial Data has calculated a 100-share index that is more comprehensive than existing long-term indices of the United States stock market.  GFD has collected historical data on U.S. shares read more..

How Many Stocks are in the Wilshire 5000?

The Wilshire 5000 is the broadest index in the United States covering every stock that is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ and the NYSE AMEX.  When the Index was launched back in 1974, read more..

GFD’s London Emerging Market Indices

Global Financial Data has put together a unique collection of alternative data indices that chart the performance of stocks in dozens of different countries around the world.  The first company for wh... read more..

Events in Time Anniversaries: February 2019

  25 years ago: February 1994 S&P 500: 467.14 (vs. 2731.61 in 02/2019) 10-year U.S. Government Bond Yield: 6.15% (vs. 2.70% in 02/2019) Gold: $381.55 (vs. $1312.40 in 02/2019) Oil: $14.50 read more..

Stocks for the Very Long Run: The UK-100

Global Financial Data has added the UK-100 Index to its family of GFD Indices. The UK-100 index (GFUK100MPD) provides a DAILY index of stocks from the London Stock Exchange that begins in 1692 and end... read more..

Stocks for the Very Long Run: The UK-100 and 327 Years of British Equity History

London Indices Before the GFD UK-100 Before the introduction of the UK-100, there was no single index that covered the 327 years of London data the UK-100 covers. In fact, there was no British inde read more..

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