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  • A New Index of the American Stock Exchange

    The AMEX has generally been ignored by investors, but this article attempts to redress that neglect.

  • Building a New Bull

    The S&P 500 reached new highs last week causing some analysts to call this the fastest recovery from a bear market in history; however, this shows that many analysts are not looking at the whole picture -- since they are ignoring the recovery that followed the start of World War I in 1914.

  • GFD Sector and Industry Classification System Revised

    Global Financial Data has revised its sector and industry classification system and has added comparison with the GICS and SIC classification system to help users understand the differences between the three systems.

  • Taylor’s Golden Rule of Stock Market Size Indices

    Global Financial Data has collected extensive data on stocks from the United States and the United Kingdom covering over 400 years.  With this, GFD plans to generate indices that cover the history of the stock market from the incorporation of the Dutch East India Company in 1602 to the current market in 2018.  GFD will provide a general index, sector indices and size indices.

    One question which the creation of size indices creates is how many components should be in the large cap, midcap and small cap indices.  Where should large cap, midcap and small cap begin and end? Currently, each index company treats large cap, midcap and

  • The COVID Decade

    Everyone hates Covid-19 and the way it has disrupted our lives.  The Covid pandemic has shut down the world and led to the layoff of millions of workers.  Unemployment has soared, GDP has declined, and businesses have gone bankrupt.  With winter arriving in the northern hemisphere, Covid cases are likely to increase. The main consolation is that a vaccine is on the way, and once it is available, life can hopefully return to the pre-pandemic “normal” which we all enjoyed.

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