S&P 500 Historical Data

Of all the places online where you can get free EOD historical data, yahoo finance is the best. I am not suggesting that delving into financial statements and becoming totally familiar with every financial aspect of a perspective stock purchase is a bad idea, I’m simply saying that it is not necessary to obtain the basic information required to make an informed decision.Historical Stock PricesHistorical Stock Prices

All CFDs (stocks, indexes, futures) and Forex prices are not provided by exchanges but rather by market makers, and so prices may not be accurate and may differ from the actual market price, meaning prices are indicative and not appropriate for trading purposes.

But for the increasing number of companies that have changed hands or changed symbols over the years, it will likely be necessary to go off-line and use the Standard and Poor’s Daily Stock Price Record , the complete run of which is available at SIBL.

Google Finance – Like Yahoo, Google is good geographic research (most international exchanges), but our feeling is that Google doesn’t take Google Finance very seriously, so errors are more common, and like with Yahoo, some key futures exchanges and less common instruments are missing, however, it does provide better charting capabilities.Historical Stock Prices

Therefore, an obvious interpretation of the chart is that the stock market periodically gets ahead of itself by increasing faster than the underlying businesses, and then has to wait for the real” value of the underlying businesses to catch up during the long, flat periods of disinterest.” If that is the case, we could well be in another one of those periods of disinterest” – though when you’re actually in one of those periods, you may find other words more descriptive….