Historial stock data (early 1900s)?

Discussion in 'Data Sets and Feeds' started by station42, Oct 13, 2006.

  1. station42


    Any know where I can get a hold of free stock data dating back to the early 1900s?

    I know of many services that charge an unnecessary amount of money, but doesn't the NYSE keep that data public somewhere?

    has anyone done any studies on stock price movements of stocks in the early 1900s? Do they move similar to the way they move now? My guess is that they do move similar, but because stocks were thinner and there was more imperfect information, they had more volatility.

    Any help appreciated!
  2. Murray Ruggiero

    Murray Ruggiero Sponsor

    Very interesting link
  3. station42


    Thanks for the link!
    But I was looking for data on specific securities. The data from Dr. Shiller is just index data, not specific security data.

    For example securities like:
    New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad
    Bethlehem Steel
    Anaconda Steel

    Once again, thanks for any help!