S&P 500 total returns by calendar year, as well as daily supporting data

Discussion in 'Data Sets and Feeds' started by Charles Barlow, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. Can't find a forum where this thread will fit, so here goes:

I can get daily data from Yahoo for a few days with the ^PXTY ticker, but not years of daily historical data. Morningstar only has year-to-date, not calendar year. I don't belong to Bloomberg, so I can't go anywhere with their SPXT:IND ticker.

Anybody know how to do this without spending any money? :)
  2. Thanks for the reply. ^GSPC is the price return rather than the total return with dividends reinvested, which is ^PXTY. The trouble is that ^PXTY doesn't have any historical data on Yahoo Finance. If you want to see the spectacular difference over the long haul, look at the first chart at:


I have filed a complaint with Yahoo finance, but so far, they have merely escalated the problem to a higher level.