world stock index, which one?

Discussion in 'Data Sets and Feeds' started by pepper_john, Apr 27, 2013.

  1. I would like to find a world stock index that goes back a long way and is relatively cheap to get. Which one would you recommend? Thanks.
  2. mydann


    See my post

    It depends on the level of the data granularity. You might get it for free if you are asking for daily opening/closing. You may have to pay if you want anything better than daily. It's not cheap unless you narrow down the retrieving period and ticks.

    For daily historic price, try yahoo or google finance.
  3. jharmon


    One problem with a world stock index is that they are denominated in USD, so you are actually charting a "world and currency index" which is fine, if that's what you wanted.

    Swap the currency and the charts look quite different.
  4. Thank everyone for your inputs. Actually I want them denominated in USD.

    S&P 1200 seems to be a popular index, yet the historical ohlc daily data are not in