Looking for good quality historical data for ^DJI and ^DJT back to 1900
Author: Jinye
Creation Date: 1/20/2017 6:57 PM
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Jinye

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Recently I start to study the DOW theory and found it is very interesting for long term primary trend forecast. I would like to purchase some data back to 1900 or earlier. Can anyone points to the right source that I can get these daily prices for both DOW industrial and transportation (rails)?

Thanks in advance.

Jeff
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Harapa

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Check Stooq. "Quality" hard to judge but they have data going back to 1900
https://www.wealth-lab.com/Forum/Posts/Stooq-static-data-provider-34290
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Jinye

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Hi Harapa,

Thank you for pointing to the right direction. I installed the extension and downloaded the data from Stooq.

Jinye
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Cone

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The best source for quality, complete, historical U.S. stock data back to 1950 and before is at http://premiumdata.net/
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Jinye

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I have been able to the data from Stooq data provider. My old laptop's hard disk is broken and I got a new laptop and have to reinstall the wealth-lab and the data providers. Now I can get individual stocks such as APPL, MSFT wit APPL.US, MSFT.US. However I can not get the ^DJI, DJT, ^NDX, ^SPX and ^NDQ anymore. When I try to download the data, the provider said these are invalid symbols.

I am able to get the historical data for these symbols directly from the stooq.com, but I prefer to get these data from the provider directly. Can someone tell me how to get these indices data through the Stooq data provider?

Thanks,

Jinye
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Eugene

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IMHO, you can get neither AAPL (let alone APPL) nor MSFT. Stooq requires you to add .US suffix to U.S. symbols for a while. As for ^DJI etc., there seems to be a minor change at Stooq with regard to the download URL so our format isn't acceptable for the indices. I'll get it fixed for the September extension release later this week.
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Jinye

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Sounds good. You are right that I can not get the AAPL or MSFT without using the .US suffix. I am looking forward to the release of the September extension.

Thanks,

Jinye
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Eugene

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It's released. Please update the extension. I double checked it and you can get ^SPX since 1789 (?!) and ^DJI since 1896.
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Jinye

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Hi Eugene,

I just updated the extension and tested. It works great now.

Thank you,

Jinye
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Eugene

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Jinye,

That's good news to hear.
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Eugene

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Can't say I'm happy with the fix. More details in the 'official' thread.