Question: Where can I find a daily or monthly time series of major market indices?


A time series tracks the movement of certain chosen data points, such as a security’s price over a specified period-of-time at regular intervals. Time series analysis can be useful to see how a given asset, security or economic variable changes over time or compares to other economic variables.  

Go to the Business Library's Company & Financial Information section for links to useful resources, including the following suggested resources:  

Factiva: Choose the Companies/Markets tab in the top toolbar and then choose, Quotes.  Under Quotes use the Select Instrument drop-down menu to choose Common Market Indexes. 

Morningstar Investment Research Center: Choose Markets and then choose Indexes

Bloomberg: Choose the Yellow Index key for the main index menu.  Bloomberg terminals are located in Bobst Library, 5th floor. Click here for the Bloomberg guide

Datastream:  A global financial database which contains current and historical data on stocks, indices, bonds, funds, futures, options, interest rates, commodities, and economic indicators.  Click here for the NYU Datastream Guide.  

Please note that Bloomberg is accessible onsite at Bobst Library. To use this resource, stop by the 5th floor Research Commons. 


Answered By: Business Librarians
Last Updated: Mar 21, 2022Views:

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