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 Virtual 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.
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 and Datastream are accessible onsite at Bobst Library. To use these resources, stop by the 5th floor Research Commons.