# Master list of free financial data

#### Joy Pathak

##### Swaptionz
Anyone know where I can get corporate bond cds spread historical prices? If the service costs, can anyone suggest an affordable place. Majority are very pricey!

#### bob

##### Faculty (Undercover)
Depends what exactly you need. As you probably know, MarkIt is the standard vendor in this space but is pricey. Fitch has a similar product (called ValuSpread, which is a horrible name) that is less expensive, and I have had a good experience with their data.

The other possibility is to see if you can get histories from a dealer you perhaps already have a relationship with, but the quality on these will not be as high as services that aggregate across multiple dealers and make determinations about stale quotes and so on. Individual dealers' spreads can differ by a surprising amount from the consensus number, and for thinly traded names may go days without changing at all.

#### Joy Pathak

##### Swaptionz
Depends what exactly you need. As you probably know, MarkIt is the standard vendor in this space but is pricey. Fitch has a similar product (called ValuSpread, which is a horrible name) that is less expensive, and I have had a good experience with their data.

The other possibility is to see if you can get histories from a dealer you perhaps already have a relationship with, but the quality on these will not be as high as services that aggregate across multiple dealers and make determinations about stale quotes and so on. Individual dealers' spreads can differ by a surprising amount from the consensus number, and for thinly traded names may go days without changing at all.

I am looking for 5 year CDS spreads on high yield corporate bonds in the energy sector for now, with the highest frequency available. Hopefully liquidity volume a long with it too on the contracts.

Markit is what I have been looking at, but it is expensive. You're right about individual dealer spreads.

I will look into Fitch. Thanks!

#### sahnoune

I'm looking for any option about sp500 or any other index, I tried google & yahoo finance in vain :s

#### sahnoune

I need several years of daily observations, at the CMEgroup I found only the today's price

#### Andy Nguyen

There are lot of Wall Street professionals on this community who can help. Here is a message from a WSEA (Wall Street Executive Anonymous)

You MUST be specific. Many people her (myself included) could probably help you, but saying

"I need several years of daily observations, at the CMEgroup I found only the today's price"

is MEANINGLESS. I have access to TONS of data, but I have no idea what you really need.

ATM Implied? Smile data? 1000 Dec 2014 SPX puts?

#### Joy Pathak

##### Swaptionz
I need several years of daily observations, at the CMEgroup I found only the today's price

Yeah. Can you be a bit more specific. I can get you options data, but you have to give me a ticker, strike, expiration, something....

#### sahnoune

Sorry for my unclearness (and for my english),
I need a time serie about spx call and spx put option

#### Gijsvd

I'm a graduate student at KULeuven, Belgium, graduating in computer science. The goal of my thesis is to predict the stock market, using online financial news. To do this, I need lots of historical intraday market data and historical news to match the stocks. The market data I need, should have a granularity of less than a few seconds minutes and should cover between a few months and a few years. It should consist of a coherent collection of stocks, like S&P 500.

I noticed it isn't easy to gather such market data on the internet. The only usable source I could find was freeserv.dukascopy.com/exp. I wrote a program to download and save their data, but after a few downloads my ip address got banned. The financial news should be easier to gather, I'm planning on using Yahoo news.

If somebody could supply me with the market data I need, I will be very grateful. I will of course give you updates on my thesis and, if you request, will do some light programming for you in return.

#### Tsotne

Hi @Gijsvd

Sure. Go to http://www.nasdaq.com/

Then put a symbol of the stock (or any instrument) you want to view the historical quotes for. Then find and click Historical Quotes on the left menu options and you will be presented with the table holding the quotes by default for th last 5 days. You can enlarge that history up to maximum 10 years (daily data). You can download it in excel format.

For example the historical quotes for Citigroup common stock is here:

http://www.nasdaq.com/aspx/historical_quotes.aspx?symbol=C&selected=C

#### Gijsvd

Hi @Gijsvd

Sure. Go to http://www.nasdaq.com/

Then put a symbol of the stock (or any instrument) you want to view the historical quotes for. Then find and click Historical Quotes on the left menu options and you will be presented with the table holding the quotes by default for th last 5 days. You can enlarge that history up to maximum 10 years (daily data). You can download it in excel format.

For example the historical quotes for Citigroup common stock is here:

http://www.nasdaq.com/aspx/historical_quotes.aspx?symbol=C&selected=C

Unfortunately, nasdaq.com can only provide me with historical EOD market data. The data I need is intraday data with a granularity of a few minutes or less. A source for such data would be very welcome!

#### Tsotne

Unfortunately, nasdaq.com can only provide me with historical EOD market data. The data I need is intraday data with a granularity of a few minutes or less. A source for such data would be very welcome!

Go to this site: http://www.eoddata.com/default.aspx

#### Gijsvd

Go to this site: http://www.eoddata.com/default.aspx

I tried to download the data, but apparently only platinum members ( $30/month) can download historical intraday data not older than one month . To download intraday data older than a month, and maximum one year old, I will have to pay an extra$120. If I can't find any free data, this is the most valuable option yet. But, since I'm a student, I'd rather find a free or cheaper source.

#### Tsotne

The least time interval I could find in many areas for free is 1 day . Maybe other members know something.

#### Gijsvd

The least time interval I could find in many areas for free is 1 day . Maybe other members know something.
Alright, nonetheless, thanks for your help!

I'm hoping for members that have the data I need and are willing to share it with me.

#### Tsotne

Are you making forecast for short term horizon?

#### Gijsvd

Yeah. At first I'm trying to recreate results from previous research (ie. Schumaker, Chen, ...). They make a forecast in a very small window, something like 20 minutes after the release of a news article. One of the goals of my thesis is, after I have a comparable system, to adapt the system and to test it for forecasts in a larger window.

If you are interested, I can send you a list of papers of existing systems.

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