Global Financial Data

Global Financial Data
Connection note

To access the database, click "Log in Anonymously." You may also create a personal account, which allows you to download multiple sets of data at the same time. If you create a personal account, enter Rutgers University Libraries as your organization and use your email address.

Rutgers is limited to 30 simultaneous users of this database.


Global Financial Data is the most complete collection of historical and current financial and economic data available in the world. Covering more than 150 different countries, it provides over 30,000 different data series that are immediately downloadable from the website. Most series can also be viewed and exported in customizable graph format.

Data series are updated daily. The database includes daily, weekly, monthly, and annual data, with excellent coverage of stock market indices, interest rates, exchange rates, inflation, and commodity prices for countries around the world. Historical data is taken from a variety of sources described in the GFD Encyclopedia. The database also offers the ability to generate yield curves for bond markets.

On this platform, Rutgers has access to the GFDatabase, two GFDIndices (Total Returns & Equity PE and Yield), the top 30 U.S. Stocks' data, and the Events in Time data series. Rutgers does not have access to any other data series on this platform.

Dates covered
  • Fixed Income Data back to 1694
  • Exchange Rates back to 1590
  • Inflation Data back to 1271
  • Commodity Data back to 1257
  • Total Returns on Stocks, Bonds and Bills back to 1800
Resource types
Global Financial Data, Inc.