Stock Prices and Yields: 1970 to 2006

Added By Infochimps

The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 1176):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 55 rows and 38 columns.

Closing values as of end of December, except as noted


  1. Standard & Poor’s Indices are market-value weighted and are chosen for market size,
    liquidity, and industry group representation.
    The S&P 500 index represents 500 large publicly-traded companies.
    The S&P MidCap Index tracks mid-cap companies.
    The S&P SmallCap Index consists of 600 domestic small-cap stocks.
  2. The Russell 1000 and 3000 indices show respectively the 1000 and 3000
    largest capitalization stocks in the United States. The Russell 2000 index
    shows the 2000 largest capitalization stocks in the United States after
    the first 1000.
  3. The Dow Jones Wilshire 5000 Composite Index measures the performance of all U.S.
    headquartered equity securities with readily available prices.


Public Domain (Government Work)

This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.