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I am trying to find daily historical stock prices to develop a cost basis for tax purposes. Do you know of a Web site where I could obtain this data?

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CI Editors respond: We featured a comparison of historical quote providers in the September/October 2002 issue of Computerized Investing. The comparison examined 19 vendors that provide past price, volume, and breadth statistics on stocks, indexes, mutual funds, options or futures.

To look up individual company historical quotes you should also consider Yahoo! Finance. This Web site allows users to pull up stock histories dating back to 1970 at no cost. Historical quote data is presented in tabular form in user-selected time frames—daily, weekly, and monthly. You can even look up historical dividend payments. Yahoo! Finance provides a split- and dividend-adjusted close as well as unadjusted open, high, low and close.

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