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On-Line Historical Prices
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?
Once on the Historical Quotes page, you may choose the date range of the data displayed, change the ticker symbol query, or switch to a different time-frame format. If the data requested is beyond the range of historical quotes available through Yahoo! Finance, all available data within the range will be displayed. While historical quotes typically do not go back further than 1970, we found data for IBM that went back to 1962.
There is currently no restriction to the amount of historical quote data you can request; however, only 200 rows will be displayed at a time. Links to Previous 200 records and Next 200 records are available at the bottom of the table, which may be used to access the additional data requested. You also have the option to download in spreadsheet format.
A utility enables users to view the data directly; pull quotes from multiple sources; produce intraday logs for multiple symbols; and view historical daily, weekly and monthly data. XLQ is a shareware program that can be downloaded and tested for 45 days at no cost. After that, the cost is $35 and includes free future upgrades.