FTSE 100 historical data download

FTSE 100 index has been introduced on 3 January 1984 at the base level of 1000. From Yahoo! Finance you can download FTSE 100 data back until 2 April 1984.
Alternatively you can check out these 5 year charts of FTSE or 10 year charts of FTSE.

Steps for downloading FTSE 100 market data

You should see a page similar to this:
FTSE 100 historical data page on Yahoo! Finance

Step2: Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click "Download to Spreadsheet". (By using default settings you will download EOD FTSE 100 data from the broadest date range. If this is not suitable for you, you can modify settings.)
"Download to Spreadsheet" button on Yahoo! Finance

Step3: Most browsers open a file chooser window to select where to download data. Start downloading market data by selecting a file and a location in this window. (Default file name is "table.csv" which isn't too good for identifying historical data on your computer so renaming file to "ftse_100.csv" or similar is advised.)

If FTSE 100 data file is automatically opened with MS Excel or similar software (eg.: Libre Office Calc), it may cause problems when importing data file into a particular analysis software. In this case you should right-click on "Download to Spreadsheet" link (like in Step 2) and choose
  • "Save target as..." in Internet Explorer
  • "Save link As..." in Firefox and Google Chrome
  • or something similar in the context menu (depending on your browser)

You can analyze this data using eg.: Chartoasis Sesame or this free technicalanalysis software.

Silver historical data download in 5 easy steps

One of the most complete set of silver's historical data can be downloaded from Stooq.com. Stooq.com's data of silver goes back until 1792 (!). Of course you can not await full EOD data for the 18th century, but it is still quite interesting...
Stooq.com is a Polish website, but some parts of it is transleted into English. Do not be afraid of it, you can download silver data without knowing anything about Polish language! (You can also try using Google translate. Google Chrome will offer automatic translation as soon as you visit Stooq.com.)
Alternatively, you can check out silver's 5 year charts.


Step2: Click "Historical data" link (marked with red on the image below).

the place of silver historical data download link on Stooq.com

Step3: Scroll down to the bottom of the next page and click "Download data in .csv file...". (Leave dates, radio buttons and checkboxes unchanged.)

 link to download data in csv file

Step4: if a window pops up requesting for an antibot code, enter the anti-bot code into the text-field marked with red and click "Approve" (antibot will probably not be LYGD in your case... this is just a screenshot).

enter antibot code before downloading historical data

Step5: Click "Download file..." link in the pop-up window. Your browser should offer to choose where to download the data file

finally download file link appears

If data file is automatically opened with MS Excel or similar software (eg.: Libre Office Calc), it may cause problems when loading data file into a particular analysis software. In this case you should right-click on "Download data in .csv file..." link (like in Step 3) and choose Save as file... or similar in the context menu (depending on your browser).

You can analyze this data using eg.: Chartoasis Sesame or this free technicalanalysis software.

Gold historical data download in 5 easy steps

One of the most complete set of gold's historical data can be downloaded from Stooq.com. Stooq.com's data of gold goes back until 1793 (!). Of course you can not await full EOD data for the 18th century, but it is still quite interesting...
Stooq.com is a Polish website, but some parts of it is transleted into English. Do not be afraid of it, you can download gold data without knowing anything about Polish language! (You can also try using Google translate. Google Chrome will offer automatic translation as soon as you visit Stooq.com.)
Alternatively, you can check out gold's 5 year chart or the historical charts of gold.


Step2: Click "Historical data" link (marked with red on the image below).
 
the place of gold historical data download link on Stooq.com

Step3: Scroll down to the bottom of the next page and click "Download data in .csv file...". (Leave dates, radio buttons and checkboxes unchanged.)

link to download data in csv file


Step4: if a window pops up requesting for an antibot code, enter the anti-bot code into the text-field marked with red and click "Approve" (antibot will probably not be LYGD in your case... this is just a screenshot)
 
enter antibot code before downloading historical data

Step5: Click "Download file..." link in the pop-up window. Your browser should offer to choose where to download the data file

finally download file link appears

If data file is automatically opened with MS Excel or similar software (eg.: Libre Office Calca), it may cause problems when loading data file into a particular analysis software. In this case you should right-click on "Download data in .csv file..." link (like in Step 3) and choose "Save file as..." or similar in the context menu (depending on your browser).

You can analyze this data using eg.: Chartoasis Sesame or this free technicalanalysis software.

NSE historical data download for National Stock Exchange of India

You can analyze stocks from National Stock Exchange of India using free data and free softwares.

We recommend downloading data for share market of India from http://nseindia.com/, because this source has better quality (eg.: it is more up to date than Yahoo! Finance).

Let's see how to find Tata Steel's historical data on NSE.
2.) Start typing the name of the desired stock in the box at the top of the page:

start typing the name of stock into the search box on the top of the page

3.) Next is Tata Steel's quotes page. Click “Historical Data” (marked with red).

click historical data on the next page
4.) Historical data download has to be set up on the next page:
  • Click the radio button next to “Select a time period” - it must be selected as it looks like on the image below.
  • Set date in the “To” box to the current day (or to the latest possible date)
  • Set date in the first box to as early as possible, eg.: 01-01-1994.
  • Click “Get Data”.
      
setting up historical data download from NSEIndia.com

5.) Page may update slowly after clicking “Get Data”, please be patient.
6.) Click “Download this data” when page is loaded.
  • If MS Excel (or similar software, like Libre Office) is opening market data instead of simply downloading it, that causes the change of data format. This may lead to problems like softwares do not recognize data etc., so follow this page's description in this case, please.
use "Download this data" link in order to download data file

7.) Rename data file according to the name of the stock – eg.: tata_steel.csv in this case, because data file is named “data.csv” by default which may be confusing when multiple stock's data is downloaded.
8.) Market data can be analyzed with various softwares, eg.: using this or this software.