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Hi, Fools.

I have a question about historical prices for stocks and mutual funds. My retirement site gives me just the balance in each of my funds/company stock and I can get the contribution/dividend amounts and dates. However, nowhere does it tell me how many shares were purchased.

Now, I can back into the number of shares if I know what the price was on the purchase date. My question is, is there anywhere to get a stock or mutual fund's closing price for, say, a couple of days ago. If I'm busy or just forget, I may not enter this into MS Money till a couple of days after the fact. Yahoo! just gives me the previous day's closing price. I don't really want to pay for this, if possible.

TIA
3MM
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Odd that they wouldn't give the shares purchased as well as the amount. I can't think of anyplace online that has old prices. You could probably get recent newspapers at the library. Ask at the desk if they don't still have them in the reading room. Not terribly convenient but maybe the only solution for now. You could also initiate a request to the site manager to add the share information.
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You can get historical prices at Yahoo, but they are not completely reliable, from what I have heard.

I use Fasttrack for charting and historical prices.

I have a friend who uses Quotes Plus, and so far is very pleased.
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Joel,

I assume Fasttrack and Quotes Plus are pay sites?

3MM
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Yes, for prices, check out www.fasttrack.net and http://www.qp2.com/

Quotes plus allows you to do extensive screening for stocks.
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I use Yahoo for historical pricing. I've found them to be fairly accurate, especially for things like past closing prices.

Go to: http://finance.yahoo.com/ and type the ticker symbol in the box. Click GO, and when the new page opens, look for 'Historical Prices' on the left side. Click on that and you get several ways to look at historical prices for that symbol.

Russ
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I prefer MSN's charting.

http://moneycentral.msn.com/investor/charts/charting.asp

It does require downloading and installing an ActiveX control, so it is IE only.

Regards,
Mike
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Russ,

Thanks! Don't know how I missed that one!

3MM
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