No. of Recommendations: 2
"Dividend-adjusted prices take all this into account. This is a good thing." - SubGuy

I originally wanted the data without dividend adjustment because the DOW 30 and S&P 500 indexes did not include dividends. I was attempting to use the DOW and S&P history to show the way we can use the long-term historical index data guide us in selecting individual stocks.

The other reason was that I was using the BigCharts site for my hand-drawn charts. They use the unadjusted data.

I like the Yahoo data too. It is important for us to keep track of the data source and to understand how the dividend adjustment affects the picture. Right now, I have no idea how much the picture may change using Yahoo. I like the idea of correcting for spin-offs and dividends because that gives an apples to apples view of one stock versus another.

There is just no "best way" to do this. But, the BMW Method should not care because the math stays the same no matter what data we use.
Print the post  

Announcements

BMW METHOD EVENTS

The 2009 BMW Method Conference has been cancelled, due to minimum attendance numbers not being met. We hope to continue the annual BMW Method Conference tradition next fall.

Learn about the first four conferences on the BMW Method Website.

The BMW Method FAQ

BMW Method Website
Annual Conference Videos and Other Resources & Services
What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.