Looking for 10 years or more historical data of the Dow Jones Industrial Average? We have found a source that provides Open-High-Low-Close data for it back until 1896!
The best source for downloading DJIA historical data we found so far is Stooq.com.
Stooq.com is a Polish website, but some parts of it is transleted into English. Do not be afraid of it, you can download Dow Jones 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.)
Steps to get DJIA historical data file
- Visit this link, which will take you to Stooq.com’s Dow Jones historical data page.
- The upcoming page is about historical data. Default settings will allow you to download the widest possible timerange. If you need exactly last 10 years’ historical data, change start date accordingly.
- Find the “Download data in .csv file…” link in the bottom of the page.
- Click on the “Download data in .csv file…” link, and save the file to your device with the upcoming window.
How to proceed?
The file you downloaded is a .csv file. It is a text file, so you can view its content with text viewer applications like Notepad, vi etc.
However, you may want to import it into a spreadsheet application like MS Excel, Libre Office Calc or Google Spreadsheets, which can turn the text file into a table for further analysis.
Alternatively, you can load the Dow Jones .csv file into a free chart software, like Chartoasis Chili, which will recognize the .csv format automatically and you can browse the entire timerange with eg.: mouse zooming. It also works on mobile devices! Or you can check the 10 years chart of Dow Jones here.