One of the best places to get free historical price data going back over 60 years is

Yahoo Finance provides historical price data that can be easily downloaded into Microsoft Excel and then used through the spreadsheet to backtest and study by creating formulas and filters. 

Here are the steps to download the historical stock data.

Step 1 go to

Step 2 is to key in a search for the ticker symbol you want to download data on. 

Step 3 is to click on the ‘historical data’ tab on the page for the ticker symbol you want. 

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Step 4 filter time period for the length of price data you want to download. 

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Step 5 open a Microsoft excel document on your computer and ensure you access to this software spreadsheet. 

Step 6 click download to send the selected time period of price data to your Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. 

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Step 7 The price data will appear in your Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet but you will need to adjust colum width in Excel for full visiabilty of all the information. 

Step 8 You can use the price data for backtesting or research by creating formulas in Excel. 

This is the quickest and easiest way I know of to download historical stock data for free online if you already have access to Microsoft Excel. 

By Steve Burns

After a lifelong fascination with financial markets, Steve began investing in 1993 and trading his accounts in 1995. It was love at first trade. After more than 30 successful years in the markets, Steve now dedicates his time to helping traders improve their psychology and profitability. New Trader U offers an extensive blog resource with more than 4,000 original articles, online courses, and best-selling books covering various topics.