Where to Get FREE Malaysian Stock Historical Data?

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Mar 25 2007
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One of the readers of FinanceTwitter wrote to me recently to ask how to get historical data of Malaysian stock market, for example Genting Berhad’s (KLSE: GENTING, stock-code 3182) 10-years past data. The data requested should include stock price, share split, dividends and so on. Wouldn’t it be nice to have such data at the tip of your finger, free of charge such as the chart below? I can easily extract below chart from Yahoo Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO, stock) Finance which not only provide me with info on share split and dividend but also allows me to perform technical analysis on the stock.

Unfortunately Malaysian stock market is too small and insignificant to foreign investors that mining such historical data seems not feasible to be done by professional vendors. Such task is being shouldered by local equity provider such as brokers and Malaysian’s own stock exchange. However, as can be predicted, the efficiency does not presence – even Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange or Bursa Malaysia (KLSE: BURSA, stock-code 1818) does not provide such basic information.

The closest you can get is the data or chart that might be provided by your own brokers but if you wish to get your hands on it for free, you’ll find yourself in the Amazon jungle finding your way out.

Yahoo Finance used to provide historical data on Malaysian stock market previously but not any more, for reason stated above. The latest info you can get from Yahoo Finance is the data of Kuala Lumpur Composite Index (KLCI). Your workaround is to study the companies’ annual report, quarterly earning announcement and news on the dividend and share split or bonus issue to consolidate your information. It’s a tedious process, no doubt but that’s the best you can do. If you do not mind paying, then you can get data from provider such as bizfun.cc and download the subsequent data manually from its’ site.

If any of you knows how to get the above historical data for “free”, please drop your feedback at the “Comment” below so that all the readers can share your generousity.

TIP: To get free historical data on KLCI from 1993 till now, visit Kuala Lumpur Composite Index Historical Price to download it.

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ChartNexus (http://www.chartnexus.com/) has a free tool that will give you the historcial data for free (KLSE + SGX).

Best wishes

Hi. how about http://www.klstock.com? I track the stock perform using chart in that web page.

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