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Includes data definitions, calculations, methodologies, and more.

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Access tools and programming libraries for the CRSP US Stock & US Index Databases and CRSP/Compustat Merged databases.

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Focus on Funds: Investors Want More Plain Vanilla ETFs


Exchange-traded fund investors chose vanilla over more complicated strategies in February, increasing those funds’ market share, while multi-factor strategies or so-called smart beta funds lost share.

Welcome New Subscribers

The following academic institutions have recently joined the nearly 500 institutions, in 35 countries, that rely on CRSP for scholarly research and classroom instruction. 

A Look Back at Modern Finance

Journal of Applied Corporate Finance

A casual conversation between Eugene Fama, CRSP Chairman of the Board and Robert R. McCormick Distinguished Service Professor of Finance, and Joel Stern, Chairman and CEO of Stern Value Management.


Methodology Guide Updated December 2016

The CRSP U.S. Equity Indexes Methodology Guide has been updated to reflect methodology refinements that will be effective after the March 2017 reconstitution. The guide also reflects transitional reconstitution, which will be implemented with the September 2017 ranking. The technical notice summarizes these refinements.

Sun Solaris Support Has Ended

In order to ensure that our subscribers continue to have robust and dependable data access, CRSP has retired big-endian databases for use on Solaris platforms following publication of the December 2016 data cut that was made available in January 2017.