CFM 3.2

Alfred Cowles & Associates, Common-Stock Indexes, 2nd ed., Principia Press, Inc., 1939 [15,804 kb] [Table of Contents]


Abstract: 

Preliminary Pages [i-xii]
Chapter
1 The Importance of Common Stocks [1]
2 Cowles Commission Indexes [2]
3 Period Covered [4]
4 Data Employed [5]
5 Selection of the Index-Number Formulas [11]
6 Construction of the Stock Price Indexes [17]
7 The Standard Statistics Company Formula [25]
8 Fisher’s “Ideal” Formula [30]
9 Criticisms of Well-Known Indexes [33]
10 Some Important Facts Disclosed by the Indexes [40]
Charts [51]
Indexes
1 Series P — Stock Prices [65]
2 Series C — Stock Prices including Cash Dividends [167]
3 Series Y — Yield Expectations [269]
4 Series Y_a — Yields [371]
5 Series D_a — Dividend Payments [387]
6 Series R — Earnings-Price Ratios [403]
7 Series E — Earnings [419]
Appendixes
1 United States and Foreign Common-Stock Indexes [437]
2 Common Stocks Included in Cowles Commission Indexes [454]
3 Series P_Ea — Prices of Stocks for which Earnings Data Are Available [476]
4 Series Y_Ea — Yields of Stocks for which Earnings Data Are Available [484]
5 Index of Bond Interest [492]
General Index to Introduction and Appendix I [495]