DEFINITION of 'Center For Research In Security Prices - CRSP'

A research center at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. The Center for Research In Security Prices (CRSP) is a vendor of historical time series data on securities. CRSP is a non-profit center that is used by academic, commercial and government agencies to access information such as price, dividends and rates or returns on stocks.

BREAKING DOWN 'Center For Research In Security Prices - CRSP'

CRSP was founded in 1960 with a $300,000 grant from Merrill Lynch. It is located in the Chicago financial district. CRSP provides historical data on securities, with primary listings on the NYSE, Nasdaq, AMEX and ARCA. The information is provided to subscribers, and assists them in their financial analysis, economic forecasting and stock market research. Information can be found on stocks, indices, treasuries, mutual funds and real estate.

RELATED TERMS
  1. Cost Center

    A department within an organization that does not directly add ...
  2. Investment Center

    A business unit that can utilize capital to directly contribute ...
  3. Profit Center

    A branch or division of a company that is accounted for on a ...
  4. Booth School of Business

    One of the leading business schools in America, located at the ...
  5. Chicago School

    An economic school of thought that originated at the University ...
  6. Research Associate

    Someone that organizes and plans research, and specializes in ...
Related Articles
  1. Investing

    Total Stock Market Vs. S&P 500 ETF: Which One to Choose?

    Learn about how broad-based equity market exchange-traded funds can differ from one another and what you should consider when selecting one for your portfolio.
  2. Investing

    A Look Inside the Vanguard Value ETF (VTV, MSFT)

    The Vanguard Value ETF, which has $41.6 billion in net assets, is designed to track the performance of the CRSP US Large Cap Value Index.
  3. Investing

    A Look Inside the Vanguard Growth ETF

    The Vanguard Growth ETF, which has $50.6 billion in net assets, is designed to track the performance of the CRSP US Large Cap Growth Index.
  4. Investing

    Value, Defensive or Cheap Stocks: What's the Difference?

    Do not confuse value stocks with cheap stocks and defensive stocks. Follow a system for identifying value stocks by perusing their fundamentals.
  5. Managing Wealth

    The World's Top Emerging Financial Hubs

    Creating a desirable and competitive financial center, a goal among the emerging financial hubs, can be undone by its volatility.
  6. Investing

    The Changing Role Of Equity Research

    Research creates a division of labor that makes the market more efficient. Learn how its role has changed.
  7. Investing

    What Is The Impact Of Research On Stock Prices?

    The answer to this question is directly related to the importance of information in the marketplace.
  8. Investing

    For Higher Stock Returns, Vote Republican Or Democrat?

    The president's political party is correlated to market performance. Find out which party tends to outperform.
  9. Investing

    The Value Line Investment Survey

    If you want to try your hand at picking stocks but don't know where to start, The Value Line Investment Survey can help.
  10. Investing

    A Look Inside the Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (VTI, GOOGL)

    The Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF, which has $434.1 billion in net assets, is designed to track the performance of the CRSP US Total Market Index.
RELATED FAQS
  1. What does it mean to invest in money center banks?

    Invest in foreign and domestic banks when you invest in money center banks. You'll find these financial centers in many major ... Read Answer >>
  2. What are the best MBA programs for corporate finance?

    Read about the best MBA programs for students who want to pursue a career in corporate finance, including those at Harvard, ... Read Answer >>
  3. Where are the testing centers for the Series 7 examination?

    Testing centers for the Series 7 and other FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority), administered exams are located ... Read Answer >>
  4. What is the pitchfork indicator that I keep hearing about, and how do I use it?

    The technical indicator known as Andrew's Pitchfork is not that well-known, and it's rarely used by novice traders. However, ... Read Answer >>
  5. What is the difference between credit rating and equity research?

    Find out how and why investors look at credit ratings and equity research to help inform their decisions for different types ... Read Answer >>
  6. How do I find historical prices for stocks?

    Whether for research purposes, bookkeeping or even general interest in historical performance, this is a question that many ... Read Answer >>
Hot Definitions
  1. Cash Flow

    The net amount of cash and cash-equivalents moving into and out of a business. Positive cash flow indicates that a company's ...
  2. PLUS Loan

    A low-cost student loan offered to parents of students currently enrolled in post-secondary education. With a PLUS Loan, ...
  3. Graduate Record Examination - GRE

    A standardized exam used to measure one's aptitude for abstract thinking in the areas of analytical writing, mathematics ...
  4. Graduate Management Admission Test - GMAT

    A standardized test intended to measure a test taker's aptitude in mathematics and the English language. The GMAT is most ...
  5. Magna Cum Laude

    An academic level of distinction used by educational institutions to signify an academic degree which was received "with ...
  6. Cover Letter

    A written document submitted with a job application explaining the applicant's credentials and interest in the open position. ...
Trading Center