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I need dividend paid on FTSE100 for last 10 years. I want to calculate the dividend-price ratio for FTSE100 as a time series data. I would really appreciate if anybody can give me a clue about finding FTSE100 dividend data.

Edit: In particular, I am using Thomson Reuters Eikon Database. If anyone with experience on this dataset could help me it would be great.

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I am assuming you want some data that is available for free and not a standard professional or academic database (such as CRSP or Bloomberg).

If that is the case you have some options. However, I cannot vouch for the quality of the databases as I have not used them myself.

  1. If you only need the dividend yield of the FTSE you can look on this link for example. They have a time-series since 2000. There should be many more of such graphs online. enter image description here
  2. If you need to construct the series by yourself, the only free datasource I found is this one. You will need to pick each security on the FTSE 100 and check one by one what are their dividends and then aggregate. Not sure how they account for entries/exits from the index.
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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for your answer. I have access to Thomson Reuters Datastream (now Eikon). I want to calculate dividend-price ratio, dividend yield, dividend payout ratio in monthly basis. I also need to collect data from the different market around the world. I would really appreciate if you can tell me where and how I can get these data will help a lot. $\endgroup$ – user33341 Mar 18 '18 at 18:16
  • $\begingroup$ Oh, I see. I do not have access to Eikon at the moment. I might be able to check in the office tomorrow. However, your best chance is to contact the team at Thomsom Reuters and ask. They usually are very responsive. $\endgroup$ – phdstudent Mar 18 '18 at 18:18
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks. I'll contact them tomorrow. if you have any information to share tomorrow, please do so. $\endgroup$ – user33341 Mar 18 '18 at 18:19
  • $\begingroup$ I have edited the question to clarify that you are trying to use Eikon. $\endgroup$ – phdstudent Mar 18 '18 at 18:26
  • $\begingroup$ that's fine. appreciate your help. $\endgroup$ – user33341 Mar 18 '18 at 18:28

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