I am wondering if there is a freely available dataset of publicly traded companies (US or otherwise) with zero restrictions on use of said data? (A site like OpenCorporates does not meet the conditions of my question, as it seems you have to pay for a license, depending on how you use the data.)

A Wall Street Journal article from 2017 says there are 3,671 public companies in the US.

  • You might contact the exchanges directly and ask, though it's possible they don't allow open use of the symbols either.
    – user3856
    Nov 8, 2019 at 3:30
  • I have a list. Also have a question though: Do you want this to include updates as well as all historical listings?
    – hroptatyr
    Jul 7, 2020 at 12:58


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