Looking for historical data of the EUR/USD currency pair? We have found a source that provides Open-High-Low-Close data for it back until 1971!
You can try to obtain historical data from Yahoo Finance, but the best source for downloading EUR/USD historical data we found so far is Stooq.com.
Stooq.com is a Polish website, but some parts of it is transleted into English. Do not be afraid of it, you can download EUR/USD data without knowing anything about Polish language! (You can also try using Google translate. Google Chrome will offer automatic translation as soon as you visit Stooq.com.)
Steps to get EUR/USD historical data file
- Visit this link, which will take you to Stooq.com’s EUR/USD historical data page. (This page is about historical data, so we suppose that you want to download the widest possible timerange, which does not require any other settings.)
- Find the “Download data in .csv file…” link in the bottom of the page.
- Click on the “Download data in .csv file…” link, and save the file to your device with the upcoming window.
How to proceed?
The file you downloaded is a .csv file. It is a text file, so you can view its content with text viewer applications like Notepad, vi etc.
However, you may want to import it into a spreadsheet application like MS Excel, Libre Office Calc or Google Spreadsheets, which can turn the text file into a table for further analysis.
Alternatively, you can load the EUR/USD .csv file into our free chart software, Chartoasis Chili, which will recognize the .csv format automatically and you can browse the entire timerange with eg.: mouse zooming. It also works on mobile devices!