Data Descriptions

Overview and Table List

The CRSP Survivor-Bias-Free US Mutual Fund Database provides open-ended mutual fund data beginning December 1961 for funds of all investment objectives, principally equity funds, taxable and municipal bond funds, international funds and money market funds.

The database consists of a logical categories listed in the Overview below. Following the Overview, a listing of variables and brief descriptions are provided for each individual table. Data availability differing from the December 1961 start date is noted where applicable.

Database Overview

Category Applicable Keys Definition
Master Items CRSP FUNDNO, CRSP PORTNO, CRSP COMPANY KEY Record identifiers and types for all key types.
Additional name, symbol and date range data for FUNDNOs.
Fund Header CRSP FUNDNO Most recent identification/ descriptor information for each fund
Fund Header History CRSP FUNDNO Historical identification/ descriptor information for each fund
Contact Info CRSP FUNDNO Current and historical Management Company contact information
Fund Style CRSP FUNDNO History of style attribute codes and names for each fund
Fund Fee CRSP FUNDNO History of fees associated with each fund
Front Load CRSP FUNDNO History of front load fees detail and their effective dates
Rear Load CRSP FUNDNO History of rear load fees detail and their effective dates
Dividends CRSP FUNDNO Fund distribution history
Summary - Quarterly CRSP FUNDNO Quarterly reporting of fund summary data
Summary - Annual CRSP FUNDNO Annual reporting of fund summary data
Time Series - Daily CRSP FUNDNO Daily time series of Net Asset Values and returns
Time Series - Monthly CRSP FUNDNO Monthly time series of Net Asset Values, Total Net Assets, returns
Holdings – CRSP PORTNO Map CRSP FUNDNO Listing of portfolios associated with a fund and their effective date ranges
Holdings – Holding Info CRSP PORTNO List of assets held in a portfolio, sorted by rank
Holdings – Company Detail CRSP COMPANY KEY Company information associated with holdings. PERMNO and PERMCO links with CRSP COMPANY KEYS