These Data Are Based On Corporate Offering Statistics (See Series -- New Corporate Securities Offered For Cash, Estimated Gross Proceeds, Bonds, All Industries) With Certain Adjustments. Not Included In The Basic Figures, But Added Here Are Sales To The General Public Of Securities Held By Affiliated Companies Or By Government Agencies, Sales Of Securities Sold Privately To Foreigners, And Sales By Investment Companies. Deducted From The Original Figurues Are Sales Of Securities Of Foreign Companies In The U.S., As Well As The Amount Of Issues Offered But Not Actually Sold. Source: Securities And Exchange Commission, For 1948-1959 Data: Unpublished Table On Net Change In Corporate Securities Outstanding, April 1959; Thereafter Data Furnished By Sec Statistical Bulletins For 1960 And Later Estimates.
This NBER data series q10119 appears on the NBER website in Chapter 10 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter10.html.
NBER Indicator: q10119
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, New Corporate Securities Issued, Debt, All Industries for United States [Q10119USQ144NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/Q10119USQ144NNBR, May 5, 2016.