Quotes and Exchange Rates can't fetch any history

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02 Sep, 2016 11:15 AM

I tried fetching historical security prices with the Quotes and Exchange Rates updater, but it can't fetch any at all.

It's worked in the past, but I haven't tried it for a couple of months as the values were often temporarily wrong by a factor of 100.

It can fetch current quotes for most of my funds (from Yahoo USA), but when trying to fetch historical prices it gets 404 errors from both Yahoo UK and USA, and 400 "Bad Request" errors from Google.

I've tried with Moneydance 2015.7 and 2015.8.

Example ticker symbols: GB0001615102, GB00B59G4Q73, GB00BLT1YS69, all on the London Exchange.

  1. 1 Posted by Ben Spencer on 02 Sep, 2016 10:58 PM

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    Are you certain you were ever able to get prices and history for mutual fund symbols such as GB0001615102. It is my understanding the Yahoo stopped making data available for download for UK mutual funds back in 2011.

    For example if you go here:

    and click the "Download data" link, Yahoo will respond with a 404 not found.

    Ben Spencer
    Infinite Kind Support

  2. 2 Posted by phil on 03 Sep, 2016 11:29 AM

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    I was definitely able to receive historical data for most of my funds (it's possible some/all of those examples weren't ones that worked previously) because earlier in the year the data would occasionally, and temporarily, be wrong: http://help.infinitekind.com/discussions/investments/992-odd-data-from-quotes-and-exchange-rates-extension

  3. 3 Posted by Tom Freeman on 03 Oct, 2016 09:27 PM

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    I am sorry for the late response.

    I do not believe that Yahoo finance supports this ticker any longer. The extesnion works by retrieving a downloadable file made available by Yahoo. Over the last few years Yahoo has been shrinking the support available for non-US securities.

    Tom Freeman
    Infinite Kind Support

  4. 4 Posted by derekkent23 on 05 Oct, 2016 09:40 AM

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    I am a UK investor and can’t use quotes and exchange rate extension. Yahoo USA/UK does not support many non- US security prices. Time to update the quotes and exchange rate extension. Add Bloomberg Stock and Financial Times Stock. For me Financial Times would provide the best results. Also adding the ability to select a different download institutions for each security would improve my hit rate. Make this extension global and support your non USA users! This would make this Moneydance feature equal to that provided by Banktree. By the way, other than this feature, Moneydance is a far superior software.

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