Security Pricing - Historical

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03 Aug, 2017 11:30 PM

I am on Version 2017.4 and Mac OSX 10.11.6
My base currency is Canadian dollars, and my stock quotes are according to the TSX
Starting in July, the update of daily historical security pricing has stopped
It provides weekly data, which in inadequate for month end analysis and statements
Is there a switch I can flip, or a workflow I can initiate to correct this deficiency?

  1. 1 Posted by Henry on 09 Aug, 2017 11:37 AM

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    Thank you for contacting us.
    A Yahoo support representative has confirmed that Yahoo Finance API has been discontinued.
    From the changes that have been made, it seems like Yahoo is trying to prevent people from automated downloading like Moneydance (and so many others) are doing.

    Our lead developer has mentioned that we may be able to make a change, that means the Moneydance connection will pose as a browser, rather than a program. This may allow the connection. However, it seems very likely that this will turn into a 'cat-and-mouse' game.

    The current workaround is to navigate to Extensions and Select Quotes and Exchange Rates and change the Historical Security Prices to Google Finance. If certain prices are missing after that, you can download the quotes in a cvs file and import them by navigating to Tools > Securities > Edit then Import.

    You can also update the current prices through the Security Price Entry extension in the Extensions menu.

    We are looking into other services we can use instead to resume the automatic downloads.

    Infinite Kind Support

  2. 2 Posted by rlevertxx on 09 Aug, 2017 08:13 PM

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    Thanks for the fulsome reply
    I have already imported missing quotes ...... and will give the google quotes try for future updates

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