Investment share prices not updating

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Mike Wyard

12 Aug, 2017 08:12 AM

I have contacted on twitter and have been asked to establish contact this way

  1. 1 Posted by Henry on 12 Aug, 2017 10:18 AM

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    Hi Mike,

    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 Michael wyard on 24 Sep, 2017 06:04 PM

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    has there been any solution to this yet? Aside from my impatience, you are still advertising your ability to do this

    M Wyard

  3. System closed this discussion on 24 Dec, 2017 06:10 PM.

  4. Michael wyard re-opened this discussion on 07 Feb, 2018 09:17 PM

  5. 3 Posted by Michael wyard on 07 Feb, 2018 09:17 PM

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    What is the latest on this - google has seemed to work for a while but now does not appear to

    M Wyard

  6. 4 Posted by derekkent23 on 08 Feb, 2018 02:00 PM

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    I am not support staff just a user.

    Google and Yahoo have both stopped there free service.
    With the latest build of Moneydance 2017 from
    And the latest version of the Q & ER extension, quotes and exchange prices are obtained from Alpha Vantage. When you set the source for the downloads in the Q & ER you will be given a link to Alhpa Vantage to obtain a free key. Enter the key as instructed and proceed from there.

    If Alpha Vantage does not return price, seem out of date or gives inaccurate data for your securities try the stand-alone program to obtain price and import them into Moneydance. See this post in thread

    Hope this helps

  7. System closed this discussion on 10 May, 2018 02:10 PM.

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