Incorrect investment prices

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Jim Cook

17 Feb, 2018 05:51 AM

On the advice of the moneydance team I obtained and activated a ALPHA VANTAGE KEY to enable me to routinely update my equity investments valuations. My default currency is GBP but I do have a small number of investments denominated in US$ & Euro`s. My problem when the update takes place the value of the sterling holdings are shown 100 times greater than they should e.g. 2.14 is showm 214.00 and I simply can`t make sense of the $ & Euro`s. Can anyone help? if so please keep advice simple as I`m not that tech savvy.

  1. 1 Posted by derekkent23 on 17 Feb, 2018 08:32 AM

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    I am not support staff, just a user.

    You don’t state which build of 2017. See under HELP – ABOUT MONEYDANCE. There is a major problem in the released build with should be fixed in the latest preview build. Download and install from

    As always make a EXPORT BACKUP before you update.

    I am a UK investor and have found that Alpha Vantage provide very poor support for UK/Irish/Luxenberg etc, domiciled funds. I have remove the Q & ER extension as I was also getting inaccurate data messing up the price history for some of the securities it could find data on.
    I am currently using a stand-alone program that was originally developed to help out users of MS Money when Microsoft stopped supporting that product. The developer has adapted it to work with Money dance. This program, as far as I can see is very stable and the quotes very consistent. No strange prices or for UK funds switching back and forward between Pence and Pounds. It has a lot of useful features. These include, obtaining prices from many stocks and fund quoted on different exchanges. The ability to convert quotes from one currency to another. Convert prices in Pence to Pounds, if required, for UK stocks and funds. Provide a means for importing all this data into Moneydance. Importing exchange rates.
    Take a look at his thread and download the PDF outlining how to use the program and link to download the program.

    It works for me, saves looking up and entering manually.

    Hope this helps.

  2. 2 Posted by Jim Cook on 24 Feb, 2018 07:09 AM

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    Hi Derek
    Thanks for your reply and trying to help, many apologies for not replying sooner but I`ve been away. The program you mention appears to be set up for windows? I do use windows for using my old Microsoft money program but for moneydance I use Linux. Is this a problem and what are your thoughts.

  3. 3 Posted by derekkent23 on 24 Feb, 2018 08:53 AM

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    I am not support staff, just a user.

    I am a windows user and the developer uses a Mac. Like Moneydance the programs is written in Java, but unlike Moneydance you need to install a copy of java. A Linux user who is now running the program posted a link to a how to install java. You need the runtime version at least 1.8. (JRE)
    See this link

    Hope this helps

  4. 4 Posted by derekkent23 on 27 Feb, 2018 09:00 AM

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    I am not a support staff, just a user

    Hi Jim, did you manage to install Java and then the stand-alone program and if so has it helped to solve your problem?

  5. 5 Posted by jim cook on 27 Feb, 2018 09:17 AM

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    Hi Dereck

    Many thanks for the interest, i havn`t had the chance yet as we are
    going on holiday for 3 weeks so my wife insists I concentrate on that.
    If I do have any problems I have a friend who lives local and is very
    computer savvy (I`m not)

    Will keep you informed when I get back



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