SHARE PRICING STILL NOT WORKING

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ESMOND HAMILTON

19 May, 2018 09:32 AM

THE NEW WAY OF GETTING UK SHARE PRICES IS JUST NOT WORKING. I SET THE PRICE TO LONDON GBP FOR SOME SHARES AND IT WORKS. NEXT TIME IT UPDATES THE PRICES ARE WRONG AND I HAVE TO CHANGE THE PRICES TO LONDON PENCE.

I HAVE HAD TO DO THIS FOR MONTHS AND NOW ITS GOT WORSE SO I HAVE HAD TO SWITCH OFF THE UPDATES.

THE MANUAL WAY OF UPDATING PRICES IS TOO SLOW AS YOU NEED TO CHANGE SECURITY FOR EACH PRICE.

HAVING USED MONEYDANCE FOR YEARS I AM RELUCTANTLY LOOKING FOR SOMETHING MORE RELIABLE

  1. 1 Posted by derekkent23 on 19 May, 2018 10:20 AM

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    I am not support staff, just a user.

    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. A major problem being that on some funds the prices keep switching back and forward between Pence and Pounds.

    I am currently using a free stand-alone program that was originally developed to help out users of MS Money when Microsoft stopped supporting that product. The developer is actively supporting this software and has adapted it to work with Moneydance. More feature in the pipeline. This current build 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 quote for stocks & funds, from many stock exchanges US, Canada, UK, Europe and Australia to name but a few. 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. You can also import exchange rates along with your security prices.

    The program is in java, like Moneydance and thus runs on Windows, Mac and Linux computers.

    Take a look at his thread and download the PDF outlining how to use the program and link to download the program. Post 190 in this thread.
    http://help.infinitekind.com/discussions/investments/3036-third-par...

    Let us know how this program performs for you and post if you have any problems.

    Hope this helps

  2. 2 Posted by gandrews82 on 20 May, 2018 04:24 PM

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    Not sure if Derek can help, but i downloaded the latest version of the extension from the post above, but get a JAVA error on my MAC

    there was an error loading the extension file: java.lang.nullPointerException ??

    I managed to load a previous version, but could not get the price file to upload current prices, so started over. Now I cannot get the extension into Moneydance.

  3. 3 Posted by gandrews82 on 20 May, 2018 04:25 PM

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    The Alphavantage has definitely got worse in respect of consistency for UK listed shares and the exchange rate update has not worked for months.

  4. 4 Posted by bnq on 20 May, 2018 05:38 PM

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    Just to echo the above sentiments. I feel very frustrated by the unreliability of my stock valuations. I vary between resignation (I have other software that I check for stock valuation) and looking round for other software options.

  5. 5 Posted by derekkent23 on 20 May, 2018 06:12 PM

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    I am not support staff, just a user.

    Hi gandrew82

    Sorry I am not clear on what you are saying.
    Are you taking about installing hleofxquotes free stand-alone program or perhaps java itself.
    Or are you taking about the Q & ER extension?
    Can you give details of what you are doing and exact working of any messages you are getting.

  6. 6 Posted by derekkent23 on 20 May, 2018 06:14 PM

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    I am not support staff, just a user.

    Hi bnq

    Have you tried the free stand-alone program as described in my post 1 above?

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