Alphavantage no longer seems to be updating

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mikemink1

23 May, 2018 02:21 AM

I'm running MD 2017.8 (1675). I just updated it trying to resolve my issue. I'm not getting updates. I have Alphavantage installed, Currency Exchange Rates -> Do Not Update; Security Prices -> Alphavantage (API key is same as when it used to work well). The attached screenshot was taken the moment MD completed security updates. It says 45 quotes obtained (see attached), but I don't believe it. I watched as it scrolled through my holdings. It couldn't find PG, QRVO, or others shown in the screenshot. I saw in a previous discussion someone enabling Currency Exchange Rates to Alphavantage (even though I have no foreign currency, neither did the post). It found a couple securities, but not many. Has the Alphavantage become an issue?

  1. 1 Posted by derekkent23 on 23 May, 2018 07:32 AM

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    I am not support staff, just a user.

    I checked the four securities visible in your screen shot and Alpha Vantage returned prices for all four.

    It has been known for Alpha Vantages server to go down from time to time.

    If you continue to have issues with the Q & ER extension then why not try the alternative.
    See post 190 in this thread http://help.infinitekind.com/discussions/investments/3036-third-par...

    I tried your four example securities in the stand-alone program and they all returned quotes, see screen shot. This data can easily be imported into Moneydance.

    Hope this helps.

  2. 2 Posted by mikemink1 on 23 May, 2018 11:36 AM

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    Thanks! I'm looking into it. This morning Alphavantage found a lot more quotes. But I'll look into this solution.

  3. 3 Posted by derekkent23 on 23 May, 2018 03:11 PM

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    I am not support staff, just a user.

    Let me known how you get on.
    Any Problems just post.

  4. 4 Posted by mikemink1 on 23 May, 2018 05:06 PM

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    Derek,
    I've successfully used hleofxquotes. It is only a little bit more cumbersome than having it all done automatically. But it ends up being a faster solution because Alphavantage took some time to find and update. The instructions appeared formidable for a non-techie, but in fact they were excessively clear! Thanks for the help!

  5. 5 Posted by derekkent23 on 23 May, 2018 06:20 PM

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    I am not support staff, just a user.

    Hi mikemink1

    Really glad the stand-alone program worked for you. It’s the extra features that on first read make things look complicated, but for most people who don’t need them it’s really straight forward. I found I was more confident in the results. You can see exactly the prices returned and if any symbols could not be found. With the Q & ER extension I was never absolutely sure if all my securities were found and returning a valid price. Ended up checking each one in its price history window.

    Perhaps after you have used the program a couple of times I could ask you to post your comments and or suggestions in the main thread at http://help.infinitekind.com/discussions/investments/3036-third-par...

    Thanks for your time.

  6. 6 Posted by derekkent23 on 23 May, 2018 07:05 PM

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    Hi mikemink1

    I meant to ask which method did you use to import the prices into Moneydance.
    Also can you confirm you are using a Mac.

    Thanks

  7. 7 Posted by Mike Mink on 24 May, 2018 10:38 AM

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    I import the csv file using the drop down extension menu to my mac.

    Thank you
    Michael Mink

  8. 8 Posted by Mike Mink on 24 May, 2018 10:47 AM

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    I also forgot to mention I use Mike Bray's Security Price Uploader. For the java app, I use the Yahoo selection. FT gives me the wrong security for ANGL.

    Thank you
    Michael Mink

  9. mikemink1 closed this discussion on 24 May, 2018 10:51 AM.

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