Unable to download Uk share prices

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31 Jan, 2019 07:46 PM

I am unable to download UK share prices. Any idea what I am doing wrong?
All my ticker symbols have .L at the end and I have got an API key. Finally I have tried Alphavantage and IEX Trading.
Please see the attached screen shot.

Any help would be appreciated!!

  1. 1 Posted by derekkent23 on 31 Jan, 2019 08:05 PM

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    I am not support staff, just a user.

    Hi knollhead

    If the Quote and exchange rate updater does not work well for you try the free third-party Quote Loader. One of the sources in the Quote Loader is FT so is ideal for UK investors. The PDF explains how to find the correct ticker symbol.

    For 2017 see posts 243/244 at http://help.infinitekind.com/discussions/investments/3771-third-par...

    For 2019 see post 44/45 at http://help.infinitekind.com/discussions/investments/4039-quote-loa...

    Download the PDF attached to these posts and have a read. To get an overview take a look at the YouTube video by using the link in the PDF.

    Let us know how you get on or if you need help just post.

    Hope this helps.

  2. 2 Posted by knollhead on 31 Jan, 2019 08:41 PM

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    Thanks. I will give this a go this evening and report back. If it works then it is a shame that they don't make it part of the program going forward as this is a very weak part of Moneydance. I use syncing between two computers so wondered if there was any issues with this?

  3. 3 Posted by derekkent23 on 31 Jan, 2019 08:56 PM

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    I am not support staff, just a user.
    Hi knollhead

    Moneydance activlly encourage user to develope extensions, like Quote Loader most of them are free.

    No issues. I sync between two computers and a phone.

    Have Fun

  4. 4 Posted by dwg on 31 Jan, 2019 09:10 PM

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    In each Quote tool whenever you specify a stock market source you do not specify a suffix in moneydance on the Ticker symbol.

    Each of the tools appends whatever suffix it needs when it makes the request to the source. Different sources structure the suffixes differently, so these are source dependent not just exchange dependent.

    IEX at this time only supports U.S. stocks.

  5. 5 Posted by derekkent23 on 31 Jan, 2019 09:48 PM

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    I am not support staff, just a user.

    Hi knollhead

    Just checked your ticker symbols in your screen shot.

    If my guesses on what your securities are is correct.

    The ticker for
    BT group is “BT.A” not “BT”
    BP PLC is “BP.” Not “BP”

    With these corrections Quote Loader returns prices for all your securities.

    Hope this helps.

  6. 6 Posted by knollhead on 31 Jan, 2019 11:08 PM

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    Cheers Derek. All working perfectly!! Thanks so much for your help :-)

    Do you know if there is any way to download historical price data with Quote Loader?

    Thanks again,

    David :-)

  7. 7 Posted by dwg on 01 Feb, 2019 02:05 AM

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    I'm a fellow user.

    Quote Loader only downloads the current price.

    There are various ways and tools to load historic prices into Moneydance but most involve you downloading CSV files of the prices from Yahoo/your broker/other sources rather than being automated.

    The Quotes and Exchange Rate Extension is the only automated method that I can think of at the moment but that involves using AlphaVantage or IEX

  8. 8 Posted by derekkent23 on 01 Feb, 2019 12:03 PM

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    I am not support staff, just a user.
    Hi knollhead

    Glad you got Quote Loader is working for you.

    As dwg states Quote Loader does not look back to provide history. You build a history by using Quote Loader.

    As you have found nether AlphaVantage nor IEX meet your needs.

    Have Fun

  9. 9 Posted by knollhead on 01 Feb, 2019 12:54 PM

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    Thanks again Derek. :-)

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