There are two methods within Moneydance for obtaining security prices automatically.
The extension “Quote and Exchange Rate Updater found under EXTENSIONS – MANAGE EXTENSIONS. Check you are running the latest build v1024. For exchange rates use the source European Central Bank. Alpha Vantage covers the US as well as some securities outside the US, but is very, very slow. It’s my understanding that the source IEX Trading no longer works.
If the Quote and exchange rate updater does not work well for you try the free third-party Quote Loader. Both of the sources in the Quote Loader have good coverage of worldwide securities.
As a UK user, as I am, you would find that the Quote Loader serves your needs as its sources are Yahoo and FT.
Download the PDF attached to posts 205 and have a read.
To get an overview take a look at the YouTube video by using the link on page 1 of the PDF.
Let us know how you get on or if you need help just post.
Try it out for yourself.
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