Updating security prices

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Kirk Alderson

08 Jan, 2021 11:54 AM

I have an old version of Moneydance 2012.5 (862). Previously I was able to update stock prices automatically via an Extension using Yahoo data. I have not done this for some time and my investments have now changed substantially. Should I still be able to update automatically. I have tried to set this up, but the Help article refers to Alphavantage.co.uk which does not seem to be available to me on my extension. Should I be able to download stock prices automatically and if so how do I set it up, or is the problem that this is no longer supported on my version of Moneydance?

  1. 1 Posted by Mike Bray (Quot... on 08 Jan, 2021 01:30 PM

    Mike Bray (Quote Loader Author)'s Avatar

    Hi Kirk

    Yes things have moved on and your old version of MD is not supported by
    the latest versions of the two solutions for this (Quotes and Exchange
    Updater and Quote Loader.

    However there is an old version of Quote Loader that might do the
    trick,  Go to https://bitbucket.org/mikerb/moneydance-2015/downloads/
    and download the file qlinstaller.mxt.

    Start MD and make a backup of your file.
    Go to Extensions/Manage Extensions.
    Click on the button 'Add from file' and select the file you have just
    You will be warned about an unsigned extension but it is OK.

    If this installs try restarting MD and then running Quote Loader
    Installer. If it runs you should be presented with a screen that takes
    you through the install process.  It is possible that your version of MD
    is too old, but we shall see.

    If you are successful in installing it, restart MD and run it. There is
    a PDF on how to use the extension
    (Quote_Loader_System_by_Mike_Bray_and_hleofxquotesV64.pdf) that explains
    how to use it.

    Good luck
    Mike (fellow user)

  2. 2 Posted by Kirk Alderson on 08 Jan, 2021 01:47 PM

    Kirk Alderson's Avatar


    Many thanks for your clear and comprehensive reply - much appreciated. I am very grateful for your suggestion, but think I might as well upgrade to the latest version now. Once again thanks for your help. Happy New Year to you.


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