YAHOO UK Finance security prices

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phil

16 Apr, 2015 08:21 AM

I realise that there was some earlier discussion about Unit Trust/OEIC prices not being available from Yahoo.

Having just checked I can now get these prices (ISIN codes) on the Yahoo screen (so they are available), however if I use the ISIN code in the security price download it returns an error.

Has anyone been able to download the available OEIC prices??

  1. 1 Posted by Scott Meehan on 16 Apr, 2015 05:18 PM

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    Hi Phil,

    Unfortunately Yahoo doesn't appear to be making UK mutual fund prices (among other data) available for download for some reason, even though they're showing up on their website. There's a suggestion on Yahoo's support area for them to re-add these funds back for download, which you can vote for here:

    https://yahoo.uservoice.com/forums/207809-finance-gs/suggestions/6402750-please-fix-option-quotes-which-are-not-downloaded

    Unfortunately you'll have to enter prices manually until they re-enable downloads for these accounts.

    I'm sorry for the inconvenience! Please let us know if we can be of further assistance!

    Scott Meehan
    Infinite Kind Support

  2. 2 Posted by phil on 16 Apr, 2015 06:45 PM

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    Thanks - now I understand - I have also found a few symbols that show up
    right on Yahoo but download incorrectly - IFFF for instance.

  3. 3 Posted by Scott Meehan on 16 Apr, 2015 07:23 PM

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    Hi Phil,

    We're happy to help! Please let us know if we can be of further assistance!

    Scott Meehan
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  4. 4 Posted by Peter on 11 May, 2015 05:29 PM

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    I have started running ACEMoney in parallel with Moneydance, because of the lack of downloadable UK fund price information for the many funds I own/track. ACEMoney manages to obtain price information from Yahoo Finance UK, so I don't concur with the view that this information is not available for download as asserted above. This matter could be one that makes me switch unless it can be restored within Moneydance. I agree that some few selected funds are not available, either on the website or for download.

  5. 5 Posted by Gerald Achor on 21 May, 2015 03:03 PM

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    Peter,

    Have you ever had Bloomberg as a data service in downloading prices in ACEMoney? Can one download differing price quotes that Yahoo Finance UK cannot? I am curious about that source. I am wondering if that might be considered as another choice in MoneyDance?

    Jerry

  6. 6 Posted by Peter Burleigh on 21 May, 2015 04:07 PM

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    It's  not given as an option in Settings Gerald, so no.

    Best

    Peter

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  7. 7 Posted by Gerald Achor on 21 May, 2015 08:05 PM

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    Hi Peter,

    I read this question on one of the AceMoney forums; so I thought Bloomberg must be one of the data services.

    "Is there any timescale for fixing the data downloads from the Bloomberg Service; I have always found it to be the best, both accurate and fast?".

    So there must be a bug somewhere. (G)

    Jerry

  8. 8 Posted by Peter Burleigh on 21 May, 2015 08:16 PM

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    Noted Jerry. I'm not at base at present but will check further next week. 

    Best

    Peter

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  9. 9 Posted by phil on 21 May, 2015 09:03 PM

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    I use Morningstar as my main source of prices - in the UK they have all
    stock and unit trust prices - only exception seems to be ORB prices. I get
    a daily report which could probably be downloaded.

  10. 10 Posted by Peter Burleigh on 26 May, 2015 03:11 PM

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    Phil, Jerry,

     

    Back at base, I checked:

     

    - Yes, you can use Bloomberg on ACEMoney and, better still, you can mix the source of downloads to be from Bloomberg and/or others such as Yahoo Finance UK. Good option because some prices are not available in Yahoo that are in Bloomberg.

    - Morningstar is not a current option in the dropdown on ACEMoney, so you would have to download it as a file and then import, which is clumsy and probably fraught with problems.

     

    So, it looks like Moneydance is falling behind as a product for me as the Yahoo source is no longer available and there is not news of an intent to fix it in the future. Pity, because it is a slightly better product in some other respects.

     

    Best,

    Peter

  11. 11 Posted by phil on 26 May, 2015 04:48 PM

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    Thanks - I too would prefer to stick with MD - when does Yahoo stop being
    available?

    I just checked and it still works for me (in the UK at least) - although I
    use the extension Quotes and Exchange rates to get my prices.

    Phil

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  12. 12 Posted by Peter Burleigh on 27 May, 2015 06:27 AM

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    Hi Phil,

     

    I have found for some months now that Yahoo UK doesn’t work for Mutual Funds, although it continues to work for stocks. It used to until then and the reason is some formatting or access change within Yahoo I recall from a blog reply. Using Yahoo USA give some of the Fund prices, but not all. I have found no commitment for the fund prices to be restored on the blog.

     

    Best,

    Peter

  13. 13 Posted by phil on 27 May, 2015 06:35 AM

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    Thanks - that makes sense - I am now used to my mutual funds returning
    errors but compensate with a daily report sent by Morningstar which fills
    in the gaps for me. A bit messy but a monthly job!

    *Phil Ladds*

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  14. 14 Posted by aj2wilson on 13 Jun, 2015 12:27 PM

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    I've been using MD for about 4 years now and am so tired of the continuing excuses about UK fund prices not being available. If other packages can download them, why does MD continue to bleat that it cannot. I am seriously thinking about looking for alternatives, especially with the appalling colour issues which are preventing me from moving to MD 2015.

  15. 15 Posted by Peter Burleigh on 13 Jun, 2015 02:04 PM

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    I concur that MD is falling behind and what is more worrying is that there does not seem to be a commitment to solve the UK fund price problem. Having run both in parallel now for over a month and am tipping in favour of ACEMoney and dumping MD unless there is some news to say that the problems will be solved.
    Interestingly, Yahoo Finance (USA) does download some prices for UK funds if selected, but it is only Current (which seems only weekly so not very useful) and without History. Google in MD offers neither.
    ACEMoney on the other hand has most UK prices from Yahoo Finance UK, which proves that downloads are possible and not prevented by Yahoo UK, daily. I did manage to catch all of those not available on Yahoo UK via Bloomberg, but that curiously stopped a couple of days ago. I'm hoping it will restart as it will be the tipping point for ditching MD and moving to ACEMoney exclusively.

  16. 16 Posted by phil on 13 Jun, 2015 02:20 PM

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    Sounds like you have thought through the alternative in detail - do you
    know if ACEmoney would handle a straight import from MD and whether it is
    able to sync with a mobile android device (as MD does). Thanks

    *Phil Ladds*

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  17. 17 Posted by Peter Burleigh on 13 Jun, 2015 03:07 PM

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    Yes and No Phil!

    YES, I found it imported cleanly using QIF format from MD, one export/import file for each account. A few few cross-checks afterwards are advisable. It also picks up recurring payees, categories and all of that sort of thing, which I found excellent.

    NO, it does not have a HandyBank sync option like MD, but they say they are developing one (no timescale that I have found).

    Best,
    Peter

  18. 18 Posted by phil on 15 Jun, 2015 10:22 AM

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    Shame I have so many accounts but I might give it a try - I wonder if they
    have a trial period (?) - I have not tried this but I did find a Google App
    (AceMoney receipts) which seems to enable mobile data entry to AceMoney
    which would meet my needs.

    Phil

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