How to read stock quotes from Google Finance instead of Yahoo Finance for some stocks?

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24 Apr, 2016 07:23 AM

I have an investment in a South African stock called Famous Brands Ltd.

On Google Finance the ticket symbol is FBR which shows the correct stock quote, my problem is that FBR on Yahoo Finance is a different stock. And the ticket symbols I can find on Yahoo Finance for Famous Brands does not show the correct quotes.

How do I force Moneydance and the Quotes and Exchange Rate Extension to read the data from Google Finance over Yahoo Finance for this stock?

  1. 1 Posted by Ben Spencer on 25 Apr, 2016 04:46 PM

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    I am afraid it is not possible to specify a particular quote source for a particular security. The specification of quote source applies to all prices.

    Ben Spencer
    Infinite Kind Support

  2. 2 Posted by Uffe on 26 Apr, 2016 07:03 AM

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    Hi Ben,

    A follow-up question.

    If the majority of my ticket symbols are from Yahoo Finance and 5-10 are from Google Finance (unique ticket symbols). How do I best get the Google Finance tickets updated?

    Can I set the Quotes and Exchange Rate Extension to default use Yahoo and then manually run in again and mark the 5-10 ticket symbols in question for update?

    Thanks in advance for your help.

  3. 3 Posted by Tom Freeman on 26 Apr, 2016 09:21 PM

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    You can make changes to the extension window and manually update as much as you would like.

    I am unfamiliar with using google for updating price history. If you could provide a few ticker symbols that work on google I could play with the extension and see if we can improve the extension.

    Tom Freeman
    Infinite Kind Support

  4. 4 Posted by Uffe on 27 Apr, 2016 07:15 AM

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    Hi Tom,

    Thanks, I will let you know some tickets within a couple of days, as I am on a business trip at the moment.

  5. 5 Posted by Uffe on 03 May, 2016 06:18 PM

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    Hi Tom,

    Sorry for the delay on my feedback, it seems that when I checked the tickets on the stocks I believed that only was valid for Google it seems that they also are valid at Yahoo.

    Sorry for the inconvenience.

  6. Ben Spencer closed this discussion on 03 May, 2016 06:23 PM.

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