Quotes & Exchange Rates sync not working

Hi, I've used this Extn for years, all OK. I only update 1 stock.
It broke when I updated to the latest MD (2017.3 (1622)). It basically wouldn't do anything.
So I then updated then Extn and still nothing.
Today I deleted and resinstalled the extension to v1015. I finally got it to do something, but it shows an error and does not update my prices. On the status bar showing a 403 error. See screenshot.


  1. 1 Posted by -Kevin N. on 19 Mar, 2018 05:11 PM

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    Hi Stuart,

    Thank you for supplying the version and build number of your current Moneydance environment.

    You need to update your version to the latest build - currently MD 2017.6 (1656). It contains the required security certificate for Alphavantage.
    Provided that you did not purchase Moneydance thru the Apple Store, you can d/l the current version here:

    Alternately, take a look at this free, third-party option.

    -Kevin N. (not a member of MD support)

  2. 2 Posted by Stuart Beesley ... on 19 Mar, 2018 05:25 PM

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    Thanks. I do not use Alphavantage, just Yahoo finance quotes?

  3. 3 Posted by derekkent23 on 19 Mar, 2018 05:39 PM

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    I am not support staff, just a user.

    Yahoo closed it's quote API so Moneydance had to introduce Alpha Vantage to replace it.
    To use Alpha Vantage you have to update Moneydance from https://infinitekind.com/download-moneydance-personal-finance-software as recommended by Kevin N.

    The only way to continue to use Yahoo is to use the stand-alone program see http://help.infinitekind.com/discussions/investments/3036-third-par...

    Hope this helps

  4. 4 Posted by -Kevin N. on 19 Mar, 2018 05:41 PM

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    Hi Stuart,

    I see that forum member derekkent23 has already replied while I was composing my reply...

    It is my understanding that the Quotes and Exchange Rates (Q&ER) updater can no longer retrieve stock quotes via yahoo.finance.

    You'll need the free, API key from Alphavantage.
    Enter it where required in the Q&ER updater.
    Finally, set the 'Security Price' drop down list of the Q&ER updater to 'Alphavantage'.

    -Kevin N. (not a member of MD support)

  5. 5 Posted by Stuart Beesley ... on 20 Mar, 2018 02:08 PM

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    OK, thanks for this. I humbly suggest that the Yahoo option is deleted..!
    Anyway, it’s now fixed. I updated to latest MD version, and with the key and all OK again!!!

    Thanks, Stuart B

  6. 6 Posted by -Kevin N. on 20 Mar, 2018 04:40 PM

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    Hi Stuart,

    You're welcome. I'm glad to hear that you were able to get things working again.

    Thank you for reporting back with your results.

    -Kevin N. (not a member of MD support)

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