Edited: Does Quotes Loader update a particular days data after the first time it gets it?

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01 Dec, 2020 12:13 PM

I've just noticed that for one security I happened to look at, the price and volume for yesterday is not the final price and volume I see on Yahoo or in Googlefinance. I'm thinking this is probably because I did an update during the day yesterday, and today it doesn't want to update a previous days value it already has.

(I do have it set to retrieve missed prices. But I do also want it to overwrite interim price and volumes previously retrieved with their final values at the end of the day.)

  1. 1 Posted by derekkent23 on 01 Dec, 2020 12:45 PM

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    I am not support staff, just a user.
    Hi Chris

    I am not sure how the Quotes and Exchange rates extension works regarding storing the latest price returned if you run several times in a trading day.

    However, I can tell you that the Extension Quote Loader does overwrite the Current and Dated Price each time you run it and save the prices during a trading day.

    The extension Quote Loader under EXTENSIONS – MANAGE EXTENSION

    For information see post 63 at

    Download the PDF attached to posts 63 and have a read.

    To get an overview take a look at the YouTube videos by using the links on page 1 and 2 of the PDF.

    Let us know how you get on or if you need help just post.

    Hope this helps.

  2. 2 Posted by Chris on 01 Dec, 2020 01:07 PM

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    Sorry, I did mean quote loader. Have edited my title to correct.

    It's data loaded by quote loader that contains interim data for yesterday.

  3. 3 Posted by derekkent23 on 01 Dec, 2020 01:17 PM

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    Hi Chris

    Post the ticker symbol and I will test. What source have you set FT, FT HD, Yahoo or Yahoo HD?

  4. 4 Posted by Chris on 01 Dec, 2020 01:32 PM

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    The ticker is AEWU, exchange LSE, source Yahoo HD.

    I checked the two securities that I get from FT HD, and no volume is being downloaded at all over the last several days, even though it does appear on the FT web pages. But that's a separate problem I'll worry about later.

  5. 5 Posted by Chris on 01 Dec, 2020 01:35 PM

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    I've checked a few other securities from Yahoo HD and it looks like I have a similar issue with all of them.

  6. 6 Posted by derekkent23 on 01 Dec, 2020 04:25 PM

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    Hi Chris

    Clicked Get Prices and Saved Selected Values, see first screen shot of Security History window. Went away and sometime later click Get Prices again. As you can see from the second screen shot the price from Yahoo has updated. Clicked Saved Selected Values and as you can see from third screen shot Security History window Current and Dated prices have updated. So, this aspect seems to be working.

    Neither FT nor Yahoo update their prices moment to moment. Never tested to find out what the update interval is. Moneydance nor Quote Loader are meant to track intraday changes.

    The Quote Loader program deliberately prevent you from hammering the get prices and flooding the source with requests.

    Agree there looks like an issue with FT HD obtaining Volume on your ticker. Must confess its not a feature I use and most Securities found by FT HD are not the type of securities that quote volumes. But will ask Mike for his comments.

  7. 7 Posted by Chris on 01 Dec, 2020 05:14 PM

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    I agree it will update/replace todays figures if you manually re-run it and save. I don't really care about that though, I want it to automatically replace a previous days figures if they were not closing ones. It appears not even running it manually will fix yesterday's figures.

    I will use the Security History loader which I have set up to always load the most recent 90 days history, with overwrite, so that should correct any non-closing prices that quote loader has given me since I started using it. (Will also fix the missing volumes.)

  8. 8 Posted by derekkent23 on 01 Dec, 2020 08:16 PM

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    Hi Chris

    What ever works for you.

    Have Fun, Stay Safe.

  9. 9 Posted by Chris on 02 Dec, 2020 11:52 AM

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    I am going to try changing the run time for quote loader from "at start-up" to 10pm. Hopefully stopping it ever running during the trading day will get around the problem.

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