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New article: Getting Yahoo stock prices
Published date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
On: Moer and Éric Moreau's web site

15 years ago, in March 2004, my article was about using the WebRequest object to retrieve stock prices from Yahoo. Back in the days, I was using that data to compare against prices I receive from other vendors. I still need that data from a source like Yahoo (which is not my main source) because even paid data is not a guarantee that it is 100% accurate!

The method described in there does no longer work because Yahoo blocked some mechanism in 2017, namely the Yahoo Finance API. I don’t blame them. They are providing the data for free and they are expecting some real people to see the ads they put in your face while you navigate the site (and hopefully people clicking on them to make some money). Same thing happened to the Google Finance API.

But the good news for us is that a workaround has been found and the Yahoo finance service is still available.

You can get this article from https://www.emoreau.com/Entries/Articles/2019/03/Getting-Yahoo-stock-prices.aspx


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