Yahoo historical data

Discussion in 'Data Sets and Feeds' started by newbunch, Jun 3, 2007.

  1. Yahoo historical data on some symbols (SPY, ^SPX/^GSPC) has not been working. Anybody know of alternative sites to download historical data? Specifically, I need SPX volume (which Yahoo has/had).
     
  2. Hi newbunch, scroll to bottom of page, click 'UK & Ireland' then
    left column Investing/International/US Indicies
     
  3. dpiatek

    dpiatek

    Yahoo still works but you have to type in the URL directly.

    http://ichart.finance.yahoo.com/table.csv?s=^GSPC&a=03&b=02&c=07&d=05&e=03&f=07&g=d&ignore=.csv

    This is for ^GSPC where the first historical date downloaded is 04/02/07 and the last date is 06/03/07. Yahoo uses 0 based indexing for their months which is why 05 gives back June.

    David Piatek<br><a href="http://www.piateksoftware.com">http://www.piateksoftware.com</a><br>Intuitive Financial Software
     
  4. Both "tricks" work. Thanks a lot.
     
  5. On a related note, does anybody know why some iShares historical data is no longer available on Yahoo Finance? My only guess is that it's a licensing thing...

    TIA
     
  6. dpiatek

    dpiatek

    Yahoo historical seems to be up and working again without needing to resort to any of the aforementioned "tricks".
     
  7. historical back up
     
  8. tony79

    tony79

    google finance has historic pricing now might wanna check there.
     
  9. dpiatek

    dpiatek

    Good find. Also seems like their open, high, and low prices are automatically adjusted for splits unlike yahoo which only adjusts the closing price.

    David Piatek<br><a href="http://www.piateksoftware.com">http://www.piateksoftware.com</a><br>Intuitive Financial Software
     
    #10     Jun 9, 2007