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Free Quotes not updating

Postby Nick » 20 Aug 2007

Hi yahoo quotes are a nice easy source for daily historical data. In the past I used ^DJI for the dow jones industrials and ^GDAXI fro the dax index.

Niether of these seem to work any more and nothing is going on in quote manger. I tried using these symbols in NT and they worked fine (so I guess I have the right symbol name).

Any ideas? Has something changed this worked a couple of versions back?

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Postby Marina Pashkova » 22 Aug 2007

Hello,

At the moment Free Quotes' functioning is not perfectly stable.
For example, I just checked both symbols and while the chart for DJI was plotted, I couldn't get a chart for DAXI.

We have already developed a solution for this problem. The next version of MultiCharts due next week will have this fixed.

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Postby Nick » 23 Aug 2007

Excellent! free data sources are great for looking at instruments you don't look at regularly or in real time,

Cheers.

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Postby Guest » 24 Aug 2007

Hello,

At the moment Free Quotes' functioning is not perfectly stable.
For example, I just checked both symbols and while the chart for DJI was plotted, I couldn't get a chart for DAXI.

We have already developed a solution for this problem. The next version of MultiCharts due next week will have this fixed.


Will this support indices such as $TICK, $TRIN, $WPCVA and $VIX.X?

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Postby Marina Pashkova » 24 Aug 2007

If the symbols are provided by the servers used by FreeQuotes, MultiCharts will be getting quotes for those.

I just checked your symbols. I found TICK and TRIN, but nothing for WPCVA or VIXX on those servers. But this info will have to be double-checked later.

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Postby Nick » 20 Nov 2009

Can anyone confirm if this was fixed in v5.5? I am currently running Version 5.0 but will update if this has been fixed. Cheers...Nick.

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Postby Nick » 26 Jan 2010

I know this thread is 2 years old but I recently upgraded to 5.5 and free quotes sill appear not to be working. Could someone update what the status of this issue is?

The free data providers actually have a massively broad range of instruments they cover (some you would be hard pushed to find data for elsewhere) They also have good amounts of daily historical data making this a very valuable feature.

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Re: Free Quotes not updating

Postby nick111 » 06 Jan 2011

Hi Nick,
I have the same problem.
Have you got a solution?
Perhaps we can ascii map the file where the freequotes are stored.Any idea where
this is?

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Re: Free Quotes not updating

Postby Dave Masalov » 11 Jan 2011

Dear nick111,

Could you please be more precise? Currently, there should be no issues with Free Quotes data source - EOD historical data from google and yahoo servers is working fine on our end.

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Re: Free Quotes not updating

Postby Roumeau » 11 Jan 2011

I'm not sure but I think that Nick and Nick ask if free quotes, Yahoo or Google, update themselves (without reset the QM)

For example:

I've got on my MC's screen a DAX chart from Yahoo Finance, I assume that the last bar is the 10 of january. If I let my computer and MC run one day, is a new bar, the 01/11 one, appears without human intervention?

Thank You.

Another Nick (Nicolas in fact ;) )

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Re: Free Quotes not updating

Postby TJ » 11 Jan 2011

Most free quotes are not streaming data feeds.
The charts will not update by itself even if you leave the computer on all day.

You'd need to reload the charts to get new data.

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Re: Free Quotes not updating

Postby Roumeau » 11 Jan 2011

Thank u TJ!
Do u know a way to have free streaming quote, like DAX or SP500?
I set email alert on daily data on 3/4 indexes, it will be dumb to pay 50$ to pay for it.

Thank you.

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Re: Free Quotes not updating

Postby TJ » 11 Jan 2011

Roumeau wrote:Thank u TJ!
Do u know a way to have free streaming quote, like DAX or SP500?
I set email alert on daily data on 3/4 indexes, it will be dumb to pay 50$ to pay for it.

Thank you.


you can submit a feature request here:
https://www.multicharts.com/pm/about.php

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Re: Free Quotes not updating

Postby nick111 » 01 Feb 2011

thank you Roumeu,TJ and David,you answered my question.I will put a request.

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Re: Free Quotes not updating

Postby mengelbrecht » 03 Feb 2011

Hi
The only way I can make the updates on free quotes work is if delete all symbols in quote manager and re-enters them all over. I am following 50 symbols so this is a very time consuming process-
Is there another way to do this ??.
Other vendors has a manual update function that can be activated or IF a if quotes are listed in the in the scanner window then it automatically updates the free quotes, when the window/workspace is opened :-).

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Re: Free Quotes not updating

Postby TJ » 03 Feb 2011

mengelbrecht wrote:Hi
The only way I can make the updates on free quotes work is if delete all symbols in quote manager and re-enters them all over. I am following 50 symbols so this is a very time consuming process-
Is there another way to do this ??.
Other vendors has a manual update function that can be activated or IF a if quotes are listed in the in the scanner window then it automatically updates the free quotes, when the window/workspace is opened :-).

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The history should update when you open the chart.

Please check:

File> Preferences> Data Server Mode

make sure the box is checked for Download missing historical data

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Re: Free Quotes not updating

Postby TJ » 03 Feb 2011

you can use View> Reload to update the chart.

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Re: Free Quotes not updating

Postby khalaad » 03 Feb 2011

Please forgive me the dumb question.

But how does one retrieve the free quotes (once a day), anyway?

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Re: Free Quotes not updating

Postby TJ » 03 Feb 2011

khalaad wrote:Please forgive me the dumb question.

But how does one retrieve the free quotes (once a day), anyway?

I am not sure if I understand you.
The quotes are retrieved when you open the chart.
Can you elaborate a bit if this is not what you are looking for?

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Re: Free Quotes not updating

Postby khalaad » 03 Feb 2011

I am not sure if I understand you.
The quotes are retrieved when you open the chart.
Can you elaborate a bit if this is not what you are looking for?


In QuoteManager, I enable finance.yahoo.com under Tools > Data Sources > Free Quotes > Settings.

Then I manually add symbol GDXJ for Market Vectors Junior Gold Mine.

And get "Not Supported."
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Re: Free Quotes not updating

Postby mengelbrecht » 04 Feb 2011

Sorry guys. It doesn't work :-(

See attached screenshoot.

Download missing historical data is activated

Carlb.co -- Carlsberg was entered in quote manager 1.feb.2011 - it hasn't updated since

"View - Reload" doesn't solve the problem either

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Re: Free Quotes not updating

Postby Dave Masalov » 04 Feb 2011

In QuoteManager, I enable finance.yahoo.com under Tools > Data Sources > Free Quotes > Settings.

Then I manually add symbol GDXJ for Market Vectors Junior Gold Mine.

And get "Not Supported."


Dear khalaad,

"Not Supported" refers to collect RT data w/o plotting option which is not supported for Free Quotes symbols since they do not have real-time. You need to reload the chart, replot it or restart MC to get data for the last day.

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Re: Free Quotes not updating

Postby khalaad » 04 Feb 2011

Thank you, Dave.

But what a rather inconvenient way to get a chart!

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Re: Free Quotes not updating

Postby Dave Masalov » 04 Feb 2011

Dear khalaad,

I understand your point, but this comes from the fact that Free Quotes provide only historical EDO data, no real-time.
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Re: Free Quotes not updating

Postby hellboy » 21 Nov 2012

But Freequotes data is buggy :(
Full data isn't available from Yahoo. and Google not connecting.
Best option to load Historical OED is to use ASCII and load manually.
else go for any paid data.


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