History not downloading properly on Quotes and Exchange Rates extension

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abqmichaelj

01 Jul, 2017 02:39 PM

The Quotes and Exchange Rates plugin is not properly downloading my mutual fund histories. The current quotations download fine, but not so with histories. None of my mutual fund histories come in when I use Yahoo for histories. About half come in when I use Google. Does anybody know why this is happening or how to debug or fix it?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Henry on 02 Jul, 2017 08:41 AM

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    Hi,

    Thank you for contacting us.
    We've been looking into this issue and it seems all customers are encountering 400 and 500 errors - 404, 502 or 504.
    A Yahoo support representative has confirmed that Yahoo Finance API has been discontinued.
    From the changes that have been made, it seems like Yahoo is trying to prevent people from automated downloading like Moneydance (and so many others) are doing.

    Our lead developer has mentioned that we may be able to make a change, that means the Moneydance connection will pose as a browser, rather than a program. This may allow the connection. However, it seems very likely that this will turn into a 'cat-and-mouse' game.

    The current workaround is to download the quotes in a cvs file and import them by navigating to Tools > Securities > Edit then Import.
    or to update the prices through the Security Price Entry extension in the Extensions menu.

    We are looking into other services we can use instead to resume the automatic downloads.

    Henry
    Infinite Kind Support

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