Forex symbols in Yahoo provider
Author: BTGPactualColombia
Creation Date: 6/9/2016 2:53 PM
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BTGPactualColombia

#1
Hi, How can I stream Forex Quotes in Yahoo? thanks
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Eugene

#2
Hi,

I don't know about Forex but Yahoo! does not support obtaining historical and streaming data for certain instrument classes like Futures etc. You cand find more information on how to check if a symbol's data is available or not in the Wiki FAQ:

FAQ | Data and Data Providers >Yahoo! Data > "Is it possible to get the futures data from Yahoo?"
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BTGPactualColombia

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I already found the thickers/symbol, it is MXN=X, thanks
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Eugene

#4
Glad that you've found it. While some FX symbols work e.g. EUR=X (which is an inverse version of EUR/USD), most of them do not e.g. EURUSD=X.
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romaioi

#5
This information completes the circle on the query I asked the other week. or does it?

Have found (can confirm through manual sampling) that these types of signals work: AUD=X EUR=X GBP=X GC=F NZD=X SDG=X CNY=X
(NB: They do not appear to be a close fidelity inverse match to the data viewed from sources I usually check - e.g. IB, CMC markets, Bigcharts and Finviz. Its a similar story with Quandl free data. Need to keep looking at the other free sources before diving into subscriptions.)

...But similarly structured commodity signals do not e.g. GC=F SI=F

Just wondering if anyone knows of a master symbol list that would be available from Yahoo and how to view it?

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Eugene

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...But similarly structured commodity signals do not e.g. GC=F SI=F

Right, it's straight in the FAQ in my reply #2 above.

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They do not appear to be a close fidelity inverse match to the data viewed from sources

Isn't it expected with the globally traded Forex that quotes by different vendors don't match closely?

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Just wondering if anyone knows of a master symbol list that would be available from Yahoo and how to view it?

May this be it? Currencies
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romaioi

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Thanks Eugene, I had discovered that page previously, but was just wondering if there was a "back" page available through yahoo that listed all stocks, indicies, FX etc available. I thought I found one many years ago, but have not been able to locate anything like it since. So am guessing not.

I do expect differences between vendors on FX, but have observed (anecdotally) similarity among some (but am unaware whether they were derived from the same origin source or not).