Indian Markets Online Data
Author: anshumn
Creation Date: 3/2/2009 3:56 AM
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anshumn

#1
Is it possible to get online dataset for indian markets? How can I configure that.
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Eugene

#2
It should be possible using Yahoo daily data, assuming they have historical data for symbols required. Take a free trial of Wealth-Lab Developer 5, choose New... -> Create new DataSet -> Yahoo! Finance -> Add symbols manually -> enter symbol names of your securities (don't forget to add the .NS or .BO prefix for NSE or BSE accordingly).

In the future we'll support the selection of datasources available with QuoteTracker, just like it was in WLD4, when this data provider is ready.
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anshumn

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Thanks! Can you please elaborate on .NS or .BO prefixes which you have mentioned with an example? I am interested in MCX data especially.
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Eugene

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The prefixes are for stock data only - NSE and BSE accordingly. MCX is Multi Commodity Exchange, right? No, this kind of data is not provided by Yahoo or any other provider off the top of my head. Thereby you have to find the source of data in one of the formats supported by WLD e.g. MetaStock or ASCII/CSV files. Note: for ASCII, Wealth-Lab does not support BHAV data popular in India (multiple symbols per file) - one symbol per file only.
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anshumn

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Thanks a lot Eugene!