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

#3
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?

QUOTE:
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

#7
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).
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Eugene

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Update to our FAQ (Is it possible to get the data for futures or Forex from Yahoo?) and this thread:

Since v2017.12 the Y! provider seems to support static and streaming data for continuous Futures contracts (e.g. Crude Oil) and Forex currencies (e.g. EURUSD=X).
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traderxyz

#9
Hi. I tried building and updating forex data sets from Yahoo using the Data Manager.. Keep getting the following error message:

Error updating Security Names. The remote name could not be resolved: 'download.finance.yahoo.com'
[0] EURUSD=X Error: The operation has timed out

I tried, for example, EURUSD=X, EURUSD, and EUR/USD. Nothing worked.

Any suggestions?
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Eugene

#10
Hi,

LOL. Where have you been? :) Check out the change log and/or these threads:

ATTENTION Yahoo, C.Components, Google, Quotemedia, MarketBeat users
Yahoo! Data Not Updating for Last Session

Long story short, your outdated version of Y! provider got broken last year. Switch to "Other extensions" in the Extension Manager, update the Y! provider and restart WLP to fix it.
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traderxyz

#11
Working!

Thanks for your help , Eugene.
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