Refreshing Stocks stopped working

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Refreshing Stocks stopped working

Crni
New MMEX User

Posts: 6
Joined: Sun Jul 12, 2015 4:20 am
There are several other similar topics about currency exchange and similar, but none is explicitly tackling this issue.

As of early November, MMEX is not able to update stock investment as the following URL doesn't work anymore:
http://download.finance.yahoo.com

This is caused by Yahoo disabling this service which was used by many apps, websites, APIs etc. including Yahoo itself (https://finance.yahoo.com), so some of their own services have stopped working as they directly depend on above service.

The above URL returns the following:
"It has come to our attention that this service is being used in violation of the Yahoo Terms of Service. As such, the service is being discontinued. For all future markets and equities data research, please refer to finance.yahoo.com."
It remains a mystery what violation of terms of service caused Verizon to shut down this service.

There are many discussions over the internet about outraged users that have their apps, calculations, spreadsheets etc. deeply tied to this service and have invested years in something that doesn't work anymore without any early notice/announcement :(

Here's one of many discussions:
https://forums.yahoo.net/t5/Yahoo-Finan ... d-p/387096

Poll to put shutdown service back online:
https://yahoo.uservoice.com/forums/3829 ... bring-back


What this means for MMEX is that we need an alternate service to handle stocks assuming Verizon won't change their mind and turning back on this service.
I've read some users claiming that MorningStar has a service that can be used as a replacement, but don't know the URL and if it would be fully compatible with MMEX.

Any additional info is welcome.
Re: Refreshing Stocks stopped working

mr108
Super MMEX User

Posts: 38
Joined: Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:22 am
Crni wrote:I've read some users claiming that MorningStar has a service that can be used as a replacement, but don't know the URL and if it would be fully compatible with MMEX.

Any additional info is welcome.


On the Android MMEX you can chose the service for stock price updates and Morningstar is one of them and it works - I just checked it a minute ago. The other ones are yahoo services that are not working.
The currency exchange rate service that works is Fixer.

For other alternatives see my posts below about stock and currency prices updates.
I'm sure it would be easy to switch to some of them but it's up to the developers.
Re: Refreshing Stocks stopped working

ji4roger
New MMEX User

Posts: 1
Joined: Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:35 pm
I entered one of my accounts, the one with the least amount of stocks, and tried to update and get a error "can't connect to the WWW". Does this have to do with the issue here about Yahoo Finance not allowing the update of stock prices? I am using desktop Windows 10. If stocks can no longer be updated, sure am glad I only did the account with the least number of stocks.
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