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What is the best API to get free stock quotes these days?


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I went to knock the dust off of some of my code for screening and analyzing companies. I used to use the free yahoo and google finance APIs to get 20 minute delayed quotes. It appears as though both of though APIs have shut down.

 

All I want is a simple 20 minute delayed quote for a ticker. I have looked at quandal and the yahoo csv download that is still available. These are great for EOD data but not if I want to get a somewhat current quote.

 

Does anyone know of anything still available without a subscription?

 

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Not sure what the best is. But one solution is to use xpath to screenscrape prices off bloomberg. Find mine here:

http://www.cornerofberkshireandfairfax.ca/forum/general-discussion/excel-addin-to-pull-prices-from-bloomberg/msg315889/#msg315889

 

And find the Google method here (see Writser comment)

http://www.cornerofberkshireandfairfax.ca/forum/general-discussion/google-spreadsheet-tips-and-tricks/40/

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Not sure what the best is. But one solution is to use xpath to screenscrape prices off bloomberg. Find mine here:

http://www.cornerofberkshireandfairfax.ca/forum/general-discussion/excel-addin-to-pull-prices-from-bloomberg/msg315889/#msg315889

 

And find the Google method here (see Writser comment)

http://www.cornerofberkshireandfairfax.ca/forum/general-discussion/google-spreadsheet-tips-and-tricks/40/

 

Thanks rukawa. I was hoping to avoid screen scraping but it looks like that might be my only choice. It was nice when I could I just use the yahoo or google finance APIs available in for various programming languages.

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http://ogres-crypt.com/SMF/

 

This stopped working a while back, but has worked again with the nov update.

 

Thanks Gokou3, I remember this from the original spreadsheet that Old School Value used to release. I am not using Excel so it does not help me at the moment. But will keep in my notes for future reference.

 

I am looking for real time or delayed quotes in either the Python or Java programming languages. In the past I had used publicly available libraries/apis but they all seem broken now since Yahoo and Google finance are stopping their services. I can write my own code to screen scrape fairly easily but that tends to be brittle so was looking for something a little more stable.

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https://www.alphavantage.co

 

It’s realtime with 20 year history. You have to write code to call and parse, but it sounds like you already have that.

 

Thanks! This appears to be exactly what I am looking for. It seems from their intraday API you get a time series and just pull the latest one for a realtime or near realtime quote. Its JSON so that is great. I also found opensource client libraries available. Thanks Oddballstocks.

 

 

 

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