Now let's make a simple interface to fill input parameters and make a chart of the received data.
I was working on creating a spreadsheet to calculate profits and losses on options positions but didn’t know how to populate excel with stock quotes.
Before we start, you must have Excel 2003 as this feature is not available on older versions of Excel. Download and install the Office 2003 Add-in: Stock Actions for the Research Task Pane. Once the add-in is installed, open Excel and go open the Tools menu on the main menu bar and click on “Research.” 3.
Enter the ticker symbol of the stock you want to look up and then click on the down arrow beside the box that contains the words “All Reference Books” and scroll down and click on “MSN Money Stock Quotes” and hit the return key. Find the grey box that says “Insert Price” and click on the down arrow, scroll down and choose “Insert Refreshable Stock Data.” NOTE: Make sure you have selected the cell where you want to insert the information. You have just inserted your first refreshable stock quote!
NOTE: Please, take into account that the tool “Stock Quotes by Date” of our product SQ recovers historic stock quotes coming from free services of MSN Money and Yahoo Finance Which are NOT ALWAYS available or don't accept big quantities of historic consultations.
Therefore we only guarantee an optimal performance of our product: SQ for small and medium portfolios.
Text File Text Qualifier = xl Text Qualifier Double Quote .
After some research I tried using Google Finance to populate Excel to no avail but found Yahoo Finance supports this more easily.
In order to query stock quotes from yahoo all you need to do is use the following URL and provide the required parameters:
Stock Quotes for Excel is like any other Excel function. Finance and MSN Money, showing the available data items in each data source. The ‘Refresh Settings’ functionality has been improved, which is used to configure the time interval for automatic data update. The ‘Data Downloader’ functionalities have been improved to make data queries both more efficient and faster.
As a result, Stock Quotes now has a broader coverage worldwide, so you can see the indices available in both sources, as well as the available data items. The ‘Stock Quotes Wizard’ has been fully redesigned so you can query for Stocks, Mutual Funds and Stock Market Indices in a more intuitive fashion. The ‘Stock Quotes by Date Wizard’ functionality has been redesigned to make it more intuitive and descriptive. The query method for historical prices has been improved with the SQBy Date( ) function. The ‘Stock Quotes-Quick Fill’ functionality has been redesigned to support data queries on Yahoo!