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Using finance data for your webapps

Friday, January 21st, 2011 by Servage

Have your ever needed some finance data, for example stock quotes, for one of your projects? If yes, you have probably noticed how difficult it is to get to real APIs with a nice interface and reliable results at a low cost, or even free. Personally I’m a bit surprised that information like current stock quotes is a premium product you should pay for. I find that information represents such a basic part of our world today, it should be available everywhere, for free. I have the same opinion about weather data, by the way, but I can take that on another day.

Now, If you don’t want to spend big bucks on an official finance API access somewhere, you could use for example Yahoo Finance. It’s not really what they have created Yahoo finance for, since it’s supposed to be a financial portal. However, their page structure allows you to harvest financial data from their pages. For a full description of the possibilitites visit http://www.gummy-stuff.org/Yahoo-data.htm

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Good Post. I have used Yahoo finance tool in the past but Its not impressive. I am looking for something better than this.

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