by Allen Wyatt
(last updated January 13, 2018)
For years Jack has used the Yahoo! Finance API to import stock information into his worksheets. Now that service has gone away. Jack figures he can't be alone in needing to get stock information into his Excel worksheets, so he is wondering if there other services that folks with similar needs can suggest.
There are a few ways that the loss of the Yahoo! Finance data could be approached. If you need just current prices, one approach is to rely on Google Sheets. As discussed in this tip, you can use the GoogleFinance function to get a number of financial statistics. Once they are in a Sheets worksheet, you can then copy and paste them into your Excel worksheet.
There are also other sites that provide data and include an API. You might need to write your own code to access the data through the API, but it is available. Here are two sites to check out:
If you poke around on the sites, you may find that some data is offered in Excel format, as well.
One subscriber suggested the following site as a possibility:
You may want to poke around in the comments on the page, as some seem to indicate some trouble in getting the financial information they desired.
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