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Posted by Mark on September 20, 2000 at 08:18:18:

In Reply to: Re: Toronto stock exchange Prices posted by Jim pollock on September 19, 2000 at 15:12:30:

: : : I have used Yahoo Quotes for about 2 years to up date both Canadian (TSE)
: : : and American stock prices in the same portfolio. Just to-day, Mnoday,
: : : Sept. 18,2000 that updates for Canadain stocks on the TSE (e.g.
: : : only update to Sept.15.
: : : Any reason?
: : : Thanks
: : : Jim

: : Hi Jim,
: : This sounds like Yahoo was delayed in getting these quotes onto their
: : site for some reason or another. I just checked now, and they have the
: : quote for your example listed for the 18th. If this happens again and
: : you want to check, you can use your browser to go to Yahoo and look up
: : the symbol in question. Whatever you see with your browser is the same
: : price that FM will get when you do a retrieve.

: : Thanks,
: : Mark
: : --
: : Mark Beiley
: :
: : Fund Manager for Windows 3.1x/95/98/NT
: :
: :

: Thanks for the quick reply!
: I checked to-day again, (Tue, Sept. 19) on a Portfolio containing all TSE stocks. Most were updated to Closing prices for 9/19/00. One of the exceptions was SLC.TO; its price stayed at 9/15/00. I also checked View/Dates to make sure that I was looking at the latest dates; the last date was 9/15/00.
: I know that I can check prices at Yahoo Canada/Finance so I was wondering if there was something about the file that had been corrupted....?

Hi Jim,
I just did a test retrieving this symbol's price using FM from Yahoo,
and it retrieved a price for 9/20. A few possibilities on why
that one isn't updating:

1) The symbol isn't recorded correctly, maybe a space in, before, or after
the symbol?

2) Make sure you have the latest retrieve module (232).

3) You have some sort of internet speed-up (cache) software that is preventing FM from getting a new quote. FM sends the request as "no-cache", so that it should always get updated, but there is some software out there that tries to speed up your connection by overriding this, and fetching data from your hard drive instead of going back over the internet.

Mark Beiley

Fund Manager for Windows 3.1x/95/98/NT

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