Re: Quote retrieval for italian stocks
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Posted by Sal Iannazzo on January 21, 2001 at 14:38:01:
In Reply to: Re: Quote retrieval for italian stocks posted by Mark on January 20, 2001 at 22:40:46:
: : : : : : Can you pls indicate if you foresee support for any of the italian stock quote
: : : : : : servers. There are several, some (or possibly all) of which require
: : : : : : registration. Here is a short list:
: : : : : : http://www.voltrade.it/it/index.asp
: : : : : : http://www.borse.it/
: : : : : : http://www.ilsole24ore.com/
: : : : : : http://www.fineco.it/
: : : : : : Thank you for your help.
: : : : : : Sal Iannazzo
: : : : : Hi Sal,
: : : : : In FM 5.0 we've added support for a new server: "Yahoo - Italy".
: : : : : The URL for this server is:
: : : : : http://it.finance.yahoo.com/
: : : : : For a list of all our new servers and links to them, see:
: : : : : http://www.fundmanagersoftware.com/intrtv.html
: : : : : The new servers are only available in a 5.x version.
: : : : : If you're interested in trying out 5.0 while it is in beta visit:
: : : : : http://www.fundmanagersoftware.com/beta.html
: : : : : Thanks,
: : : : : Mark
: : : : : --
: : : : : Mark Beiley
: : : : :
: : : : : Fund Manager for Windows 3.1x/95/98/NT
: : : : :
: : : : :
: : : : Hi Mark,
: : : : I followed your suggestion and downloaded F.M. 5.0, which appears to work fine.
: : : : However when I try to update my portfolio using the Yahoo italian site, some of
: : : : the stocks are duly updated, while others refuse to do so. Yet, if I search for
: : : : them in the Yahoo site, using of course the same symbols I use for FM, the
: : : : quotes are indeed there.
: : : : Do you have an explanation?
: : : : Thanks.
: : : : Sal Iannazzo
: : : Hi Sal,
: : : Are the ones that aren't updating mutual funds? Please make sure you
: : : have version 301 of the retrieve module. Use 'Help/FM on the Web/Check for
: : : Updates...'. If the problem is still there with this new version of the
: : : retrieve module please let me know an example ticker symbol that isn't
: : : working in FM that is available on the site.
: : : Thanks,
: : : Mark
: : : --
: : : Mark Beiley
: : :
: : : Fund Manager for Windows 3.1x/95/98/NT
: : :
: : :
: : Hi Mark,
: : thank you for your prompt answer.
: : 1. No, they are not mutual funds; they are stocks.
: : 2. Yes, I do have the 301 retrieve module
: : 3. Some of the stocks that are not updating: L'Espresso (symbol ES.MI);
: : Fiat Risparmio (FR.MI); Generali (G.MI); Pirelli (P.MI).
: : And some that are updating: Alleanza (AL.MI); Bipop Carire (BIP.MI);
: : Enel (ENEL.MI); Eni (ENI.MI).
: : Thank you.
: : Sal Iannazzo
: Hi Sal,
: The non-updating symbols do not appear to be valid symbols on Yahoo-IT.
: For example, go to:
: All of these symbols show up as not available, using a browser. I looked up
: the symbol for L'Espresso on their site:
: and I believe the correct symbol is ESPI.MI
: Using this symbol the price updated correctly in FM, and it appears correctly
: in the browser too.
: I would suggest re-checking the symbols you are using, and make sure they
: are available on Yahoo-IT using your browser.
: Mark Beiley
: Fund Manager for Windows 3.1x/95/98/NT
after your message I re-checked the Yahoo Italy site and discovered that
indeed many stocks have multiple symbols, odd as it may seem. And L'Espresso
has both ES.MI and ESPI.MI as you indicated. The same for Fiat Risparmio
(FR.MI and FIAr.MI), for Generali (G.MI and GASI.MI), for Pirelli
(P.MI and PIRI.MI). I then tried to plug the alternate symbols into FM 5.0,
but the situation did not change: they stubbornly refused to update. Only
Generali did update, but I can't say if I was using G.MI or GASI.MI when this
One thing I just noticed, and that I think is important for you to understand
what is going on, is that when I hit the INT button to command the update,
in the small window that pops up the symbols that do not update appear to be
missing, although it is difficult to be sure, since this window disappears
I hope this gives you some hints. Thank you for your help anyway.