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Posted by Tom Seeley on December 19, 2001 at 18:20:13:

In Reply to: Re: quotes for options, not just stocks or funds posted by Mark on December 19, 2001 at 07:58:18:

: : Does anyone use FM to track portfolios that include puts or calls? I do, and I'm having trouble doing automatic online updates of those quotes.

: : I've tried yahoo, yahoo historical, pcquote, etc. I know that each one of those requires me to define the symbols its own way, and I think I've accommodated that, but nothing seems to work.

: : I have a portfolio of "open calls". When I run an update, a couple of them get the day's closing price downloaded, but most of them don't get updated at all.

: : Any suggestions, anyone?

: : Not a deal breaker; just a curiosity question, really...

: : Thx

: : MC and HNY everyone

: : Tom

: Hi Tom,
: The basic rule is that if you can view the quote with your browser on
: any of the supported servers, then FM should be able to retrieve the quote too.
: Can you give an example symbol that you're using and the server you're using
: it with, that won't update?

: Thanks,
: Mark
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: Mark Beiley
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Here's the list of quotes.


These are the symbols I've defined for each of them in FM. These are in the format that shows up on yahoo when I input the stock ticker symbol. When I used yahoo a moment ago, I think I got one update for DQILC.X but none for any of the rest. When I switched settings to yahoo historical and asked for quotes from 12/1/01 through tonight, nothing got updated. I've tried other quote services, too, such as pcquote, but not recently. So I can't provide up to date info on how or if that one works. I know that to use it I'd have to switch the format of the symbols, and I know when I was trying pcquote I had the symbols in the right format.

Like I said, none of this is a deal breaker, but I'm curious if I'm doing something wrong.

Thx for trying to help.


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