Re: quotes for options, not just stocks or funds
In Reply to: Re: quotes for options, not just stocks or funds posted by Mark on December 20, 2001 at 13:56:12:
: : : : 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,
: : : Thanks,
: : Mark,
: : Here's the list of quotes.
: : DQILC.X AQUBD.X CDBV.X GUOBW.X TUOLB.X IDXLU.X UPNLB.X EULLW.X
: : 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.
: : Tom
: Hi Tom,
: If it hasn't been traded since Oct 11, then FM won't get a quote past that
Let's not trouble ourselves over this any longer. I agree if there's no volume that might be why there's no quote.
But I've checked too, and about half of those options traded >0 shares today, and still I don't get quotes updated using these symbols and yahoo.
It doesn't matter; FM is still such a great program for what it's designed to do!
Thx for trying .
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