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[Updated] Quote Issues Due To Changes At Yahoo Finance

Nov. 2nd 2017

Unfortunately, Yahoo Finance has decided to discontinue the main outlet that StockMarketEye and many other 3rd party financial apps use to get current stock quotes.

This change has primarily affected the fundamental quotes on the desktop application (v4), as well as all quotes in the iOS and Android versions of StockMarketEye. Desktop versions of StockMarketEye older than v4 (i.e. 3.3.14, 2.9.9, etc) are also not receiving any quotes.

The reasoning behind this change from Yahoo Finance is:

It has come to our attention that this service is being used in violation of the Yahoo Terms of Service. As such, the service is being discontinued. For all future markets and equities data research, please refer to finance.yahoo.com.

You can read this statement as well as many user’s comments on this abrupt service disruption on the Yahoo forum.

Implications for StockMarketEye

This obviously has a significant impact on StockMarketEye and countless other applications and investors that relied on Yahoo’s service.

Here at StockMarketEye, we are investigating alternative options. The most basic of these options will attempt to continue to use Yahoo Finance in some way to retrieve quote data. Other options we are investigating are alterntive sources of data, both free and paid.

Our hope is to find a viable, short-term solution to this issue. Looking farther down the road, our goal is to find a solution that will support the long-term viablity of StockMarketEye for the broadest range of investors as possible.

We will update this blog post or add new posts here when any new information becomes available.

We thank you for your patience and in the mean time, wish you continued success with your investments.

Updates

[Update – Nov 3] For those of you still using older versions (v3, v2) of the desktop app: Updates to address this issue will be added to the current version (v4) only. We will not be making any changes to the older desktop versions, sorry. See this page for more details on the upgrade process and pricing.

[Update – Nov 5] We’ve submitted an updated version of the iOS app to Apple. This version brings back the quotes, including fundamentals. It will be available for update on the App Store as soon as it passes the Apple review process – that should be the middle of next week if all goes well.

[Update – Nov 6] The updated iOS app is now available on the App Store.

[Update – Nov 11] We are in the final stages of finishing the update for the desktop app. Baring any last minute issues, we will be releasing it early next week. Sign-up to our news letter to be notified of when it is available, or check back here.

[Update – Nov 13] We have just released StockMarketEye 4.2.0. This version fixes the fundamental quotes for both Yahoo and Google Finance ticker symbols. To update to this version, you will need to download and install a fresh copy from our website.

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[Updated] Google Finance ticker symbols are not working

Sep. 6th 2017

Many users have noticed that Google Finance ticker symbols are no longer updating in StockMarketEye. The Google Finance ticker symbols started to have problems at the end of last week. Today (September 6th, 2017) they have completely stopped working. This affects the desktop versions of StockMarketEye (Mac and Windows) as well the mobile apps for iOS and Android. The charts for these stocks still update correctly, however.

It is not yet clear if this is due to a temporary problem on Google’s side or if Google has turned off access to 3rd party applications like StockMarketEye.

The problem is NOT related to the release of StockMarketEye v4.1.2 over the weekend.

We are closely monitoring the situation. Hopefully, this is just a temporary issue and Google will fix things on their side soon.

However, we are also looking for alternative solutions, in case Google has permanently turned off access to their financial data for 3rd party apps like StockMarketEye.

Workarounds

Potential Alternatives

  • Paid real-time quotes – would you be willing to pay a monthly fee for real-time quotes in StockMarketEye?
  • Other free data sources – Other potential data sources exist (Bloomberg, Morningstar, etc), but there are always trade-offs in the amount and breadth of data available.

If you have an alternative suggestion, don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments.

[Update – Friday September 8, 2017 12:00 UTC]

I’ve done some digging and it appears that Google has permanently turned off the data access point that StockMarketEye (and many other people and software) was using.

However, I am in the process of evaluating a couple of solutions that will allow StockMarketEye to continue to support Google Finance ticker symbols. If all goes well, I will have one of those ready by the end of the weekend or early next week.

Stay tuned and thank you for your patience.

Nick
StockMarketEye

[Update – Saturday September 9, 2017 13:00 UTC]

I’ve been able to integrate one of the solutions mentioned on Friday and have released a new version of StockMarketEye (v4.1.3). All Google Finance ticker symbols should work again. However, it will take longer now to download the quotes. How much longer depends on the number of Google Finance ticker symbols you have in your Watchlists and Portfolios. The more you have, the longer it will take.

Thanks for using StockMarketEye and don’t hesitate to tell your friends about us!

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[Updated] Yahoo Finance data feed not updating properly

Nov. 21st 2014

As some may already have noticed, the Yahoo Finance data quote feed is not updating properly since the close of trade on Wednesday November 19th. For many users the quotes are stuck, with the last trade from the close on Wednesday. Other users, however, are not experiencing any problems.

This leads us to believe that it is a regional issue. Users from some parts of the world, Western North America especially, are having problems. On the other hand, users from Europe and other parts of the world are not experiencing any problems.

Unfortunately, as much as we would like to fix it, there’s not much we can do at this point. The issue is with Yahoo Finance and their data feed that StockMarketEye uses. Typically Yahoo fixes these types of issues quickly, so I’m hopeful that they will get it resolved soon.

We will update this post when we know more. Leave a comment for us below letting us know if you are or are not affected by it and where you’re located.

[Update #1] Please add your vote to this “suggestion” for fixing the issue at Yahoo (the link goes directly to the Help section of the Yahoo Finance website). The more votes, the more attention it will get from them:

https://yahoo.uservoice.com/forums/207809-finance-gs/suggestions/6749809-excel-api-quotes-still-stuck-at-19-nov-please-fi

[Update #2 (2pm EST, November 21, 2014)] We’ve had a number of users tell us that it is working for them again. Seems all is back to normal. Thanks for your patience.

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Take our feature survey!

Apr. 8th 2014

We are developing a new version of StockMarketEye and would like to know which potential new features are important to you.

Please help us out by taking this 2 minute survey. It is completely anonymous and you’ll be helping us shape the near future direction of StockMarketEye.

Take our feature survey!

Thanks for your help!
StockMarketEye

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On Sale Now Through December 8th

Nov. 27th 2013

StockMarketEye is on sale for the holidays!

Now through December 15th, 2013, get $10 off the normal price.

Keep your eye on your investments this holiday season and in the new year with StockMarketEye!

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Now Available on the Mac App Store and Amazon

Jun. 21st 2013

We’re proud to announce that StockMarketEye is now available for purchase in the Mac App Store and at Amazon.

There are now 3 options for purchasing StockMarketEye:

1. As always, Mac, Windows and Linux users can purchase directly on our website.

2. Mac and Windows users also have the option of purchasing StockMarketEye from Amazon.

3. Additionally, Mac users can also purchase StockMarketEye on the Mac App Store.

You can read about the benefits of each method in our FAQ.

If you have any questions about what way is best for you, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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On Sale at MUPromo

May. 29th 2012

In cooperation with MUPromo, we’re making StockMarketEye even more affordable. On Wednesday, May 30, 2012, we’ll be the daily deal at MUPromo and you’ll be able to get StockMarketEye for 50% off the regular price.

Got friends or relatives that you think should get to know StockMarketEye? Now’s a great time to introduce them to the easiest stock market software around.

Missed the daily deal 50% off at MUPromo? Don’t worry, we’ll still be selling StockMarketEye for 25% off for 2 weeks after the daily deal at MUPromo.

To get the discount price, you’ll need to purchase on the MUPromo website. Even though MUPromo only sells Mac software, the license key you receive when purchasing at MUPromo will work on both the Mac and Windows versions of StockMarketEye. You can download the Windows version of StockMarketEye from our website.

Click here to go to the MUPromo website.

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Vote For Your Preferred Features

Mar. 13th 2012

We want StockMarketEye to be useful for you. We want it to help you navigate the stockmarket and your investments. We want it to help you make the most of your time and money.

How do we do all that? Well, the most important aspect of this process is knowing what is important to you. We can dream up and build all sorts of interesting features, but if they don’t help you achieve your goals, StockMarketEye will fail at being useful.

So we rely on your feedback and suggestions to help us shape StockMarketEye and decide in what direction we should go. The vast majority of improvements in StockMarketEye since its humble beginnings over 3 years ago are the direct result of your feedback and suggestions.

We keep a to-do list of addition and improvement suggestions. This list is the shape of the next generations of StockMarketEye. It contains close to 100 features, large and small, and composed almost entirely of suggestions by users.

Today, we are looking for your help in deciding which of these items to include in the next major release of StockMarketEye. We want to find out which ones are the most critical to you in achieving your goals.

We’d be very grateful if you could use the link below to vote for your preferred features. On that page, you’ll find a list of what we’ve determined to be the 15 most requested major features. From that list, we’d ask that you select the 5 that are the most important to you. Check the box to the right of a feature in the list, if that feature is important to you. When you’re done, click the “Submit Feedback” button to send us your votes.

Your votes are completely anonymous. You can also check less than 5, or more 5 items if you feel it necessary, but we generally would like a maximum of 5 as more than that makes it more difficult to determine a priority of the items.

We will post the results of the survey in a later blog post. Don’t forget to tell your friends about StockMarketEye and have them vote too.

As always, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to send us an email at our support address.

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StockMarketEye for iPhone now available in the App Store

Nov. 20th 2011

We are very proud to announce that StockMarketEye for iPhone is now available in the App Store! It requires an iPhone or iPod Touch running iOS 5.0 or later (it will also run on an iPad, but in the small iPhone size). You can watch a video of it in action on our website here:

StockMarketEye for iPhone

Or you can open it in iTunes here:

StockMarketEye for iPhone in iTunes

We will be releasing a new version of our desktop software in the next couple of weeks that will be able to synchronize with the iPhone app. You’ll then be able to have the same watchlists and portfolios on the desktop and on your iPhone. Stay tuned!

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iPhone App now in review by Apple

Nov. 14th 2011

Our iPhone app has now been submitted to Apple for review. Baring any problems they might find, it will soon be available in the App Store.

Thanks to our beta testers and others who gave us feedback!

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