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Old 12-02-2017, 07:37 PM   #121
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Wow. Looking around a bit, it does look like Moneydance was one of the abusers of the Yahoo service, confirming what bobandsherry pointed out.

That abuse enough to get MD off my list. I'm no fan of Yahoo, but I'm starting to understand why they took away this service. You wouldn't believe what kind of infrastructure it takes to support these kind of queries from a large user base. MD was basically using Yahoo's equipment for free. And then they ruin the party for us little guys.
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Old 12-02-2017, 08:05 PM   #122
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Let's be sure it's clear, companies like MoneyDance were abusing the service (apparently in violation of TOS). As such, Yahoo terminated the service.

Yahoo Finance API disabled.

The API has been disabled for a month now, and Yahoo made it clear the service was being discontinued months prior. So one has to wonder why MD didn't address this gap prior to the service being disabled. In their own support forum MD announced on 11/3 that " Our lead developer is working on a solution now and we hope to have an update available for the extension within a day or two". It's been a month now and still hasn't been fixed. Perhaps a bit telling on their abilities and skillset.

Also interesting that MoneyDance continues to sell their product noting that the program has the ability to download stock prices when it doesn't and hasn't for a month.



Not sure how much revenue MD will be getting from people who want to pay $50 for MD after seeing such poor support and urgency to address this long known issue. If Quicken did this I can only imagine how much people would be slamming them.
It will be very interesting to see what they do about this. The market-wide data is not available for free. I suspect there's some negotiation going on to pay for access, but then they'll have recurring costs and they'll have to find a way to pass those along to their customers, which logically leads to something like a forced upgrade or subscription model ... and then they are in the same boat as Quicken but with fewer users among whom to spread the costs.
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Old 12-05-2017, 10:16 PM   #123
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Wow. Looking around a bit, it does look like Moneydance was one of the abusers of the Yahoo service, confirming what bobandsherry pointed out.

That abuse enough to get MD off my list. I'm no fan of Yahoo, but I'm starting to understand why they took away this service. You wouldn't believe what kind of infrastructure it takes to support these kind of queries from a large user base. MD was basically using Yahoo's equipment for free. And then they ruin the party for us little guys.
GnuCash also used Yahoo for quotes, so you'll have to take GnuCash off your list.
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GnuCash also used Yahoo for quotes, so you'll have to take GnuCash off your list.
Not quite the same thing.... GnuCash is free, were not making a profit off the back of Yahoo. Looks like MD has made some progress, having found an alternative (yet still free) option for downloads, but from the comments it seems a bit of a hack at the moment with problems and errors in the downloaded quotes. Seems people aren't real happy. I'm sure they'll eventually get this worked out.
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I just purchased TurboTax with a decent coupon code and I noticed that 1 year of 2018 was offered free with it. shame I will not be using it.
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