Knowledge Base | How to Load Historical Stock Prices from Yahoo Finance to Excel

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Overview

Yahoo Finance was the most popular source of historical prices for Microsoft Excel.

Formerly, everyone could load data from a lot of exchanges using URLs like this

http://ichart.finance.yahoo.com/table.csv?s=YHOO&ignore=.csv

Yahoo Finance disabled this feature in May 2017.

However, Yahoo Finance has opened URLs of a web service that returns historical and intraday prices in JSON.

URLs for daily, weekly, and monthly historical prices:

https://query1.finance.yahoo.com/v7/finance/chart/YHOO?range=2y&interval=1d&indicators=quote&includeTimestamps=true
https://query1.finance.yahoo.com/v7/finance/chart/YHOO?range=5y&interval=1wk&indicators=quote&includeTimestamps=true
https://query1.finance.yahoo.com/v7/finance/chart/YHOO?range=max&interval=1mo&indicators=quote&includeTimestamps=true

URLs for 1, 5, 15, and 60-minute intraday prices:

https://query1.finance.yahoo.com/v7/finance/chart/YHOO?range=1d&interval=1m&indicators=quote&includeTimestamps=true
https://query1.finance.yahoo.com/v7/finance/chart/YHOO?range=5d&interval=5m&indicators=quote&includeTimestamps=true
https://query1.finance.yahoo.com/v7/finance/chart/YHOO?range=5d&interval=15m&indicators=quote&includeTimestamps=true
https://query1.finance.yahoo.com/v7/finance/chart/YHOO?range=1mo&interval=60m&indicators=quote&includeTimestamps=true

Use tickers like GBPUSD=X for currencies and like CK18.CBT for futures.

You may use our several products to load these data into Microsoft Excel in several ways.

Loading Historical Prices from Yahoo Finance into Microsoft Excel using SaveToDB Add-In

The SaveToDB add-in allows opening XML, JSON, HTML, and CSV from the web and converting data to refreshable Excel tables.

Moreover, you may customize URLs to change symbols using the ribbon:

Load Data from Web

Also, you may create and apply table views to filter data using various conditions directly in Excel:

Create Different Table Views

To load historical prices, click Wizards, Data Connection Wizard, select Web Data Provider and select an URL to connect.

URLs of historical prices from Yahoo Finance look this:

https://query1.finance.yahoo.com/v7/finance/chart/{Symbol=AAPL}?range=2y&interval=1d&indicators=quote&includeTimestamps=true;rootpath=*.*.timestamp,*.*.*.quote,*.*.*.unadjquote

You may see the defined URL parameter with the default value like {Symbol=AAPL} and the parser parameters like rootpath.

The SaveToDB add-in is a cool tool to load data from the web. Try it.

Loading Historical Prices from Yahoo Finance into Microsoft Excel using WEB.RTD

WEB.RTD is another cool tool that allows loading data from the web.

WEB.RTD is a universal downloader and parser.

You may start Formula Builder, paste the URL, and click Go.

Formula Builder loads data and creates RTD formulas that you copy into Excel spreadsheets:

WEB.RTD Formula Builder

Then you may remove unnecessary formulas and organize formulas to get the required reports and models:

Report Worksheet Example

WEB.RTD refreshes data automatically with the period specified by a formula like:

=RTD("web.rtd",,$A$1,"RTD_REFRESHINTERVAL",24*60*60)

WEB.RTD is a cool tool as you may load almost everything that you see on the web.

However, you should know data URLs. For historical prices, use the Yahoo Finance web service URLs shown above.

Loading Historical Prices from Yahoo Finance into Microsoft Excel using MARKET.RTD

WEB.RTD, described above, is a universal parser and RTD server for Microsoft Excel.

Contrary, MARKET.RTD is a specialized RTD server for loading data from Yahoo Finance, Google Finance, and MSN Money.

You may also create and copy formulas using Formula Builder.

However, Formula Builder contains predefined data providers that is much better.

MARKET.RTD Formula Builder - Providers

You may select how to organize formulas, by rows or by columns, and paste them into Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.

Then you format your model and get refreshable results like this:

Example of Yahoo Finance Quotes

You may get a lot of data using MARKET.RTD with the regular Microsoft Excel RTD formulas like these:

=RTD("market.rtd",,"YahooFinanceHistoricalPrices","YHOO","2016-12-30","Open")
=RTD("market.rtd",,"YahooFinanceHistoricalPrices","YHOO","2016-12-30","Close")
=RTD("market.rtd",,"YahooFinanceHistoricalPrices","YHOO","2016-12-30","PrevClose")

You may customize the refresh interval using the formula like:

=RTD("web.rtd",,"YahooFinanceHistoricalPrices","RTD_REFRESHINTERVAL",24*60*60)

Moreover, MARKET.RTD includes a lot of examples for available providers. So, you may adapt them to your needs easily.

Loading Historical Prices from Yahoo Finance into Microsoft Excel using MARKET.CSV

As described above, you may load historical prices into Microsoft Excel directly.

However, if you load intraday prices, you have data for the last trading day or several last trading days.

If you need an intraday history for a larger period, there is only the way to download the data daily and create such history yourself.

You may do this using our product MARKET.CSV.

See KB: How to Load Historical Stock Prices from Yahoo Finance to CSV

Downloads

Products for Traders and Investors
SaveToDB 8 Add-In for Microsoft Excel
The add-in loads data from the web (HTML, XML, JSON, and CSV) into Microsoft Excel
Version: 8.10 | 07/25/2018 | 16.4MB | Home | Editions
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WEB.RTD
The app loads data from the web (HTML, XML, JSON, and CSV) into Microsoft Excel
Version: 1.13 | 07/25/2018 | 5.4MB | Home | What's New | Edition Comparison
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MARKET.RTD
The app loads data from Yahoo Finance, Google Finance, and MSN Money into Microsoft Excel
Version: 5.17 | 07/25/2018 | 4.3MB | Home | What's New | Edition Comparison
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