Yahoo Finance Dividends

Yahoo Finance Dividends

Usage

Examples:

market-data download YahooFinanceDividends symbols.txt

market-data download YahooFinanceDividends cache\YahooHistoricalPricesDividendsOrSplits.txt

market-data reparse  YahooFinanceHistoricalPrices 20160224

Example of symbols.txt:

YHOO
SPY

More ticker examples: BHP, BLT.L, BHP.AX, BNP.PA, EOAN.DE, ABX.TO.

Use http://finance.yahoo.com/ to find tickers. See also a complete list of Yahoo Finance exchanges.

Important Notes about Dates and Dividends

By default, the start date of the period is December 31, 2013, the same as for YahooFinanceHistoricalPrices.

You may configure this start date using the YahooFinanceHistoricalPricesStartDate setting in the application configuration file.

You may use the cache\YahooHistoricalPricesDividendsOrSplits.txt file as a symbol file.

This file is prepared by the YahooFinanceHistoricalPrices provider for tickers that have different saved and loaded values of AdjClose.

Delete this file after successful loading of dividends.

Data Source

Yahoo Finance Website.

Examples:

http://real-chart.finance.yahoo.com/table.csv?s=YHOO&g=v&ignore=.csv

http://real-chart.finance.yahoo.com/table.csv?s=^VIX&g=v&ignore=.csv

Output Files

FileDescription
csv\YahooDividends.csvParsed data in CSV format.
You may delete this file after loading data into databases.
zip\YahooDividends.zip
of YahooDividends-yyyymmdd.csv
The complete archive of parsed data by trade dates.
Keep this file to reload data into databases at any time.
zip\YahooOptions-yyyymmdd.zip
of <symbol>.csv
Archives by trade dates of parsed data by symbols.
It is for archive purposes only. You may delete these files.
downloads\YahooDividends-yyyymmdd.zip
of <symbol>.csv
Archives by trade dates of downloaded data by symbols.
You may delete these files if the data have been parsed correctly.
Otherwise, keep these files to reparse them with a new version of Market Data Downloader.

CSV Fields

Symbol
Date
Dividends