Yahoo! Finance Currencies

Yahoo! Finance Currencies

Usage

Excel formula:

=RTD("gartle.rtd",,"YahooFinanceCurrencies","<Ticker>","<Data Field>")

Example:

=RTD("gartle.rtd",,"YahooFinanceCurrencies","EURUSD=X","Last")

Use http://finance.yahoo.com/ to find tickers.

Supported ticker formats, on the EURUSD pair example:

EURUSD, UER/USD, EUR-USD, EUR_USD, EURUSD=X

You may get these codes using the Symbol1 - Symbol5 columns.

Important Notes

The data are loaded from the yahoo.finance.quoteslist table as for stocks.

However, this provider loads data for all currencies in one request.

This feature ensures that the data for all pairs are loaded at the same time.

Due this, you may request the Yahoo! Finance web service more frequently.
For example, for 1-minute requests, it is 24 * 60 = 1440 requests per day for any number of pairs.

Data Fields and Excel Formulas

Excel ColumnExcel Formula
Symbol 
LastTradeDateTime=RTD("gartle.rtd",,"YahooFinanceCurrencies",[Symbol],"LastTradeDateTime")
LastTradeDate=RTD("gartle.rtd",,"YahooFinanceCurrencies",[Symbol],"LastTradeDate")
LastTradeTime=RTD("gartle.rtd",,"YahooFinanceCurrencies",[Symbol],"LastTradeTime")
Bid=RTD("gartle.rtd",,"YahooFinanceCurrencies",[Symbol],"Bid")
Ask=RTD("gartle.rtd",,"YahooFinanceCurrencies",[Symbol],"Ask")
Last=RTD("gartle.rtd",,"YahooFinanceCurrencies",[Symbol],"Last")
Change=RTD("gartle.rtd",,"YahooFinanceCurrencies",[Symbol],"Change")
ChangeInPercent=RTD("gartle.rtd",,"YahooFinanceCurrencies",[Symbol],"ChangeInPercent")
ChangePercent=RTD("gartle.rtd",,"YahooFinanceCurrencies",[Symbol],"ChangePercent")
PercentChange=RTD("gartle.rtd",,"YahooFinanceCurrencies",[Symbol],"PercentChange")
Open=RTD("gartle.rtd",,"YahooFinanceCurrencies",[Symbol],"Open")
High=RTD("gartle.rtd",,"YahooFinanceCurrencies",[Symbol],"High")
Low=RTD("gartle.rtd",,"YahooFinanceCurrencies",[Symbol],"Low")
Symbol1=RTD("gartle.rtd",,"YahooFinanceCurrencies",[Symbol],"Symbol1")
Symbol2=RTD("gartle.rtd",,"YahooFinanceCurrencies",[Symbol],"Symbol2")
Symbol3=RTD("gartle.rtd",,"YahooFinanceCurrencies",[Symbol],"Symbol3")
Symbol4=RTD("gartle.rtd",,"YahooFinanceCurrencies",[Symbol],"Symbol4")
Symbol5=RTD("gartle.rtd",,"YahooFinanceCurrencies",[Symbol],"Symbol5")
rtd_LastError=RTD("gartle.rtd",,"YahooFinanceCurrencies",[Symbol],"rtd_LastError")
rtd_LastMessage=RTD("gartle.rtd",,"YahooFinanceCurrencies",[Symbol],"rtd_LastMessage")
rtd_LastUpdate=RTD("gartle.rtd",,"YahooFinanceCurrencies",[Symbol],"rtd_LastUpdate")
rtd_LastUpdateDate=RTD("gartle.rtd",,"YahooFinanceCurrencies",[Symbol],"rtd_LastUpdateDate")
rtd_LastUpdateTime=RTD("gartle.rtd",,"YahooFinanceCurrencies",[Symbol],"rtd_LastUpdateTime")

Synonyms: ChangeInPercent, ChangePercent, and PercentChange.

See Copying formulas about inserting formulas into Excel spreadsheets.

The ChangeInPercent value is calculated by RealTimeToExcel.

Data Provider Settings

The data provider is configured to loading data every 5 minutes when the Excel workbook is open.

See Data provider settings.

ParameterValue
RefreshInterval00:05:00, 5 minutes
NextRequestDelay1000, one second
DataStartTime00:00:00 -05:00
DataEndTime24:00:00 -05:00
LoadEndTime24:00:00 -05:00
LoadOnSaturday0, loading as for other days.
LoadOnSunday0, loading as for other days.

Data Source

http://query.yahooapis.com/v1/public/yql?q=select%20*%20from%20yahoo.finance.quoteslist

Special thanks to http://www.philadelphia-reflections.com/blog/2392.htm