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STOCKQUOTE: Stata module to retrieve stock quotes to a Stata-formatted dataset


  • Nikos Askitas

    (IZA, Bonn)

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stockquote currently queries Yahoo's Finance API for ticker symbol historical values. fm, fd, fy stand for first month, first day, first year respectively, are numeric and tell stockquote the start date of the time series you want. Similarly lm, ld, ly are numeric and stand for last month, last day, last year respectively and tell stockquote the end date of the time series. frequency may be one of: d, w, m meaning: daily, weekly, monthly.

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  • Nikos Askitas, 2008. "STOCKQUOTE: Stata module to retrieve stock quotes to a Stata-formatted dataset," Statistical Software Components S456990, Boston College Department of Economics, revised 28 Feb 2020.
  • Handle: RePEc:boc:bocode:s456990
    Note: This module should be installed from within Stata by typing "ssc install stockquote". The module is made available under terms of the GPL v3 ( Windows users should not attempt to download these files with a web browser.

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