Symbol for Dow with Pocketsense RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello:

    I am using Pocketsense (w/Python) to update stock and mutual fund prices in Money Plus Deluxe.  I believe Pocketsense accesses Yahoo finance to obtain data.  I haven't been able to update the Dow Jones Industrial Average index and have tried the symbols ^DJI and INDU but get the error "invalid quote response from Yahoo! Finance....skipping.

    Is there another symbol that I should be using?

    Thank you.


    Wednesday, June 13, 2012 4:48 PM

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  • There is a problem in the Yahoo feed for the Dow 30. This is true for ^SPX, INDU and SPX (the symbols that I know of). I am looking at making an amended version of the screen scraping routine that the PocketSense quotes.py can fall back on if the main method does not work for a symbol.

    It is also possible that it will get fixed in the feed, but for now, I suggest you enter the value manually.

    http://finance.yahoo.com/d/quotes.csv?s=^DJI&f=nl1d1t1pp2 is the primary link that PocketSense uses to try to fetch the quote. This returns a CSV file normally, but it delivers an error message for the Dow 30 symbols.

    Wednesday, June 13, 2012 5:07 PM