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It's often desirable to get live financial data and everyone knows. XML is the thing to use but actually writing programs that work takes a bit of trouble. Plus, once you've got the data you need to display it.

Plot Investment Results

Track investment progress based on Yahoo Finance historical data using either the Closing or Adj Close.

To see the code, click here

Originally published: Wednesday, January 02, 2013; most-recently modified: Friday, May 31, 2019

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Posted by: grf3   |   Jan 6, 2013 2:37 PM
I've modified Plot Investment Results to include a link to Yahoo Finance's definition of the Adjusted Close and to display the descriptive name of the stock or ETF.
Posted by: George Fisher   |   Jan 4, 2013 2:00 PM
What is an "adj. close"? This is an excellent tool, which might be enhanced by reflecting the full name of the security, just to reassure you have what you intended. Displaying the S & P, or some other bogie would be nice, as well.
Posted by: GRF3   |   Jan 3, 2013 1:01 PM