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10 ways to download historical stock quotes data for free

Updated on 2009-07-01





Here is a list of websites that provide end of day historical data for US and international stock markets.
All the quotes data provided by the websites listed here can be exported to CSV or Excel format.

FinancialContent
Several websites use historical data provided by financial content.
chron.com is one of them and here is the URL to get the eod data.
http://markets.chron.com/chron/?Method=gethistoricalcsv&Month=7&Page=HISTORICAL&Year=2009
&Range=3&Ticker=[Symbol name]
Just change 'Symbol name' with the ticker symbol of the company that interests you.

Yahoo
Yahoo has historical quotes and dividend data for US and many international stock markets.
This is the URL that let you download these quotes.
http://ichart.finance.yahoo.com/table.csv?d=6&e=1&f=2009&g=d&a=7&b=19&c=2004
&ignore=.csv&s=[Symbol name]

You can automatically download quotes from yahoo using the following downloader Yahoo EOD historical quotes .

Google
Google let you download daily and weekly eod quotes for US, Canada, UK, China and Hong Kong stock markets.
Here is the URL to grab this data:
http://www.google.com/finance/historical?output=csv&q=[Symbol name]

Investopedia
Investopedia provides end of day quotes, dividends and splits data for the US market.
http://simulator.investopedia.com/stocks/historicaldata.aspx?Download=1&s=[Symbol name]

Quotemedia
Quotemedia has US and Canadian stocks historical data.
http://app.quotemedia.com/quotetools/getHistoryDownload.csv?&webmasterId=501&startDay=02&startMonth=02
&startYear=2002&endDay=02&endMonth=07&endYear=2009&isRanged=false&symbol=[Symbol name]

You can automatically download quotes from quotemedia using the following downloader: Quotemedia Historical Quotes.

Dukascopy
Download historical and intraday quotes data.
Click on the dukascopy link, select settings, and then click on 'Get Data'.

Kumo swcp
Get historical data for the S&P500 stocks in one file.

AOL
Daily, weekly and monthly historical quotes that can be exported in multiple formats.
http://finance.aol.com/.module/download/pfweb/historical/[Symbol name]?type=2&symbol=[Symbol name]
&tf=m&gran=d&fromdate=%24%7Bhist.fromdata%7D

MSN
MSN provides eod data for the US stock exchanges.
http://moneycentral.msn.com/investor/charts/chartdl.aspx?D4=1&DD=1&MA0=0&MA1=0&CF=0&PT=7&SZ=0&D5=0&
DCS=2&C1=0&C2=1&width=612&height=258&D2=0&CE=0&
filedownloadbt.x=59&filedownloadbt.y=12&symbol=[Symbol name]

FinData
Registration is FREE but you can get only the eod data of the last 6 months.












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