Building a Yahoo stock quote ticker
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by Jason Perry
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Yahoo Stock Quote Ticker Overview

The Yahoo Quote Ticker consists of an ASP.Net web service that connects to Yahoo quotes and grabs detailed data on stocks. The application also features a Flash-based user interface that scrolls through each stock using the Flash Ticker component.

This application follows n-tier application design by dividing the application into data, business, and presentation logic. This way a designer can focus on building usable interfaces and leave the structure of the backend to the developers.

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Title: Nasdaq, S&P500 fix   
Name: John Dalnes
Date: 2009-07-15 1:11:34 PM
I found this works for Nasdaq and other indexes
if (symbol.IndexOf("^") == 0)
url = "" + symbol + "&d=t&f=sl1d1t1c1ohgvj1pp2wern";


url = "" + symbol + "&d=t&f=sl1d1t1c1ohgvj1pp2wern";
Title: index quotes   
Name: tilistor
Date: 2009-03-23 11:21:46 AM
Dude try like this from your code:

Replace ^ with %5E

Title: webservice   
Name: stock market
Date: 2009-01-27 7:30:08 AM
pls give the code how to access webservice in the aspx page in
Title: Index quotes   
Name: Steve
Date: 2009-01-08 9:41:40 AM
Did anyone solve this problem of the ^ being translated to the hex code "%5E"? If you enter the ^ mmaulaly in the browser within a URL it works fine. It doesn't work from within the my VB code webclient.
Title: index quotes again   
Name: kdasgupta
Date: 2008-12-06 6:13:17 PM
Looks like Yahoo Quote stopped handling URL decoding of special characters. So, when I enter ^DJI for DOW, it is encoded as "%5EDJI". At Yahoo end, the special characters are not decoded to its corresponding character value, hence Yahoo quote service does not find any price data for the encoded symbol. "INDU" in place of ^DJI works fine.
Can anybode suggest fix for this problem? Thanks.
Title: index quotes again   
Name: Li
Date: 2008-10-30 7:52:35 PM
I have the same problem getting S&P and Nasdaq. When I put in ^GSPC and ^IXIC, they are not working. But, if I put in "INDU", it works for Dow. Can anybody help?

Title: Index quotes   
Name: Greg K.
Date: 2008-10-13 9:17:20 AM
To get an index quote, use ^ instead of $.

Dow - ^DJI

full list on

Good luck!
Title: WSDL file for web service   
Name: Edi Hansen
Date: 2008-07-21 12:45:11 PM
Is there a WSDL file for this web service? I'm trying to query web service via SSIS web services task..
Title: Index values : $SPX, $COMPQ   
Name: Liya Tansky
Date: 2008-07-09 8:33:13 PM
Hi, I'm trying to get values of indexes like $SPX and $COMPQ,
Your example works great for stocks, but returns empty data for $SPX. What should I change in the url in order to get to its values?

Thanks in advance
Title: Web service   
Name: Ces M
Date: 2008-06-26 9:59:57 AM
The web service seems to work fine. It pulls data from Yahoo. My question is do I still need a flash remote package which is almost $1000? Or can we just use simple actionscript to get xml file from the web service?
Title: No longer works   
Name: Ben Poole
Date: 2008-05-22 10:59:23 AM
it appears that Yahoo! has moved this web service, or changed the link. The pages I have used this code on are now broken, and I can't browse directly to the web service anymore.

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