MLDownloader now won't download quotes

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Old Jun 27, 2017, 5:01pm   #9
 
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NinjaTrader Does save your work

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One answer - although it won't save your work - is to download NinjaTrader (free) and use its free EOD data. You can leave it and all charts open until you have to close it for a Windows update.
NinjaTrader does save work. They are called "Workspaces" and you can save them by hovering your cursor over the Workspace name and a menu will appear to your right which includes options such as Save, Save As, Close, Remove. I have an S&P 500 workspace saved that has 6 different charts in it. They look like worksheets within an Excel workbook in that they appear as tabs at the bottom of the workspace.

Training on Charts and Workspaces is available on YouTube.

As for MLDownloader, it still doesn't work for me even when the site trading-tools.com is up. I don't see how that site could even be involved in the data download process, given that all the MLDownloader setup screens point to Yahoo Finance, not trading-tools.com. The reason is simple: Yahoo Finance has the data, not trading-tools .com.

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Old Jul 11, 2017, 8:58am   #10
 
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thanks!
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Old Jul 11, 2017, 8:59am   #11
 
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Dear Steve,

Thanks! I want to know if you get a new version of MLdownloader?
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Old Nov 6, 2017, 2:16pm   #12
 
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MLDownLoader proxy server problem

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Is anybody else experiencing the same problem and knows how to fix it?

It says "Could not connect to the Internet! (time out)". Yet my internet connection does work, yet now I always get the above message. I heard previously that Yahoo changed something that caused my HQuote Pro to stop downloading quotes, so is it the same issue with MLDownloader? It at least seemed to work for a short while after HQuote Pro stopped downloading quotes, but now has stopped working.

I did try using the alternative "EOD Data Server" in MLDownloader, but it was confusing in that it seemed to show "Google Finance" after I had chosen "msn.com" from the 'EOD Data Server" menu, and so the alternative server wouldn't download quotes either. So at this point I have no way to download quotes.

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....I am an avid MLDownLoader user despite the difficulty getting these folks to respond to me when I contact them via email or through their correspondence area on their web site.

Bottom line... As of Nov 6 2017, the get latest quotes function produces an error with the yahoo proxy server. The get historical data function does work when set to the GOOGLE data feed. It only provides data from the last completed trading day. Here I only look at the US-based markets. I can not speak to the European markets. If you are at the same place wI can forward the thoughts below. If you are not able to get to this condition I am experiencing, I can share what I do to get the historical data running.

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I have concluded that the programmer(s) at MLDownLoader have established a yahoo proxy to back fill interday data. They also have used it, up until recently, to [tovide some of the yahoo symbols such as ^GSPC... the S&P500 data. This symbol faults on the google, historical data feed, but will be back filled into the data stored locally on your machine.

I will send dome more emails to the support email and website for MLDownLoader. I suggest you do the same to get their attention.

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If you are unable to have the get Historical data function to work, let me know and I will address that in a separate thread, ... one different on this inability to access the yahoo proxy server...

[note there is information in the MLDownLoader manual on setting up port 8080 in case that path way is not currently enabled by your internet provider]


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Old Nov 6, 2017, 4:24pm   #13
 
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....I am an avid MLDownLoader user despite the difficulty getting these folks to respond to me when I contact them via email or through their correspondence area on their web site.

Bottom line... As of Nov 6 2017, the get latest quotes function produces an error with the yahoo proxy server. The get historical data function does work when set to the GOOGLE data feed. It only provides data from the last completed trading day. Here I only look at the US-based markets. I can not speak to the European markets. If you are at the same place wI can forward the thoughts below. If you are not able to get to this condition I am experiencing, I can share what I do to get the historical data running.

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I have concluded that the programmer(s) at MLDownLoader have established a yahoo proxy to back fill interday data. They also have used it, up until recently, to [tovide some of the yahoo symbols such as ^GSPC... the S&P500 data. This symbol faults on the google, historical data feed, but will be back filled into the data stored locally on your machine.

I will send dome more emails to the support email and website for MLDownLoader. I suggest you do the same to get their attention.

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If you are unable to have the get Historical data function to work, let me know and I will address that in a separate thread, ... one different on this inability to access the yahoo proxy server...

[note there is information in the MLDownLoader manual on setting up port 8080 in case that path way is not currently enabled by your internet provider]


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ML Downloader used to be a very useful little facility for getting cheap and dirty end of day data from you Yahoo etc. In May of this year Yahoo changed their API and ML downloader no longer works as advertised. There is zero support from the company yet they are still selling the software. I have concluded that the original programmer of the software has long since gone and they are not prepared to do maintenance. It will still download end of day (DELETED and intraday) updates from MSN but their data is very unreliable and sometimes totally incorrect, quite often to the point of being completely useless.

For free EOD data these people are pretty good http://eoddata.com/default.aspx and they sell historic data at very reasonable prices.
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Old Nov 8, 2017, 2:52pm   #14
 
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ML Downloader used to be a very useful little facility for getting cheap and dirty end of day data from you Yahoo etc. In May of this year Yahoo changed their API and ML downloader no longer works as advertised. There is zero support from the company yet they are still selling the software. I have concluded that the original programmer of the software has long since gone and they are not prepared to do maintenance. It will still download end of day (DELETED and intraday) updates from MSN but their data is very unreliable and sometimes totally incorrect, quite often to the point of being completely useless.

For free EOD data these people are pretty good http://eoddata.com/default.aspx and they sell historic data at very reasonable prices.
I use MLDownloader since 2006 and it works fine until 2017. I download german DAX and EUROSTOXX 50 Quotes EOD and DJI, S&P 500, NASDAQ 100 and a handfull selected symbols like N225, HSI, ASX and stock quotes related to that markets I follow. It worked for me good enough until 2017. I used it until April 2017 with a old Win XP home Sony Vaio Laptop and was lucky that it worked fine also with Win 10 home since April 2017 at my newer Sony Vaio Laptop.
It happens, that MLDownloader worked not for some days and the reason seems maintanance the Website, because the Distributors Website was also unreachable that disconnected days. Not so bad...
But since 01 November 2017 NOTHING WORKS and I get the message 'Yahoo Proxy Server error, Please download later..." blah blah
Trying to use Google makes no difference at all, it is also NOT POSSIBLE to get any Quote.
Sending a email to the Support is like speaking to god - no answers. Hell damn http://www.trading-tools.com/

To clear the point, if this could be a to a single computer relating problem - I have MLDownloader installed at a second Windows 2003 Server PC, that i use not the same time I use the laptop. This MLDownloader at the other PC also shows no longer any download functionality having the same error message as the laptop.

So i don't write a email to the Support because it makes no sense and different.
I wait and think with good luck MLDownloader gets back to work, because the Software is distributed at their Website.
is their anyone knowing more? thx
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I use MLDownloader since 2006 and it was until 2017 a good source for EOD Quote data. I use it for German, European, US, Australian and Asian markets, Indices and stock quotes.
I used it until April 2017 at a 13y old Sony Vaio Win XP home laptop and since April 2017 at a newer Sony Vaio Win 10 home laptop - i was happy that it works fine with Win 10 at a very fast download speed.

It happens, that it didn't work for some days which seems maintanance reasons because the distributors Website was also down these days.

But since 01 November 2017 nothing works and the last quotes i get at 01 November 2017 have been for Australia, Japan and China.

The error message is 'Yahoo Proxy Server Problem. Please download the data again.

To clear the point, if this could be a to a single computer relating problem - I have MLDownloader installed at a second Windows 2003 Server PC, that i use not the same time I use the laptop. This MLDownloader at the other PC also shows no longer any download functionality having the same error message as the laptop.

Switching source to 'Google Finance' changes nothing and no quotes are downloaded in any way.

I hope that MLDownloader will work from one day to the other, because it is distributed at the Website www.trading-tools.com
and is not discontinued. It would be fine if someone know more about this, thx.
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I use MLDownloader since 2006 and it was until 2017 a good source for EOD Quote data. I use it for German, European, US, Australian and Asian markets, Indices and stock quotes.
I used it until April 2017 at a 13y old Sony Vaio Win XP home laptop and since April 2017 at a newer Sony Vaio Win 10 home laptop - i was happy that it works fine with Win 10 at a very fast download speed.

It happens, that it didn't work for some days which seems maintanance reasons because the distributors Website was also down these days.

But since 01 November 2017 nothing works and the last quotes i get at 01 November 2017 have been for Australia, Japan and China.

The error message is 'Yahoo Proxy Server Problem. Please download the data again.'

Switching source to 'Google Finance' changes nothing and no quotes are downloaded in any way.

I hope that MLDownloader will work from one day to the other, because it is distributed at the Website www.trading-tools.com
and is not discontinued. It would be fine if someone know more about this, thx.
ML downloader is now virtually useless. They haven't updated the software to cope with the API changes at Yahoo (Amibroker have done so but even they still have a few glitches to sort out as far as I know). Can only assume that Yahoo don't want lots of people downloading loads of data at once. It is still possible to download historic data for individual tickers at Yahoo – into CSV file which can easily be manipulated for upload. Yahoo data is still useful if you have unsophisticated needs and don't mind lots of balls-aching manipulation and cleaning up of data. You are probably best buying the data elsewhere and using time saved to more than earn back the cost.

It is extremely unsatisfactory that the publishers of ML downloader still continue to sell it.
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