I just wanted to test Amiquote EOD data download speed, because, on my 64-bit machine, I was surprised it takes so much time to operate. It took several hours to download all historical data from Google (6685 tickers), but I was surprised, the day after, that for just downloading the last bar, 1 quote for each ticker, it still took for ever (more than an hour and 15 minutes actually).
So I decided to check if another quotes downloader, namely YLoder, a free software, was as long to operate. For that purpose I created exactly the same text file as the amiquote tls file contianing the 6685 US market symbols of Google Finance, a simple .txt file.
Here is the test:
Update the last bar of daily quotes for 6685 symbols from Google Finance respectively on Amiquote 3.30, then on YLoader.
Time to complete the update on Amiquote: 1 hour 25 minutes
Time to complete the update on YLoader: 4 minutes + another 22 seconds to import them into Amibroker (Amiquote does that automatically).
That is a very very huge difference; from now on, I will continue to use the yLoader app, and I would kindly suggest that Amibroker developers modify the Amiquote routine to accelerate the process.