Is anyone having trouble downloading stock data from Yahoo? Yesterday during the US session I attempted to download stock data as I have always done using Amiquote v 4.10 and Yahoo Historical as the data source. Amiquote starts, pulls up the ticker list from the currently open Amibroker database, runs a few scripts that you can see at the bottom of the Amiquote window, then pauses and then comes up with this error message in the first ticker in the list - "Can't access Yahoo - giving up. Check your internet connection and/or firewall/antivirus and if you have Internet Explorer 10 or higher installed".
Obviously I have checked the firewall and internet connection by switching off the firewall and switching to a second functioning internet connection, but still get the same error. Can anyone point me in the right direction to solve this download issue please? It is the first time I have ever seen this and I have been using Amibroker/Amiquote/Yahoo for decades.
The message "Can't access Yahoo - giving up" means problem OUTSIDE of AmiQuote.
Sometimes YAHOO may experience local problem (remember that Yahoo web servers
use load balancing and depending on geographical region and/or IP you might
be connecting to different servers).
In both cases of YAHOO-created problems, the are only two possible solutions:
JUST WAIT - Yahoo will unblock you at some point (usually DAYS, not hours)
and once they unblock you - download SLOWER and LESS.
Consider using Fail-Safe defaults as explained here: Yahoo EOD error Download limit reached - #2
use different computer and different IP (internet connection)