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Note: This excel utility has stopped working as Yahoo finance has changed considerably over time. Please see another similar utility based on AlphaVantage API here.

It’s been a real difficult task to get free and reliable stock data for your backtesting. There are plethora of utilities available over internet to download free stock data, but most of them are outdated or demo versions. In this post, we would explore a ready made utility to download multiple stock quotes into excel for free. This utility downloads stock quotes into Excel through a VBA macro. The source for this data is Yahoo Finance. See another similar utility to download data from Google Finance here.

PS: This Excel has been originally published at Full credit goes to the original creator.

Download 1 minute Intraday data from this link.

Parameter Description
Worksheet Name Parameters
Inputs Start Date and End Date (Cell B5,B6) The start and end date for which you want to download the stock quotes
Frequency (Cell B7) Timeframe of data download (d stands for Daily, m stands for Monthly, w stands for Weekly)
Write to CSV (Cell B8) Check this if you want to output the results in a separate CSV file. Also mention the path of file.
Collate Data (Cell A9) Indicates whether you want to collate the data for all stocks into one sheet. Collate Data stacks Close, Open, High, Low, Adjusted Close and Volume into the same sheets (with the date) for all tickers.
Stock Symbols (from Cell A12) Standard Yahoo stock symbols for which you want to download data. List of all Yahoo stock symbols can be found at this link.
Outputs Individual Sheets Downloaded data for each scrip would be stored in individual worksheets named after the stock symbol.


Step 5: Click on ‘Get Bulk Quotes‘ button. Downloaded data for each scrip would be stored in individual worksheets named after the stock symbol. The main sheet also shows the success and failure of data download symbol wise.

Please download the Excel sheet from the below link. Let us know in the comments section if you have any queries.

Multiple Stock Quotes Downloader

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