Auto updating stock quotes
Excel functions makes our job easy in minimizing the task we do.There are many built-in formulas and you can even create your own custom functions to extend the functionality. Most stock indices use a “^" prefix prior to the index code along with a country identifier. To find the correct suffix for a company or prefix for an index, visit https://finance.and start typing the name of the company into the “Look Up” box. For the less tech-savvy, here's a spreadsheet that will do the hard work for you. Only advanced users can create a spreadsheet as Macros are required to download the data.The CSV can then be opened in Excel and manipulated as required. The workbook requires a data connection (to download data from the internet - duh!
Instead of using those as hard-coded input data, you can create an Excel formula that will retrieve stock prices for a given date.This tutorial uses the concept of user-defined functions (UDF) - for an introduction, read this article.Long story short, you can develop a VBA function that is usable as an Excel spreadsheet formula. Print str CSV ' The most recent information is in row 2, just below the table headings.Here is an alternative to pulling in stock quotes from MSN Money - use Google Sheets.2) Select 'MSN Money Central Investor Stock Quotes' and double-click or select open 3) Click on the newly added 'MSN Money Central Investor Stock Quotes' connection and hit 'Properties' 4) Make sure the 'Enable background refresh' is checked and any other setting you'd like have working for you 5) Go back to the 'Data' tab -- click open 6) A 'Import Data' box will appear and this is where you want to select where you want the data to appear. You will then be prompted with a 'Enter Parameter Value'. (GOOG, AXP, KO, COP, DTV) Note: Make sure you check 'Use this value/reference for future refreshes'.