One Step Update for non-US and non-Canadian securities

sslucas88
sslucas88 Member ✭✭
edited December 2020 in Investments (Windows)
I have seen that many users operate on non-American stock exchanges and I am one of them, so I would like to suggest the improvement in one step update to allow automatic updating of non-American and non-Canadian securities.

As it is already necessary to create the index or securities code, it would be enough to connect with a database like Yahoo Finance for example to download any stock exchange.
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  • Chris_QPW
    Chris_QPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    "As it is already necessary to create the index or securities code, it would be enough to connect with a database like Yahoo Finance for example to download any stock exchange"

    Where you can use Yahoo Finance databases for free (with advertising) a business can't.  Any data Quicken Inc would get would have to be paid for (eventually by the users).  What's more even Yahoo Finance doesn't have all the foreign exchanges, and no doubt there is always going to be requests like "why can't you add XXX exchange/securities".
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  • Boatnmaniac
    Boatnmaniac SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
    I am almost always game for expanding upon Quicken features and capabilities...provided that it does not increase Quicken pricing or degrade Quicken performance.  And I know there other Quicken users who would love to see the ability to add and use OSU to download foreign securities and price updates to the program.
    However, Quicken is developed and marketed for the US and Canadian markets.  I'm pretty sure that's why they have limited direct importation of data to come from US and Canadian FIs and exchanges only.  I'm thinking that your request has a much better likelihood of getting implemented if and when Quicken begins to expand to other international markets.
    Still, it's good to get this request before them since if you don't ask you won't get what you want.  And, who knows, but perhaps Quicken might surprise all of us....which I know would make a lot of users happy.  So, I'm casting my vote for it.  Let's see how much other interest this gets and then see what Quicken decides to do about it.
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  • Chris_QPW
    Chris_QPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    "provided that it does not increase Quicken pricing"

    I would content that almost everything people request has the potential of changing Quicken's price, especially if it encompasses a third party service.

    There are very few third party businesses that are willing to give away their products for "free", and when they do it is usually because they want advertising, something that most Quicken users really object to.

    One of the thing the Quicken user will never see is the price sheet for each feature provided, but for sure they are included in the overall cost of Quicken.
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  • Boatnmaniac
    Boatnmaniac SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 2020
    @Chris_QPW - I wholeheartedly agree.  Quicken's price to us is all-inclusive of their costs and margins.  We'll never see the breakdown of those costs or the margin.  The only thing that matters to me is that changes/improvements that would increase the Quicken subscription price that we pay are changes/improvements that I will generally not support.
    That all being said, in the world of business most costs are not fixed over the long-term.  Some will go up and some will go down, including costs incurred from 3rd party sources.  If at some point some costs go down enough that would allow Quicken to add a feature or capability without increasing the subscription price, then that's something I can usually support.
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  • YingDave
    YingDave Member ✭✭✭✭
    Me too!
  • twoaussie
    twoaussie Member ✭✭
    I would add that I have a user of Quicken for 20 + years and live in Australia. The product was sold here, with some localization for many years and one of them was global share prices. When Quicken withdrew the licence to the local market distributor (Reckon) and entered the market directly this feature disappeared. I have US stocks, Australian Stocks, British Stocks, HK stocks, and stocks in Amsterdam, and along with true multi-currency, would love Quicken to reintroduce the feature.
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