Historical Quotes Downloader

Historical Quotes Downloader

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  • Date Added:
    January 17, 2013
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  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7

Editors' Review


Ashkon Technology's Historical Quotes Downloader is a free download that costs just shy of $50. Before you look up who said "A fool and his money are soon parted," be advised it's not that kind of historical quote. This software instantly downloads intraday and daily historical quotes for stocks, mutual funds, and indices traded in the United States or Canada, including NYSE, NASDAQ, and AMEX. With a customizable ASCII output, it's compatible with leading financial tools like MetaStock and Omega TradeStation. The program downloads quotes from free Internet sources, so there are no subscription fees or hidden costs, just a one-time registration fee.

The program offers a lot of settings and options that require some knowledge of investing and how the markets work, but there's a Help file with good explanations and background information. The one-time registration cuts down the hassle involved in synchronizing the software with a subscription service, which most investment-related software requires. It will return minute-by-minute or hour-by-hour quotes, adjust for splits and dividends, and export the data for analysis in popular applications. It quickly returns accurate quotes, thanks to multiple server support. Its only real fault is its limitation to Windows XP and below, which may be an issue for investors, who tend to be cutting-edge types. Thought Windows 7's XP mode runs programs that Vista doesn't, a proper update is needed.

Historical Quotes Downloader installs desktop icons without asking; it's free to try for 10 days. However, being limited to XP somewhat limits its appeal.

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  • 1 stars

    "Publisher changed product after I purchased it"

    June 18, 2010   |   By sloane999

    Version: Historical Quotes Downloader 1.72


    Given my experience, none that I can think of.


    Company changed product after I purchased it and in the process eliminated much of the functionality.


    As it originally was designed, it did what it was advertised to do. It was clunky; the ability to download for periods of time different from a few menus choices didn?t exist, but it did download intraday quotes
    Six months after I bought it, and without warning, it suddenly stopped working. After a short while I went to the publisher's website and found a notice that users of the program needed to download a new version. I did that and discovered that much of the functionality had been removed. Gone was the ability to hook up to the ?proprietary servers? that the company had previously advertised. Instead I had the option of either downloading from Google or Yahoo. I also lost the ability to download data for periods less than one month. The date / time fields which had been two separate fields before were merged into one field; this made the new downloads incompatible with my old database without some extra work. Worse of all, the ability to get intraday data had been totally removed. There are free alternatives to this program that I paid $49 for. Puzzled by all of this, I returned to the publisher?s website and found an obscure messaged that said that they no longer supported intra quotes. Obviously they need update their description here. These guys should be prosecuted.

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  • 4 stars

    "it's very very good"

    April 08, 2009   |   By xiongyitao

    Version: Historical Quotes Downloader 1.3


    I need it to get money


    I need it to get money

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    Full Specifications

    Publisher Ashkon Technology
    Publisher web site http://www.ashkon.com/
    Release Date January 11, 2013
    Date Added January 17, 2013
    Version 2.188
    Category Business Software
    Subcategory Accounting & Billing Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows, Windows 2003, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 2000
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 580.54KB
    File Name hqdsetup.exe
    Total Downloads 2,434
    Downloads Last Week 1
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations 10-day trial
    Price $49.95

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