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Re: FinancialData Function Not Working for Property "Members"

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  • Subject: [mg116623] Re: FinancialData Function Not Working for Property "Members"
  • From: James Stein <mathgroup at stein.org>
  • Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2011 04:41:48 -0500 (EST)

I assume that whatever FinancialData returns is provided by Yahoo!, and the
troubles or changing behavior may arise at their end.

On Mon, Feb 21, 2011 at 4:31 PM, Gregory Lypny
<gregory.lypny at videotron.ca>wrote:

> Thank you for responding, Minshuan.
>
> Sadly, I still have the problem this morning.  Both
>
>        FinancialData["SP500", "Members=94]
>
> and
>
>        FinancialData["SP100", "Members=94]
>
> return a long dash.
>
> Regards,
>
> Gregory
>
>
>
>
>
> On Mon, Feb 21, 2011, at 10:43 AM, MinHsuan Peng wrote:
>
> > Hi Gregory,
> >
> > I experienced the same thing with you but it works for me now.
> > Do you still see the problem?
> >
> > Minhsuan
> > On Feb 19, 2011, at 4:15 AM, Gregory Lypny wrote:
> >
> >> Hello anyone who uses the FinancialData function,
> >>
> >> I used to be able to get the members of the S&P500 and the S&P100 using
> >>
> >>      FinancialData["SP500", "Members"]
> >>
> >> and then the ticker symbols to do analyses.  But both yesterday and
> >> today, the function returns, what appears to be a dash or hyphen (-). =
>
> >> This also happens for industry members such as FinancialData["Books",
> >> "Members"] and FinancialData["Drugs", "Members"], where I used the
> >> examples in the built-in Help system, but foreign exchanges like
> >> Frankfurt work fine.
> >>
> >> Any thoughts on why this happens?  I'm concerned because I have
> >> notebooks that I share with students and colleagues, and the analyses
> in=
>
> >> them can't be done if the ticker symbols are not picked up!
> >>
> >> Regards,
> >>
> >> Gregory
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >
>
>


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