API Recommendations Google Finance


#1

Looking for some alternative APIs to Google Finance…

Does anyone have any recommendations?


#2

Sure, there’s a post about it already but I can go through it fairly fast…

https://basic-capital.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=1500&action=edit

The two main APIs are IEX and Alpha Vantage

IEX is a stock exchange which offers free data to different developers and users.

The company was started in 2012 and since has grown to become a major player in finance.

The company’s primary aim is to provide free stock data to users and developers in order to democratize the internet…

It has a number of key advantages:

Reliable - The company’s data is very reliable and is completely safe to build a business on.

Free - The data is completely free and our use of the data is unlimited. You can use it as much as you want…

There aren’t a huge number of disadvantages to using the technology…

Alpha Vantage has much better features for users, but it also has huge disadvantages:

https://www.alphavantage.co/

Unreliable - The company has been accepted into Ycombinator, however, there is no guarantee it will secure funding. This means it could start charging users for data at any moment…

Restricted API - The Alpha Vantage API is only usable for some users.

So, it is restricted to developers. It is only possible to use the API for in-built Excel project…

Here’s a few links that might be helpful…

Here’s a few more links:

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=14546565

https://www.quora.com/Is-there-a-free-to-use-API-I-can-use-to-get-stock-quotes-and-financial-info

https://www.quora.com/Which-are-the-free-APIs-for-real-time-stock-data-other-than-the-Google-Finance-API


#3

I would also add Quandl to the list:

They offer:

• A mix of data and APIs for start-ups

• Great deals for start-ups (< $1,000)


#4

Just something to add on Quandl:

You have to pay for a lot of their data, but some of the more obscure data-sets are free.

e.g. I was looking for fundamentals for the Bombay stock exchange and I found them on Quandl for free!

So, it’s definitely worth routing around on the site for whatever you are looking for!