Data providers for hong kong stock and china stock

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Data providers for hong kong stock and china stock

Post by winner828 » Mon May 25, 2015 12:27 am

1.Are there anyone know which data providers can provide the hong kong and china stock market data for trading blox to do the stimulation?
2.how can i turn the metastock data for the trading blox to read, since the metastock data from datalink cannot download seperately?
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Re: Data providers for hong kong stock and china stock

Post by ptan54 » Thu May 28, 2015 4:01 am

Historical stock data (properly adjusted for dividends and splits etc) are hard to come by for non-US stocks.

For US stocks there are a few options like Norgate or Quantquote. The HKEX may have this data (a friend of mine wrote a PhD paper about HK stocks once) in the form of physical CDs, I suggest calling HKEX and finding out.

Note that the data provided will probably be un-adjusted - i.e. there will be huge gaps caused by dividends. You will need to adjust the prices yourself to come up with a proper total return series.

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Re: Data providers for hong kong stock and china stock

Post by AFJ Garner » Thu May 28, 2015 10:50 am

It boils down to how much you are willing to pay. I have just been quoted £10 per stock per annum for daily txt files with a minimum of 500 stocks. IE a minimum charge of £5,000. You can get whatever you want as long as you are willing to pay for it. There ARE ways to get world stocks on the cheap.....but not as a commercial entity.

Google gets its data from Six Financial. Take a look at Cheung Kong as below.
https://www.google.co.uk/finance?cid=67 ... W4U8bygvgE

Its free from Google and will cost a bomb direct from Six.
There are plenty of tools to download from both Google and Yahoo automatically on a daily EOD basis. See http://www.trading-tools.com/mld.htm
Or use Python pandas http://pandas.pydata.org/pandas-docs/st ... _data.html

You can access the unadjusted close and you can adjust the decimal points used in back adjusting. Or so I seem to recall. I'm not using either Google or Yahoo but its probably the quickest and easiest option.

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Re: Data providers for hong kong stock and china stock

Post by AFJ Garner » Thu May 28, 2015 10:58 am

If you are a retail trader you can get Reuters on the cheap. http://www.metastock.com/products/realt ... /?overview Metastock is a subsidiary of Reuters. You will need to code a VBA solution to download daily data into a spreadsheet and then export it into csv files for use with TB.

Do not touch Datalink - it is useless. No unadjusted prices, no split information, and a lot of info is missing which you can get from Xenith such as MSCI index data.

And you can send me a cheque for the money I have saved you.

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