How to Scrape Data from Yahoo Finance?

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Just to add to what's been written here previously (as there is nothing wrong with it) but if python is your choice, you can do some nifty tricks with the yfinance package and pandas:

Python:
import yfinance as yf
import pandas as pd

data = yf.Ticker('YM=F')
df = data.history(interval='5m', period='60d', prepost=True)

data.history returns a pandas dataframe. :)

YFinance doesn't always work, sometimes updating it will cause it to work again. Don't build systems that are auto trading based on their data, as it is good data but unreliable in delivery. The documentation for yfinance is good:
https://pypi.org/project/yfinance/

Happy Trading,
-mashume

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Just to add to what's been written here previously (as there is nothing wrong with it) but if python is your choice, you can do some nifty tricks with the yfinance package and pandas:

Python:
import yfinance as yf
import pandas as pd

data = yf.Ticker('YM=F')
df = data.history(interval='5m', period='60d', prepost=True)

data.history returns a pandas dataframe. :)

YFinance doesn't always work, sometimes updating it will cause it to work again. Don't build systems that are auto trading based on their data, as it is good data but unreliable in delivery. The documentation for yfinance is good:
https://pypi.org/project/yfinance/

Happy Trading,
-mashume
 
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