There are 3 methods for
downloading and importing stock prices / stock quotes /
share prices into Amateur Invest. In all cases you use
the "Import/Export" window. - Only a few clicks
away, and everything is updated automatically.
Since there could be changes to
definitions and improvements made to the download and
import facilities in the program, it is always a good
idea, to download the
latest version. Download and try it for free by pushing
the link to the left.
Method 1: Automatic import from
This is the most flexible, since you can define your own
companies, and have almost realtime updates of the stock
prices / stock quotes / share prices - for free.
More information about
the definitions for Yahoo, and the import/export
facility, can be found on this Amateur Invest FAQ internet page, and in the
programs help pages.
Please note, that problems with the
automatic free download of stock prices, use a service
provided by Yahoo. - Problems with the download are
usually related to problems or changes at the Yahoo site.
Please report them.
Method 2: Automatic import from
the Amateur Invest site.
This updates the stock prices / stock quotes /share
prices for the companies that originally comes with
Amateur Invest. Usually the stock prices / stock quotes /
share prices are updated every 2 weeks.
Method 3: Automatic full reload
of all data.
Here the stock prices / stock quotes / share prices, and
the company data in the databases are completely replaced
by the latest data from the Amateur Invest site. This is
usually only necessary, when you run Amateur Invest for
the first time.
Finally you can also enter stock prices into the program
yourself. This is done in the prices & info window,
where prices / quotes can be entered one at a time or in
Since you can use the import via internet feature in
Amateur Invest, the updating via separate files from this
page has been stopped.
Interested in supplying stock
If you have some companies that you
update on your own, and would like to see included in the
general distribution, please send an email to Simply Data.
Stock splits, name changes, mergers, etc.:
Many things happens all the time, that influence stock
prices. Once in a while, companies split their stock,
merge, or change their name. It is therefore necessary
once in a while to update the stock prices in Amateur
Invest. News about such splits,
etc. can be seen by clicking on the link. If you have
knowledge of stock splits, you can add that information
to the bulletin news board or
send an email to Simply Data.
Euro currency for some countries:
Please note that many european countries from the 1st.
of January 1999 began to use the Euro currency in all
This influences Amateur Invest, so that stock prices
for Germany and France are quoted in EUR instead of the
prior Deutche Mark (DM) and French Francs (FFR).