[R-SIG-Finance] [R-sig-finance] help: yahoo special tags

gug guygreen at netvigator.com
Fri Apr 3 16:25:41 CEST 2009

How many stocks/sectors/industries are you looking for data on?

I don't believe that the Yahoo tags include sector or industry information,
but there are other pages within Yahoo which have that data, including the
ability to download lists of stocks for a specific industry into Excel.

If you're trying to do it for the entire market, this is probably not
workable, but if it is for specific sectors or stocks, have a look at these
sector & industry pages:


Andy Zhu wrote:
> Hi,
> http://www.gummy-stuff.org/Yahoo-data.htm shows special tags for items
> regarding stock data in R download. Question is: are the tags complete? I
> am looking for tags on sector and industry information of a company.
> Thanks.

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