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I use Yahoo Finance for Historical Backfill. On the web page it shows shares outstanding, however it does not populate that column in the watchlist. I have also tried Google finance, TDA and IB with no luck. Is there anyway to get this info to fill because I do not trade low float stocks and shares outstanding is good enough unless you can make a float column and have it update which is on Yahoo FInance webpage

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That data is never retrieved as part of backfill. It would be retrieved if you get the quotes from Yahoo. It is also available from IQFeed, STockwatch, AllyInvest, and RBC

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Since I only need the info every once in a while I did a back fill using Yahoo Finance for intraday backfill and it populated.

 

Is there any chance you can add the Float Column?

 

Thanks you, sir

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Jerry, just noticed that problem myself, on a watchlist only a fraction of the symbols had shrs out listed - swapped to using Yahoo as data source, then Ally, and they all filled in except a few - one ETN, one ETF, one CEF, and one stock - I can understand possible issues with ETNs/ETFs as shrs out fluctuate, but I went to the Ally website, looked up quotes for the CEF and it shows shrs out, but MT can't see it for some reason. Not a huge issue, just weird that Yahoo and Ally show shrs out for all four if you go to their webpages but MT can't download the data.

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A bit of confusion - I didn't mean the symbol CEF, I meant a Closed End Fund, actual symbol that won't load shrs out is PCI. Don't know what you mean by " are you using regular Ally Invest or MBT" - if you're asking how I'm fetching quotes in MT, it's Ally Invest at the moment (sometimes use TDA so I can trade from within MT).

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Ally Invest has two different systems. Regular "Ally Invest" and "Ally Invest for MBT". Which one do you have selected in MT. I checked and you are using regular Ally Invest. It should get the shared outstanding. If it does not, please indicate exactly which symbols it is not working for.

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The four symbols that won't load shrs out are AMZA, GLOP, PCI, and SMHB - in order, those are an ETF, a stock, a CEF, and an ETN. I know why mutual funds won't show shrs out, but those other four types of investments should report it.

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