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OopsHi, I downloaded the trial of Portfolio Optimization, I work in the finance industry and find this tool great! I'm looking to buy the full version. But my Download Market Data file crashes, when I tries to download historical data after I downloaded Windows 10. I had Windows 7 with Excel 2007 and it worked fine for a couple of days. Now I have Windows 10 and Office 365. The "Preparing Data Sheet Dates" appears and freezes, the the VBA troubleshooting appears and highlights "ActiveCell.Offset(1, 0).Select". I have tried to clear cache and re installed the Download_Market_Data Excel-file. Hope you have a solution for me.
 Lars-Olof Moberg
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Thank you.  Using Yahoo eliminates the need to use SPY and also the limitation on the number of securities that can be downloaded at one time.
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We updated the solution again with the following changes:
  • Replaced Google Finance with IEX Global as Google Finance no longer allows data download.
  • Fixed the adjusted close issue with Yahoo Finance so that now it does get the correct adjusted close values.
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That worked.  Thanks!
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The download definitely has the new version.  You may need to clear your browser cache before downloading.
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The  Download_Market_Data.xls in the portopt.zip file appears to be identical to the one I downloaded on 10-24-2018 according to WinDiff.
Also, the spreadsheet in the portopt.zip file that I downloaded from the link still only loads the first 5 ticker symbols that it comes with:
SPY AAPL MSFT GOOGL FB
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The file is already updated in the download here.
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Thanks.
When will the portopt.zip download be updated on your website?
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We updated the download (in portfolio optimization download zip) to handle this bug.

Note, however that the reason for it is due to a new API limit for Alpha Vantage which states "The standard API call frequency is 5 calls per minute and 500 calls per day".

Therefore, you will only be able to get 5 symbols at a time per minute.

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The symbols are:
SPY ARCC GAIN MFA MO PPL PSEC XOM
The frequency is monthly, starting 1-Jan-13
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Thanks for the bug report here.

If you can provide the symbols and frequency you were using, that will help us replicate and fix the issue.
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