Come on yahoo if you don't want people to use your website at least let us find an alternative.
Agree completely that this is extremely unethical to cancel the service with no warning. Going to be leaving yahoo for somewhere more professional.
If yahoo discontinued this service they will at least provide some PAID solution to download stock and currency rates
Well, after hours of searching, I finally found a viable alternative to Yahoo Finance API.
Here it is: *Link Removed - See the community guidelines for more information.*
I replaced: http://finance.yahoo.com/d/quotes.csv in my Excel Spreadsheet and it works fine.
I hope this helps someone, out there, who was lost, regarding this situation.
Here is the info they removed:
https : // www . vertex42 . com/ExcelTemplates/excel-stock-quotes.html
Remove the spaces in the link above and you've got it.
You might want to checkout EquityStat. Using this website you no longer have to maintain a spreadsheet and a quote lookup service to track your portfolio, you can do it online.