You may remember me as the guy who tried to launch RSS feeds for Yahoo Finance a couple years too early. :-)

Well, good news. They're back and they're better.

You can get feeds for individual stock tickers as well as "portfolio" feeds, which are made up of multiple stocks. I'm not going to show you how to build the URLs, because there's a tool for that on the Yahoo! Finance RSS page.

Well, okay. Just one. Here's the feed for Yahoo and Google headlines.,goog

They haven't added auto-discovery support to the quote or portfolio pages yet. After enough of you bang on it and help find any lingering problems, you can expect to see this promoted a bit more.

Thanks to the Y! Finance team for making this happen.

Share and enjoy.

Posted by jzawodn at January 12, 2005 02:47 PM

Reader Comments
# Michael said:

Question - can something similar be done with Yahoo's news RSS feeds? i.e.

on January 12, 2005 03:08 PM
# Nathan Slaughter said:

I was actually remarking to a friend the other day that this was really important. I'll spend this evening building portfolios in my feedreader.

on January 12, 2005 03:28 PM
# Morgan Schweers said:

Any chance of getting options symbols to be tracked?

-- Morgan Schweers, CyberFOX!

on January 12, 2005 04:12 PM
# /pd said:

Whewwwwwwww... I can now build a folio by RSS
thanks Jermey !! Thanks Yahoo !! :)-

on January 12, 2005 04:26 PM
# /pd said: divestures and investments can now be obtain as a pulled whenever via RSS ..this is KEWL !!! mega KEWL !!!! :)-

on January 12, 2005 04:33 PM
# j said:

My question is why can't I generate a URL[s] from the portfolios I have built in the My Yahoo! Stock Portfolios module? Now that would be useful since I have already taken the time to enter the numerous symbols and group them in meaningful portfolios.

on January 12, 2005 07:00 PM
# Matt Croydon said:

Rock on! My stock RSS crack is back. I missed it so...

on January 12, 2005 11:27 PM
# walter said:

I've been running a similar service (using yahoo's csv and converting to rss).
To monitor a 'folio of 20 msft and 35 aapl use the following URL
I'm hoping now that I can simply mod_rewrite /ticker requests to yahoo's rss service.

on January 13, 2005 01:53 AM
# walter said:

scratch that last comment. The yahoo feed appears to be company headlines only, no stock data.
Jeremy, why can't stock data (price etc - all the stuff that appears in the following url
be supplied by yahoo via RSS ?

on January 13, 2005 02:05 AM
# Scott G said:

Michael, you can get RSS feeds for Yahoo news search. just go to and do a search, the RSS button is in the bottom right.

on January 13, 2005 10:30 AM
# Michael said:


Thanks for the heads up on this. I tried pinging this entry from my (Movable Type) blog but I got the following error message:

Ping '' failed: Need a TrackBack ID (tb_id).

Any ideas what's up with that?

on January 14, 2005 06:10 AM
# Justin said:

this is superb news Jeremy!
is there someone i could contact about using these feeds on a commericial, profit-making site?

The site i run is aimed at financial traders and investors, so these feeds would be an excellent context-sensitive feature.

i.e if the product being sold is about derivatives, then show some news by investment houses that deal in derivatives,
if the product is insurance, show some insurance company news.. etc etc etc..

on January 14, 2005 06:53 AM
# Brian said:

Just to add - Yahoo! appear to have added a feature for creating your own keyword determined RSS feeds:

I just had a play with trying to publish some on on of my sites (it's a very niche Forex site) but I couldn't get it to publish - not yet, anyway.

Still, a darn interesting feature - could be a superb new publishing feature.

on January 23, 2005 04:53 AM
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