Stock quote and chart from Yahoo in Java

Posted on Sun 17 August 2008 in Java

I was recently in need of a stock quote web service in order to display quote information and charts for a corporate website I was working on, so I started looking around for something, free of course. I kept reading that the most common example of web as a service is the stock quote example, but I didn't really find any examples that gave me a warm and fuzzy, everyone seemed to be scraping the html from a page. Doesn't seem to be much out there, in the way of quote services for free, but I did come across a yahoo download service and a few half written examples, where you can fetch quote information from Yahoo in .csv format, with a 20 minute delay of course. I've also added a 1-day small chart and a 5-day large chart image by passing the symbol into Yahoo's basic chart image url.