Custom Dates not downloading all of the data

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Custom Dates not downloading all of the data

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  1. Skip Egley

    Skip Egley New Member

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    Hi,
    I want to download data starting at 4/11/2007 for HYG and IEF (I have been doing this successfully until recently) using "Custom Dates". For some reason it starts at 1/2/2008.
    I have to piece the data together in order to get all of it.

    Something changed?

    Thanks!
    Skip
     
  2. marketxls

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    Hi Skip,

    We put a limit to be able to go back only from 2008. How far you are looking to go back in history? I will see if this can be changed.

    Kind Regards
    Ankur for MarketXLS
     
  3. Skip Egley

    Skip Egley New Member

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    Hi Ankur,
    I can't say for sure. I work on market signals, and I have to back test them. For example, the signal involving HYG and IEF started in April of 2007 and I have been using marketxls to update my excel file where I attempt to optimize various parameters in the model which gives me the best CAGR. However, I anticipate other signals I will want to try out. I don't understand why you would want to limit how far back someone would go. The further back I can go to backtest them the more confidence one can have in the signal performing well in many market environments.
    Sincerely,
    Skip
     

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