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Metastock 8 column Data Format

Metastock 8 column format is a data format for historical stock data. It is also known as MetaStock ASCII (8 column). Its layout is as follows:

Ticker, Interval, Date (yyyymmdd), Open, High, Low, Close, Volume

yyyy = year
mm = month
dd = day

Here is a sample of some historical stock data in metastock data format:


An Interval of d represents daily prices.

The daily download page allows historical stock data download in Metastock 8 column data format.