How to Download Historical Stock Data from Yahoo Finance

The instructions below will show you how to get historical stock data from the yahoo finance website.

step 1: Go to the yahoo finance website:

yahoo finance

Step 2: Enter your stock symbol into the 'Get Quotes' text box. In the example below, we have entered 'IBM'.

yahoo finance get quotes

Step 3: On the left hand side, select 'Historical Prices' link.

get historical prices

Step 4: Scroll down to the bottom of the page. Select the 'Download to Spreadsheet' link. The actual URL is shown when you hover your mouse over the link.

download to spreadsheet

Step 5: Done. Open the spreadsheet to view the historical prices you have just downloaded.

historical stock data
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