Is there a more cost-effective alternative to Bloomberg Excel Add-In? 90% of the time I only use Bloomberg to download security (hundreds of U.S. and international stocks) historical price data. The formula I use is
=BDH(security, field,start date [mm/dd/yyyy], end date [mm/dd/yyyy], optional arguments).
I did some research online and found a few platforms like Factset. They provide analytical solutions which are more than what I needed. I am simply looking for alternative Excel Add-Ins to Bloomberg's or R packages that can download historical price data. Thanks a lot!