I use Python 3.6 to develop quantitative FOREX trading strategies. I used to use Yahoo or Google in conjunction with
pandas.datareader in order to collect forex data for day to day strategy development. However, lately, these the
pandas API hasn't been working at all. I'm not sure if they changed the way FOREX data is accessed... Using something like
EURUSD=X' orEUR=X`usually works as an argument for the 'name' of the security.
I've also tried using
ffn for python. It is a package that makes downloading data/backtesting very simple. However, I've found that even this has stopped functioning.
Did yahoo and google change their data policies surrounding FOREX data? Or am I doing something completely wrong?
The datareader and ffn are both trying to access this URL to no avail: Yahoo: http://ichart.finance.yahoo.com/table.csv