Demo to stream Excel XLQ forex data into Matlab via FREE Yahoo Finance

(Last Updated On: April 7, 2015)

Demo to stream Excel XLQ forex data into Matlab via FREE Yahoo Finance

This is pretty awesome and very very flexible but powerful for lazy people like me

Instructions :
Record your Excel macro

Start MATLAB from within the Excel Add in (see next link but can be automated)

Work with the Microsoft Visual Basic Editor
To enable Spreadsheet Link EX as a Reference in the Microsoft Visual Basic® Editor:
1. Open a Visual Basic session.
• If you are running Excel 2003, select Tools > Macro > Visual Basic Editor.
• If you are running Excel 2007 and later, click the Visual Basic button on the Developer tab, or press Alt+F11.
Note: For instructions about displaying the Developer tab, see Excel Help.
2. In the Visual Basic toolbar, select Tools > References.
3. In the References — VBA Project dialog box, select the SpreadsheetLinkEX or SpreadsheetLink2007_2010 check box.
4. Click OK.

VBA Code under Developer-Edit macro with automated scheduling every x seconds with refresh!:

Sub FXUpdateMatlab()
' FXUpdateMatlab Macro
' This runs FX check on list to populate into MATLAB

‘run every x seconds with refresh
Application.OnTime Now + TimeValue(“00:00:10”), “FXUpdateMatlab”

ActiveWindow.ScrollWorkbookTabs Sheets:=1
ActiveWindow.ScrollWorkbookTabs Sheets:=1
MLPutMatrix “a”, Range(“A6:C13”) ‘


End Sub

Schedule the Macro to automatically run every x seconds or minutes via

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