1.Can anyone tell me if the EOD data from above includes data for the US dollar index. I think not, as I looked high and low, phoned them as well and they(or the person I spoke to) does not know what I am talking about. 2. If not, how and where can I get this data and history, and how do I get it into Metastock every day, as the updater will prop not do it? 3. The same goes for other indices like $USERX etc. that is not in the normal daily download.
Ux, I get EOD data from PDSnet and I've just checked to see if there's a USD index. There ain't. But what I do have is a kindofa thumbsuck DIY index which I use just to get some idea of how the 8 major currencies perform against eachother. I get my basic data from here: http://www.bloomberg.com/markets/currencies/fxc.html I put all the data into a spreadsheet and then average out the exch rate per currency vs every other currency. Update a few times per day. Nice thing about this is that it gives you a strength/weakness indication that tells you how strong a specific currency is across the board without having to compare it to the yen or gold or whatever.
Thanks AvS. I was about to call you by name on this. Looks like I will have to do the same. Will consult you again if I battle, but sounds simple enough. So is there no-one in SA (Data Provider) that can supply $USD and other popular indices? Huaron, what are you doing?
ja that's right. If you want to do any serious TA on these numbers you'll have to run an auto-update macro and ensure that your modem auto-conects when necessary. Too much schlep . . . The gaps don't really matter since this system is for doing index comparisons only. eg. If USDgold suddenly rockets when the USD weakens against the yen then I cn fire up this SS, do a quick update and see that the USD is actually sideways (compared to 7 other currencies), the yen has strengthened and therefore gold strength, in this example, is not really related to the USD. I haven't found the gaps too much of a problem. Yet.