If you work with economic data you probably know FRED (opens in a new tab), the massive database created by the US Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis, that claims to have 816,000 US and international time series from 108 sources.
Creating a dataset or pipeline by importing from Yahoo finance is as simple as
- Click on Create new pipeline in the top right corner of the screen. Then choose the repository and the desired pipeline name, finally click on the Create button.
- Select Fetch Fred Data step
- To load data into Alphacast you need to know the series Code. Each series has a unique code that can be found in two places on FRED site. On the URL and next to its name.
In the following example the series code is T10Y2Y and MORTGAGE30US
Include as many series as you like, separating them by a comma. See a working example here (opens in a new tab)
Ready! You can now publish the dataset, chart the data, process it or any other cool option available in pipelines.