The users of my FREE Stock Portfolio Tracker, which tracks stocks that you own by transactions are complaining that their prices were not updating.

Specifically, the Yahoo prices on Yahoo Data Ref are not updating.

And they were wondering if its my spreadsheet acting up again.

The answer is no.

If you view the Yahoo Data Refs, you will see something like this.

What happens is that Yahoo, which got bought over by Verizon, decided to shut down the Yahoo Finance API, which they deem we are using not legally.

It has come to our attention that this service is being used in violation of the Yahoo Terms of Service. As such, the service is being discontinued. For all future markets and equities data research, please refer to finance.yahoo.com

This affects not just my Stock Portfolio Tracker.

Many folks get their live prices and data through this …