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Frequently Asked Questions

I have got my API key, now what?

Welcome to Alpha Vantage! Getting started is easy:

❚ If you would like to start building right away, the open-source community has developed over 600 libraries and wrappers for Alpha Vantage - you may want to give them a try.

❚ If you are a spreadsheet user (e.g., Excel or Google Sheets), please check out our dedicated spreadsheet add-ons.

Are there usage/frequency limits for the API service?

We are pleased to provide free stock API service for our global community of users for up to 5 API requests per minute and 500 requests per day. If you would like to target a larger API call volume, please visit premium membership.

Note: If you are from a college or university and would like to use our data for academic purposes (e.g., research, teaching, etc), please reach out to [email protected] for academic data inquiries.

You support both raw and adjusted intraday/daily/weekly/monthly time series. What adjustment method are you using?

We use the adjustment methodology from the Center for Research in Security Prices (CRSP), an industry standard.

I have built a library/wrapper for Alpha Vantage with a specific programming language. May I open-source it on GitHub?

Certainly - we truly appreciate the help and support from the community to make Alpha Vantage even more accessible and developer-friendly. However, we ask that your language-specific library/wrapper preserves the content of our JSON/CSV responses in both success and error cases. We consider it a top priority that our users get the original debugging and troubleshooting information from Alpha Vantage.

I would like to improve an existing API or propose a new technical indicator / feature to Alpha Vantage. What should I do?

We are obsessed with delivering the best user experience with the highest technical expertise. Please contact us anytime and we can go from there!

Additional Resources for Quantitative Investing

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Stock Market Investing

Stock Trading: The Complete Foundation

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In-depth coverage of advanced financial market concepts including microstructure, ECNs, dark pools, fundamental data analysis, valuation methods, and trading strategy formulation and evaluation.

Financial Analyst: The Complete Training Course

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Taught by an award-winning business professor and investment banking / hedge funds veteran, this course aims to equip you with the essential skills to succeed as a financial analyst in investment banking, venture capital, private equity, private wealth management, and other professional settings.

Forex and Cryptocurrencies

Forex Trading for Beginners and Experienced Professionals

⏳5.5+ hours of on-demand video | 🏅certificate of completion included

An insider view of the Forex Market, covering topics such as Base vs. Quoted currencies, Pip vs. Point, bid/ask/spread, fundamental and technical analysis of the global currency market, and live forex trading using MetaTrader.

Bitcoin and Blockchain Fundamentals

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This course will equip you with a strong understanding of the blockchain technology, Bitcoin as a medium of exchange (MoE) and a store of value (SoV), and the key concepts/vocabulary commonly used in blockchain-related business scenarios.

Investing in Cryptocurrencies - 2021 Edition

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This bestselling guide to cryptocurrency investing covers essential topics such as SHA256 hashing and mining, Bitcoin vs. altcoins, DeFi, yield farming, and managing a portfolio of cryptocurrencies.

Technical Analysis

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Industry insights into technical analysis methodologies for stock, ETF, mutual fund, forex, cryptocurrency trading and investing, with a 360-degree view of the most practical technical indicators and stochastic oscillators.

Web Applications and APIs

Building a REST API with Flask and Python

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We are in "the decade of APIs." Equip yourself with hands-on experiences in building an enterprise-grade REST API with Flask and Python with a scalable SQL database backend.

NodeJS - The Complete Guide

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