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Frequently Asked Questions

I have got my API key. What's next?

Welcome to Alpha Vantage! Getting started is easy:

❚ Our official API documentation includes detailed information and examples of our full API offerings. The open-source community has also developed over 600 libraries and wrappers for Alpha Vantage - you may want to give them a try.

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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.

🎓 Academic access: if you are from a college or university and would like to use our data for academic purposes (e.g., research, teaching, hackathon / campus events, etc), please reach out to [email protected] for academic data access.

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 share your feature requests with us at [email protected].

Got more questions, thoughts, or comments?

Please reach out to [email protected] anytime and we will go from there!