Yahoo Finance data from YQL is great. No, really.

Yahoo is where startups go to die, which is perhaps why I have an issue taking their offerings seriously. However, the Yahoo Query Language API is definitely something to look at. Publicly available API's, along with the ability to crowd-source (or just hooking in your own) API's is a potential power tool.

For a recent project, we took a look at what was available in YQL for financial data. It turns out Yahoo Finance data is available!

Here's a quick code snippet to get down and dirty with pulling currency conversions:

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