quantmod 0.4-8 on CRAN

I pushed a bug-fix release of quantmod to CRAN last night. The major changes were to

  • getSymbols.FRED() (#141)
  • getSymbols.oanda() (#144)
  • getSymbols.yahoo() (#149)

All three providers made breaking changes to their URLs/interfaces.

getSymbols.google() also got some love. It now honors all arguments set via setSymbolLookup() (#138), and it correctly parses the date column in non-English locales (#140).

There’s a handy new argument to getDividends(): split.adjust. It allows you to request dividends unadjusted for splits (#128). Yahoo provides split-adjusted dividends, so you previously had to manually unadjust them for splits if you wanted the original raw values. To import the raw unadjusted dividends, just call:

rawDiv <- getDividends("IBM", split.adjust = FALSE)  

Note that the default is split.adjust = TRUE to maintain backward-compatibility.