I've seen a document for YQL to download all stock symbols for the Indian markets and I'm looking to do this for US stocks. It appears that the code gets data from specific stock exchanges. Does anyone know how to do this or have some code samples? This code is not to download stock quotes, but rather entire lists of stock symbols. The document is located at "Stock Symbol List from yahoo Downloaded Via QTP" I'm using visual basic to code it.
I haven't played around with YQL yet but I normally use http://www.eoddata.com/symbols.aspx as they provide a downloadable txt file for all stock symbols listed at an exchange. You do have to register but it's free and painless.