AmiQuote and AmiBroker are popular backtesting and downloading tools of stock market data. They provide a GUI (Graphical User Interface) to several data providers, including Tiingo. This article will guide you through an optimal setup to integrate Tiingo’s data with AmiQuote using the Tiingo API.
How to Integrate Tiingo Data with AmiQuote
To set up AmiQuote/AmiBroker with Tiingo you must take the following steps.
Step 1. You will need your API token.
If you haven’t made an account with Tiingo.com yet, please do. It’s free to make an account. Once you make your Tiingo Account, you can get your API token here:
Your token is the long string of random numbers and letters:
Copy and paste that token for step 3.
Step 2. Open AmiQuote and go to Tools -> Settings
Step 3. Paste your Tiingo API token from Step 1 into the box labeled “Tiingo API Auth Token” in the bottom right corner
We recommend checking “Use CSV format”
Step 4. Optimize the configuration.
We also recommend changing the number of simultaneous downloads to 5 if you have a fast internet connection and modern computer. This will result in faster downloads
Step 5. Save the configuration and Download Data
Press “OK” in the top right corner to save your settings then choose “Tiingo Historical” from the dropdown of data sources in AmiQuote:
You’re all set!