AAII offers weekly and month-end data updates to Stock Investor Pro subscribers. These files are typically available for automatically through the Stock Investor Pro and for download from the Weekly Data Updates section of the Stock Investor area of the AAII Web site by Sunday morning (Central time). You can subscribe to the AAII Stock Investor RSS feed to receive notices when the new weekly update files are available.
Each time Stock Investor Pro is opened, the program will connect to our server to check whether there is a data update available. If there is, the program will ask whether you would like to update the data via the following window prompt.
There are three weekly update files available: a program/data update, that includes the program installation and the latest data; a partial update that updates price-sensitive data, growth rates, ratios, and earnings estimates; and a full update that will update the entire Stock Investor Pro database.
The program/data update is intended only for those who do not have the program already installed on their system. If you need to install Stock Investor on your computer and have a high-speed Internet connection, visit the Installing Stock Investor area of this wiki.
For a more detailed description of the weekly data updates, click here.
Here are the steps to access, download, and install the weekly data-only updates:
If so, we recommend that you first save the file to your computer, preferably your desktop, so you can easily locate the file when the download is complete.
If so, click Run to continue.
If you are satisfied with the settings, click Next to start the installation process.
Click Finish to launch Stock Investor Utilities, which will perform a series of database management operations.
We strongly recommend you always click Yes to this when installing the program or a data update. Otherwise, the Custom Fields in the program will not reflect the new data you just installed.
To verify the data as of date in Stock Investor, you can click on the Help menu and select About (Help--About). At the bottom of the The About Stock Investor window you will find the monthly and weekly data as of dates: