README.md

smarketcrawlR – The R package for crawling data of the stock market -

Goal

This R package provides functions to crawl the stock market from the platform http://www.ariva.de. Although Yahoo has (and maybe several other providers) an API to request financial (stock) data, those platforms lack some information, especially in conjunction with german stock market data. After some reasearch I found that ariva provides the most information for all international stocks and its website structure allows easy crawling. This package will grow iteratively with additonal functionalities. Nevertheless, the methods are strictly depending on the website structure of ariva and the GET request structure of the csv file!

TO COME

Here is a list of features which will be added over time: - Get price information: - Allow to choose stock market e.g. Xetra, Frankfurt etc.

Get Started

Installing

When installing this package you should at least use the R version 3.3.0 (2016-05-03). For the library dependecies see the section below. You can easily install this R package by using the install_github() function from the devtools package:

library(devtools)
install_github("wagnertimo/smarketcrawlR")

Library dependencies

Before using this R package, please check that you have installed the following R packages. Normally during the installation of the package those dependencies will also be installed. If not you have to do it manually.

Usage

Get the stock index

To start with this R package it is convenient to first use the getStockMarketIndexList() function. This returns a data.frame with all the stock indexes (or indices) from http://www.ariva.de/aktien/indizes.

Status Quo the function only returns the name of the stock index a link to its main page at ariva.de and its ISIN. Later on the goal is to also add its stocks.

At the end you will get a list of the most important stock indexes around the world with its current stocks (name and ISIN). From there on you can use the other functions like e.g. getDailyOHLC() since you now have a list of stocks with names and the needed ISIN unique identifier. There will also be a function to convert the stock (with its ISIN) into a Yahoo ticker.


stockIndex <- getStockMarketIndexList()
head(stockIndex)

# Output:
#      Name                                     Link         ISIN
# 1     DAX               http://www.ariva.de/dax-30 DE0008469008
# 2 TecDAX                http://www.ariva.de/tecdax DE0007203275
# 3   MDAX                  http://www.ariva.de/mdax DE0008467416
# 4   SDAX                  http://www.ariva.de/sdax DE0009653386
# 5   HDAX  http://www.ariva.de/hdax-index/kursliste DE0008469016
# 6   CDAX  http://www.ariva.de/cdax-index/kursliste DE0008469602

Get the price data

# Activate the package in the workspace
library(smarketcrawlR)

# You have to set logging to TRUE or FALSE if you want logs printed out and written in a file (Good for Debugging)
# No default yet. Will break if not set.
setLogging(TRUE)


# 1. Option: Time Period string and ISIN strings as input params
# Get the price data for RWE (DE0007037145) of week 22.09.2014-26.09.2014

prices <- getDailyOHLC("22.09.2014-26.09.2014", "DE0007037145")
head(prices)

# Output:
#         Date   Open   High    Low  Close Volume Turnover         ISIN
# 1 2014-09-22 23.955 24.355 23.955 24.005  18425   445699 DE0007037145
# 2 2014-09-23 24.250 24.600 23.790 24.070 127625  3096999 DE0007037145
# 3 2014-09-24 23.960 24.345 23.960 24.345  31045   749568 DE0007037145
# 4 2014-09-25 24.450 24.760 24.065 24.080  86060  2103094 DE0007037145
# 5 2014-09-26 24.220 24.220 23.900 24.195  26344   634047 DE0007037145


# 2. Option: Use an array of different request dates (or periods) and stocks
# Get the prices for RWE AG (DE0007037145) and VW VZ (DE0007664039) for different time periods or dates (see searchDates parameter above)

# Build the input arrays of dates (or time periods) and stocks (with isin)
searchDates  <- c("20.09.2014-22.09.2014","20.08.2014","06.05.2014-16.05.2014")
isin  <- c("DE0007037145","DE0007664039")

prices <- getDailyOHLC(searchDates = searchDates, isin = isin)
# Alternative: prices <- getDailyOHLC(searchDates, isin2)
head(prices)

# Output:
#         Date   Open   High    Low  Close Volume Turnover         ISIN
# 1 2014-05-06 20.360 20.775 20.331 20.640 187223  3867569 DE0007037145
# 2 2014-05-07 20.500 21.005 20.445 20.975 108269  2251327 DE0007037145
# 3 2014-05-08 20.990 21.270 20.900 21.195  68254  1442694 DE0007037145
# 4 2014-05-09 21.215 21.405 21.025 21.075  53477  1133517 DE0007037145
# 5 2014-05-12 21.075 21.290 20.850 21.000  84629  1779225 DE0007037145
# 6 2014-05-13 21.000 21.000 20.555 20.720 124451  2580944 DE0007037145


# 3. Option: Use an input data.frame (input_df) 
# Get the prices for RWE AG (DE0007037145) of the 25.02.2008 and 27.02.2008

# Build the input data.frame with dates and isin columns of requested dates and stocks
dates <- c("25.02.2008","27.02.2008")
isin <- c("DE0007037145","DE0007037145")
input_df <- data.frame(dates, isin)

prices <- getDailyOHLC(input_df = input_df)
head(prices)

# Output:
#         Date    Open    High     Low   Close Volume Turnover         ISIN
# 1 2008-02-25 66.8938 67.3948 65.7217 67.2245 136828  9198202 DE0007037145
# 2 2008-02-27 67.1543 67.6252 66.7436 67.3146 122037  8214851 DE0007037145

Process the financial data

For further processing the financial data you can calculate the logarithmic returns in percent with the addLogReturns function. You can input a financial data.frame (e.g. be the getDailyOHLC method) and specify values (columns of your financial input data.frame, e.g. Close and/or Volume) to add log returns to you input data. The first observation cannot have any return value since it has no previous value. Due to computational reasons the first observation is set to 0.

# Get the financial data
prices <- getDailyOHLC("09.2014-11.2014", "DE0007037145")

# Calculate the log returns in percent
log.returns <- addLogReturns(prices, c("Close", "Volume"))

head(log.returns)
# Output:
#         Date   Open   High    Low  Close Volume Turnover         ISIN Close_LogReturn Volume_LogReturn
# 1 2014-09-01 23.155 23.440 23.155 23.300  20685   481957 DE0007037145            0.00             0.00
# 2 2014-09-02 23.270 23.850 23.265 23.480  50256  1183669 DE0007037145            0.77            88.77
# 3 2014-09-03 23.655 24.140 23.525 23.975  53952  1290523 DE0007037145            2.09             7.10
# 4 2014-09-04 24.000 24.435 23.680 24.330  67197  1622824 DE0007037145            1.47            21.95
# 5 2014-09-05 24.290 24.775 24.285 24.775  68326  1682513 DE0007037145            1.81             1.67
# 6 2014-09-08 24.680 24.775 24.580 24.695  52377  1291223 DE0007037145           -0.32           -26.58
Get stock information

The function getStockInfoFromIsin() crawls for general information about the given stocks (ISIN). You can therefore specify a vector of ISIN characters. The returned data.frame gives information about the stock type, business, genus, date since listed, the year of establishment, country of origin, the nominal value, sector, ticker, currency and ISIN.

# Build the input parameter
isin <- c("DE0007037145", "DE000ENAG999")

# Get the information about for RWE AG (DE0007037145) and EON (DE000ENAG999)
stockInfos <- getStockInfoFromIsin(isin = isin)
stockInfos

# Output
#
#      StockType         Business             Genus ListedSince Established     Country NominalValue    Sector Ticker Currency
# 1 Inlandsaktie Energieversorger      Vorzugsaktie  1922-12-01        1898 Deutschland         <NA> Versorger   RWE3      EUR
# 2 Inlandsaktie Energieversorger Namens-Stammaktie  1965-08-09        2000 Deutschland         1,00 Versorger   EOAN      EUR
#           ISIN
# 1 DE0007037145
# 2 DE000ENAG999


wagnertimo/smarketcrawlR documentation built on June 19, 2017, 12:31 p.m.