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Re: FinancialData - how to find ticker symbols?

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  • Subject: [mg122798] Re: FinancialData - how to find ticker symbols?
  • From: Brett Champion <brettc at wolfram.com>
  • Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2011 06:57:03 -0500 (EST)
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On Nov 8, 2011, at 6:15 AM, Mikael wrote:

> Hi everyone,
>
> I am trying to retrieve data for some European stocks using 
FinancialData but I am having difficulties to find the corresponding 
ticker symbols for the stocks I am interested in.
>
> As an example suppose I am interested in German Siemnens or Swedish 
Volvo stocks. I understand that I can use
>
> FinancialData["Exchanges"]
>
> to find the names of exchanges but I have not been able to find the 
ticker symbol for those stocks I am looking for.
>
> I wonder also what would be the general way of doing this if I just 
know the name of a company and the country where it is traded. Thanks.
>

I use Wolfram|Alpha for this.  In a new cell, type '=volvo stock' and 
it tells me I want FinancialData["PK:VOLVY"].  (Without the 'stock' 
Siemens defaults to the unit instead of the company.)

Brett



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