Re: FinancialData - how to find ticker symbols?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*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)*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@mail-archive0.wolfram.com*References*: <201111081215.HAA04949@smc.vnet.net>

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

**References**:**FinancialData - how to find ticker symbols?***From:*Mikael <mikaen.anderson.1969@gmail.com>