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Re: FinancialData - how to find ticker symbols?
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