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Re: FinancialData - how to find ticker symbols?

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  • Subject: [mg122770] Re: FinancialData - how to find ticker symbols?
  • From: Mikael <mikaen.anderson.1969 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2011 06:52:00 -0500 (EST)
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Thanks Chris, that is basically what I have been doing too. 

I thought there might be a more systematic way of doing this but judging from lack of replies I guess that is what we have to do.

> My method has been to Google the stock, e.g. Siemens,
> finding "SI".
> 
> Then look up possible tickers to find a match
> 
> possibles = FinancialData["*:SI", "Lookup"]
> 
> Check the names and exchanges
> 
> FinancialData[#, "Name"] & /@ possibles
> 
> FinancialData[#, "Exchange"] & /@ possibles
> 
> And finally check the quote matches what I expect:
> 
> FinancialData["NYSE:SI"]
> 
> 
> 
> 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.
> >
> 
>



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