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. > > > >