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Author Topic: how to understand the symbol format (10 messages, Page 1 of 1)

junkone
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Posted: Aug 26, 2017 10:29 AM          Msg. 1 of 10
The number of stocks listed in nasdaq is 3.5k http://i.imgur.com/HhAubKE.png
but the number of stocks that your symbols lookup is showing is >63k. http://i.imgur.com/hUMtulT.png
how do i filter out the right symbols from mktsymbols_v2 zip file. the zip file matchs your website but there seems to be too much symbols for LSE and Nasdaq that dont align with the counts provided by the exchange.

DTN_Stephen
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Posted: Aug 28, 2017 06:42 AM          Msg. 2 of 10
The number 63,449 under NASDAQ that you see it the total number of Equities, Equity Option symbols, Indexes, OTC and Futures symbols.

You can drill further down by utilizing the Security Type field just below where you had chosen Filter by Exchange.

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junkone
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Posted: Aug 28, 2017 09:08 PM          Msg. 3 of 10
it still does not add up. I pulled all the Nasdaq info in a pivot table and you can see I don't get the right counts. Just tell me what doe these different column types mean?



I have exchange=Nasdaq
when I filter Equity, I get 19091 symbols. this is way too many for nasdaq
http://i.imgur.com/HdyGiGR.png

DTN_Stephen
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Posted: Aug 29, 2017 07:10 AM          Msg. 4 of 10
Equity is stock symbols.

Index is index symbols.

Money is money market symbols.

Mutual is mutual funds.

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junkone
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Posted: Aug 29, 2017 11:32 PM          Msg. 5 of 10
why do you hve 19k Nasdaq symbols in equity? it makes no sense when Nasdaq posts that they have 3.5 k symbols.

DTN Todd
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Posted: Aug 30, 2017 12:11 AM          Msg. 6 of 10
That number of 19,086 includes NCM, NGM, MGSM, OTCBB and OTC. The over the counter stocks account for more then 15,000

junkone
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Posted: Aug 30, 2017 09:07 PM          Msg. 7 of 10
so which part of this accounts for the Nasdaq only. there are 3273 listed in their website
http://www.nasdaq.com/screening/companies-by-industry.aspx?exchange=NASDAQ. Should I just ignore OTC only or should I ignore any of the other ones NCM, NGM, MGSM?
I need better clarity as its your symbol list and I need to make it better.
I have similar issue with LSE symbols where the counts are greater than what is listed in LSE

DTN_Stephen
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Posted: Aug 31, 2017 12:57 PM          Msg. 8 of 10
If you utilize NCM, NGM and NGSM you will get the expected results for NASDAQ. You should omit OTC and OTCBB.

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junkone
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Posted: Sep 4, 2017 06:47 PM          Msg. 9 of 10
ok, how do I distinguish these LSE stocks. I am sure its not 23k that exist on the exchange.
https://i.imgur.com/6ay9QqT.png

DTN_Stephen
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Posted: Sep 5, 2017 02:05 PM          Msg. 10 of 10
Unfortunately that number 23,304 that our symbol lookup is reflecting for London Stock Exchange (Equities) has Mutual Funds and Bonds intermingled.

This has been reported to our developers for resolution. Unfortunately there is not an ETA at this time.

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