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                                                   US Stock Exchange symbols not up to date?

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Sam Pritchard
2011-08-11 00:18:32


I just got a trial account, and so far I'm having trouble downloading an up-to-date list of symbols for US stock exchange.

The US stock exchange downloader is even described as having ~9400 symbols, but the one I have only lists ~8200 symbols. Even when I run the downloader,
the number of symbols does not update. New historical data for the symbols already contained is added, but I'm still lacking a comprehensive list of symbols.

How do I fix this?



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2011-08-11 08:23:49

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Hi Sam,

You can import your own list of symbols. Here is a link where you get all U.S. Symbols: http://bsym.bloomberg.com/sym/

For more information:
http://www.quantshare.com/how-306-how-to-import-your-own-list-of-stocks-symbols



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