eSignal Symbol Format Guide

Stocks Options Futures
Indices Forex/GovPX Single Stock Futures

STOCKS

 

Standard Stocks

To enter NYSE, NASDAQ, or AMEX stocks simply type the ticker symbol.

 

Special Symbols & Extensions for NYSE & AMEX

Category
Format
Example
Common Stock
Symbol
IBM
Class stock
Symbol.x where x is class
BRK.A
Class stock, When Issued
Symbol.x/I where x is class
BRK.A/I

Preferred Stock

Symbol /P

IBM/P

Preferred series
Symbol /Px where x is series
IBM/PA
Preferred, When Issued
Symbol /P/I
IBM/P/I
Preferred series, When Issued
Symbol /Px/I  where x is series
IBM/PA/I 
Warrant
Symbol /W
FGT/W
Warrant Series
Symbol /Wx where x is series
FGT/WA
Warrant, When Issued
Symbol/W/I
KMI/W/I
Right
Symbol /R
FGT/R
Right, When Issued
Symbol /R/I
FGT/R/I
X-Warrant
Symbol /X
TRW/X

 X-Right

 Symbol /X

IOM/X

When Issued
Symbol /I
CHY/I
Units
Symbol.U
GM.U
Units, When Issued
Symbol.U/I
GM.U/I
Emerging Growth
Symbol /SE
AES/SE
Installed Receipt
Symbol /SR
IBM/SR

 Specials

Symbol /SP 

IBM/SP


 

Special Symbols & Extensions for NASDAQ

Different categories and classes of stock on the NASDAQ are designated by a 5th character. For a list and description of these 5th characters click here.

 

Nasdaq Level II (Requires service subscription.)

For a list of Market Makers from the Nasdaqtrader.com website click here.
 

eSignal Quick Tip

Right-click any Nasdaq symbol to bring up a Nasdaq Level II window.

 

Regional Data & Quote Montage Windows

For a full description click here. Below is a table that lists the regions.

A = AMEX   American Stock Exchange
B = BSE/BOX   Boston Stock and Options Exchange
C = CSE   Cincinnati Stock Exchange
E = OTC Markets (Applies to dually-quoted symbols only for display of Bid/Ask data only.)
H = BATY
I = ISE   International Securities Exchange
J = EDGA
K = EDGX
M = MSE   Midwest (Chicago) Stock Exchange
N = NYSE   New York Stock Exchange
O = NASD National Association of Securities Dealers

P = PSE/PCX   Pacific Exchange - Stock and Options
Q = NMS   National Market Service (NASDAQ)
S = BATS
T = THRD   Third Party (listed stocks on the OTC market)
W=CBOE   Chicago Board of Options Exchange
X = PHIL   Philadelphia Stock and Options Exchange

 

For Global Exchanges (North and South America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, Australia), most symbols will require a Suffix after the root symbol.  Please click here for a complete list of Exchanges

 

OPTIONS (Requires service subscription to OPRA.)


Effective February 1, 2010, the following format will be used for Stock and Index Options. Read more about the new format here: 
Options Symbology Initiative

O:(Underlying Symbol), a space, (Two Digit Year), (Put/Call and Expiration Month Code), (Strike Price)

Some examples:

O:MSFT 10D25.00 (Microsoft April  2010 Call at 25.00)
O:IBM 10S100.00 (IBM July 2010 Put at 100.00)

In addition, there’s an optional
regional ID code and an exchange day identifier, used for quarterly, weekly or any expiry other than the third Saturday.

O:(Underlying Symbol), a space, (Two Digit Year), (Put/Call and Expiration Month Code), (Strike Price)
, Day Identifier, =Regional Exchange ID

Some Examples:

O:DIA 10F74.00D30  (DIA March 30, 2010 74.00 Call - Quarterly expiration)
O:IBM 10S100.00=B (IBM July 2010 Put at 100.00 from the Boston Stk Exch.)

 

CBOE Symbol Directories

Equity Options

LEAPS

Index Options & LEAPS

Interest Rate Options

 
   Options Month Codes

Call

Month

Put
A Jan M
B Feb N
C Mar O
D Apr P
E May Q
F Jun R
G Jul S
H Aug T
I Sep U
J Oct V
K Nov W
L Dec X

 
 

eSignal Quick Tips (eSignal users only)

Options Chain: In a Quote window, Summary window or a Detail window, right-click on a symbol then choose Option Chain.
*This will not be available if you are not subscribed to OPRA.
 Are NSE Options available?  We carry NSE stock options (NSE Futures options are not available).  Once you are subscribed to the NSE and the NSE Options, you can locate the symbols using an Option Chain window.  Enter the root symbol (i.e. $NIFTY-NSE, STER.EQ-NSE) into the option chain window.  Once you have the individual symbols you can enter them (i.e. O:NIFTY 11K4200.00-NSO) directly into a chart or quote window. 

FUTURES (Requires service subscription to each futures exchange.)

 

Enter the one or two character contract symbol, a space, month code, then last digit of the year.
Example: SP H7

 

Expiration Month Codes

Jan F   Jul N
Feb G Aug Q
Mar H Sep U
Apr J Oct V
May K Nov X
Jun M Dec Z
Cash/Spot A0

For Cash/Spot be sure to use the number 0 and not the letter o.

 

Continuous Futures  (US Futures only) (See KB Article 2258 for addt'l info)

      Replace the month code and year with a #F
        Example: SP #F 
 
    Charting Expired Contracts

      In order to chart expired futures contracts you will need to enter the symbol, a
      space, the expiration month code and then the 4 digit year. 

      For example:
       US Z2007 is the US 30yr Bonds for December 2007
       AX U2007-DT is the September 2007 DAX on the Eurex exchange

 
    Aggregate Contract Volume
      This symbol tracks the total volume traded across all contracts for each future
       by adding the volume for each delivery month to display a Total Aggregate
       Volume.
       Replace the month code and the year with a #V.
       Example: ES #V
 
    Aggregate Open Interest
      This symbol tracks the total open interest across all contracts for each future by
       adding the Open Interest for each individual delivery month to display the Total 
       Aggregate Open Interest.
       Replace the month code and year with a #OI.
       Example: ES #OI
 

Futures Session ID's

The ability to seperate the day and night sessions on certain futures are available.
Example: SP H2=1 (Globex) & SP H2=2 (Day)

 

Futures Options

Enter the contract symbol, a space, month code, the last digit of the year, C for call or P for put, then the strike price.
Examples: SP Z2C1140

 

International Futures **

Enter the contract symbol, a space, month code, the last digit of the year, dash, then the exchange code.
Example: XJO Z2-ASF

 

International Futures Options **

Enter the contract symbol, a space, month code, the last digit of the year, C for call or P for put, the strike price, dash, then exchange code.
Example: XJO H3C1500-ASF (S&P/ASX 200 Call 1500 Strike Price)
 
         

 

 

 

eSignal Quick Tips

List available futures contracts by right-clicking any futures symbol and choose Autolist.

List available futures options by right-clicking any futures symbol and choose Option Chain.

 

Single Stock Futures (Requires service subscription to ssf exchange.)

 

The symbology for OneChicago SSF contracts is as follows:
The Root Symbol passed by the exchange, product code, exchange symbol (for OneChicago):

 For example, the symbol passed by OneChicago on day 1 for an MSFT SSF  contract would be: MSFT1C

The product code is purely a method for tracking corporate actions.
If MSFT stock were to split on day 2, the symbol passed by OneChicago would be MSFT2C.Then, a space followed by:

M= Using the single character futures style month code

 

Y= 1 digit year code

 

Then, a dash followed by: 1C for OneChicago

 

MSFT1C M4-1C

INDICES

 

All eSignal Indices start with a dollar ($) sign followed by the symbol.
Example: $INDU

 

For a complete list of our Indices please choose one of the following links.

Most Commonly Requested Indices
Most Commonly Requested Market Statistics
Complete List of all Indices in Alphabetical Order

 

Forex / GovPX (Requires service subscription.)

 

Forex Symbols

Enter the symbol, a space, the spot code, a dash, then FX
Example: JPY A0-FX

 

Crossrates

Entering the standard Forex symbol using the A0 spot code is the crossrate to the US Dollar.
Example: GBP A0-FX

 

To view International crossrates combine the 2 Forex symbols followed by a space, then A0-FX
Example: EURJPY A0-FX

 

GovPX Treasury Symbols

Enter the symbol, a space, the forward rate code, a dash, then PX.
Example: TRE Z6-PX