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FastTrack Ticker Symbol Sources
FastTrack can gather, display, and store ticker symbols from a variety of sources:
Symbols from the FastTrack Databases: For example, the red line below
(VFINX). These symbols occur in any of several FT databases. The issues can be
charted on the Chart Tab, be saved as members of
families, and used in every aspect of FastTrack. The easiest
way to load Issue Lists with symbols is from the
AVG or LIST AVG: For example, the purple line is the AVG of the issues in the Issue List, in this case the entire Fidelity family of funds. ON restart, the current Issue list will be averages. On startup, if the current Issue List's AVG will be computed. LIST AVG may NOT be a family member.
Family AVG: For example, the green line is AIM AVG, the average of the AIM family of funds. This is a special two word symbol that computes to an average of an existing family. An issue list containing AIM AVG as the ticker symbol may be saved/restored as a CSV file, but not as a FastTrack Family.
NN%: where NN is digits from 0-999
Symbols not Known by FastTrack
FastTrack does not know all symbols that are in use on the Internet. But this doesn't prevent you from using these symbols on FastTrack's Internet Tab.
The best way to get a nonFastTrack symbols into the Internet's Issue List is to display industry lists offered on the Internet by Yahoo or Market Guide and clicking the button. This will pull in a list of all symbols from the web site. Ticker symbols with names shown are in one of the FT database.
Click to see the Yahoo or Market Guide industry lists, or by click FastTrack's Available Links , selecting "OverView", and then click the "industry" links.
There are some limitations.You cannot save nonFastTrack symbols in a FastTrack "family", but you can save/load them in a CSV file by right-clicking the Issue List and selecting Save as /Load.
There is no rankable or chartable data within FastTrack for these nonFastTrack symbols. When you do FT computational functions, symbols not in the FT database are ignored.
Valid ticker names
You can create your own ticker symbols and enter data for those tickers.
Do not use a ticker symbol containing: percent sign, period, comma, colon, Semicolon, quotes, slashes, or spaces as these are not valid for filenames, bad practice, or have special uses inside FT. Importing data
Good nonalpha choices are
FNU files MUST be saved in your FastTrack root directory, usually C:\FT\