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Old 11-22-2011, 05:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: "Blue" stock market app: what's the symbol for Dow Jones Ind Avg?

After having a closer look at quote pages preset in Blue, it seems that the data for some indexes is not available, and equivalent continued futures contracts are used instead. Here are a few examples:

$INDU = YM.CBE (Ecbot)
DAX 30 = FDAX.EUX (Eurex)
FTSE 100 = Z.LIF (LIFFE)

The symbols used on preset pages are actually different, but they are apparently not linked to symbol search engine:

F-DJIA, F-DAX, F-FTSE100

The only problem with using index futures is that if you don't have real time data subscription for those exchanges, the data is one hour delayed. Index data usually has only 20 minute delay or is not delayed at all.
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