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Sidebar stocks gadget

October 6, 2008 at 12:26:17
Specs: Vista, n/a

I hate to do this because I know this isn't really the place for it, but I can't find it anywhere on google so I was wondering if someone knows.

For the stocks gadget thats included with the preinstalled gadget bundle, what is the stock name/symbol for the Hang Seng and the FTSE? I can't find it anywhere and the search function is useless. I guessed the Nikkei correctly ($JP:N225) if anyone else is wondering.

Thanks in advance.


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#1
October 6, 2008 at 18:59:36

What you seek doesn't seem that obscure ... are the following applicable?

$HSIX Hang Seng
HGSFF Hang Seng FTSE/Xinhua China 25 Index ETF
HSNGY Hang Seng Bank Depository Receipt
HSNGF Hang Seng Bank Ltd
HSXUF Hang Seng H-Share Index ETF

Jabbering Idiots: Everywhere You Look!


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#2
October 6, 2008 at 20:11:00

DId you actually try those suggestions before posting them, because none of them come up with a result...

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#3
October 6, 2008 at 21:09:06

WOW!... I gotta say you sound like you are being really short with someone offering up help. Harsh.

I hope the help I'm offering doesn't initiate a similar response.

OK. I played with the gadget and here's what I got.

Do away with the codes (albeit for the meantime)

Hover the mouse pointer over the gadget and click on the wrench/spanner.

In the screen that pops up put a check-mark in "Display company name in place of a symbol" and click "ok".

Now when you search you can put whatever wish in... i.e. Hang Seng, FTSE or even Mars Mining Industries if it takes your fancy.

You should then be able to accurately make your selection with the elusive code displayed on the left.

Incidently the code that showed on the left for Hang Seng using this method is $HSIX


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#4
October 7, 2008 at 12:08:39

Ok once again, I have no clue what you guys are talking about. Maybe it has to do with my IP address because I am not getting any results for "$HSIX" and I have had the "Display name" setting on the entire time. Most of the time I keep getting canadian companies so I'm really inclined to think it does have a lot to do with IP.

Sorry if name responses sound snippy, but I'm asking for the stock symbol for the Hang Seng, not the method to find it. $HSIX doesn't work so... yeah


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#5
October 7, 2008 at 12:16:29

Ok, well my comment made me think about stuff... and I added the prefix $US: to HSIX and I got it. It seems to have to do with IP.

Thanks for the guidence.


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#6
October 9, 2008 at 14:51:56

glad to hear it....but be aware that folks on this forum simply respond because they like helping others (for free).

It is unwise in life to bite the hand that feeds you, even if the food isn't always to your liking!

some other bloke...


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