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Data and Content Support » Split: GWO on TSX Oct 5, 2004 06:33 PM (Total replies: 1)

Can you adjust GWO (TSX) for a split please.



Data and Content Support » New symbology on TSX Oct 4, 2004 11:12 AM (Total replies: 1)

Effective today new symbology will start to affect a number of symbols as the TSX rolls out changes over the coming month. Will you be supporting this new symbology as noted, and if so, rolling over the old history as each symbol is flipped?

Here's details and a time schedule:

IQFeed Developer Support » History for all Canadian symbols with suffix Aug 10, 2004 02:45 PM (Total replies: 9)

Just a note of thanks for fixing this issue!

IQFeed Developer Support » Quote Data Availability Jul 23, 2004 03:51 PM (Total replies: 5)

Quote data for BCON, BFUN, ABMD is showing up - charting just fine in Neoticker.

FLWC is not - but it doesn't show up in another data feed I have either. Yahoo considers it "invalid".

Looks like its your application, not IQFeed.

IQFeed Developer Support » The Reason It Takes So Long Jul 21, 2004 10:33 AM (Total replies: 1)


Its unusual to see a company be so frank and open about its business.

Yes, unusual, but also comforting. Keep it up!

Data and Content Support » Canadian splits to fix Jul 20, 2004 02:25 PM (Total replies: 3)

Thanks. Is sending an email a more efficient way of notifying you? I'll keep sending them as they are noted.

IQFeed Developer Support » History for all Canadian symbols with suffix Jul 20, 2004 01:32 PM (Total replies: 9)

Quote: The problem was in symbol identification in our history servers, a fix should be live in about a week. This will not require a change in the IQFEED release.

Any update on this Lonnie? Its still an issue.

Data and Content Support » Canadian splits to fix Jul 20, 2004 01:31 PM (Total replies: 3)

The following symbols in IQFeed have not been adjusted:


There are some others but I wasn't keeping notes then...


IQFeed Developer Support » History for all Canadian symbols with suffix Jun 30, 2004 01:58 PM (Total replies: 9)


Thanks for the update, that's good news.

Important: I have one correction for you - DO NOT assume that all "C.symbol.U" format symbols are representing trading in US Dollars. They are not - the vast majority of these symbols are UNIT TRUSTS. Their native symbol on the TSX ends in .UN.

It DTN and eSignal symbology is similar here - both use ".U" as a suffix for these names. Frankly if you were going to change them, moving the legit unit trusts to .UN would be an excellent move IMO, making it clear.

There are a ton of Unit Trusts (income trusts) on the TSX - its been a huge growth sector in Canada.

So be forwarned and be careful!

PS: The TSX also announced this year that they will be changing symbology for shares without voting rights. i.e. BBD.B will change to something like BBD.B.NV if I recall.

If you aren't aware of this you should contact them or read their media section - there was a release in the past three months if I recall correctly.
Edited by mw on Jun 30, 2004 at 02:00 PM

IQFeed Developer Support » History for all Canadian symbols with suffix Jun 25, 2004 01:59 PM (Total replies: 9)

Any comments on this?

Unlike US markets, the TSX has a HUGE percentage of stocks where the primary common stock traded is a class A or B stock, or the stock itself is an income trust (they all end in .UN on the exchange, or .U from IQFeed).

438 of the top 1325 symbols are of the format

ABC.B or
ABC.U or
well, you get the picture.

Many third party applications simply crap out when they are asked to request history bars from IQFeed for these symbols. I suspect you have the data, its an API issue of some sort. Clearly the symbols are being located - its just history retrieval for anything daily bar size or longer.

IQFeed Developer Support » History for all Canadian symbols with suffix Jun 22, 2004 07:00 PM (Total replies: 9)

I verified the issue using the tool kit tools, as well:

- Dynastore - fails whenever it attempts to download daily and up history data for symbols of this format
- Neoticker, latest 3.5 with the latest client, same behaviour as the history tool
- Hyperserver, daily history downloads fail, same behaviour

So I think its fairly safe to say that the issue is on the IQFeed side of the API.

IQFeed Developer Support » History for all Canadian symbols with suffix Jun 22, 2004 05:49 PM (Total replies: 9)

Greetings - At least as of the latest IQFeed API (, no daily history is available for Canadian exchange symbols with the following format

C.symbol.suffix - as in:


etc. Others, such as C.NT, return daily history information just fine. Confirmed using third party applications as well as "history.exe" from the tool kit (which reports "Symbol Not Found").

Symbol Lookup on "Superior" will properly list "SUPERIOR PROPANE INCM FD" aside symbol C.SPF.U (the exchange symbol is SPF.UN) - however daily/weekly/monthly history lookup will return 'Symbol not found'.


POLLS & SURVEYS » Full Feed vs. Trades Only (no Bid/Ask Data) May 17, 2004 02:39 AM (Total replies: 2)

I think you'll find that there are many users out there that make limited use of bid/ask. For many years I have maintained my own data in Tradestation's Globalserver, and I have never enabled the storage of bid/ask.

The only time I need it is when I am trading a particular market, and even then I tend to use my broker interface - I don't do anything special with bid/ask data and analytics based on same. Clearly there are as many others that differ and do use this data.

Certainly a charting application could identify when it needs bid/ask globally or on a per symbol basis... maybe one way to encourage this thinking and the care and attention required of a user (i.e. not populating a quote sheet with every single symbol, where bid/ask would be commonly displayed) would be to adjust symbol limits based on how many had bid/ask turned on or off. I.e. reward good behaviour with increased symbol limit for the same fee. Probably not a simple thing but a wild thought.
Edited by mw on May 17, 2004 at 02:45 AM

Data and Content Support » Forex May 13, 2004 08:24 AM (Total replies: 5)

Thanks Jay - that is helpful.

FYI you may be the only real time vendor calculating new highs and new lows during the day to my knowledge - I know for certain that eSignal does not; not 100% certain about NAQ.

(and I do not consider a data vendor so won't bother checking)

The IQ list is very complete (with the usual lack of stats for the TSX that I won't blame you for but would love to lobby for!) .

Your comment "symbology is different between the satellite and IQ feeds" - is the list of available calculated symbols also different? I note the Sat list on the web page is relatively short compared to this complete list.

Data and Content Support » Forex May 12, 2004 11:14 PM (Total replies: 5)

Perhaps I could ask a similar question but unrelated to Forex - are calculated statistics such as


- From the symbol guide on the web site - done in real time? What frequency of update?

I'm assuming that new high / low stats such as

Are done after market hours, could you confirm that and also let me know when the calculation process is completed and data transmitted?

Trying to think of little 'gotyas' that tend to creep up around the data fringes when switching feeds...

Thanks again,

Thanks again.

Data and Content Support » Forex May 12, 2004 09:05 PM (Total replies: 5)

Is Forex data available via either DTN Sat or IQFeed?

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