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The following symbology format applies to Sterling Trader® systems exclusively for “Order Entry” purposes:
Symbol Type Format Example
 
Common Stock Symbol IBM
Class Stock Symbol (+) / (+) Class IBM/B
Preferred Stock Symbol (+) p IBMp
Preferred Classes of Stock Symbol (+) p (+) Class IBMpA
Preferred + Call or Redeemed Symbol (+) p (+) Class (+) /CL IBMpA/CL
Preferred + Convertible Symbol (+) p (+) Class (+) /CV IBMpA/CV
Rights Symbol (+) r IBMr
Rights When Issued Symbol (+) r (+) w IBMrw
Warrants Symbol (+) /WS IBM/WS
Warrants When Issued Symbol (+) /WS (+) w IBM/WSw
Warrants When Distributed Symbol (+) /WD IBM/WD
When Issued Symbol (+) w IBMw
Unit Symbol (+) /u IBM/u
Class Warrants Symbol (+) /WS (+) /Class IBM/WS/A
   
Index Name Symbol
   
DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL AVG. $DJI
DOW JONES COMPOSITE $DJC
DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL AVG. (CBOE) $DJX
DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL AVG. (Settlement Index) $DJS
DOW JONES TRANSPORTATION AVG. (Index) $DJT
STANDARD & POOR’S 500 (CBOE) $SPX
STANDARD & POOR’S 100 (CBOE) $OEX
S & P BANKS INDEX (CBOE) $BIX
STANDARD & POOR’S 400 MIDCAP (AMEX) $MID
NASDAQ Composite $COMP
NASDAQ 100 (CBOE) $NDX
NASDAQ BIOTECH INDEX $NBI
NASDAQ OTC INDUSTRIAL INDEX $INDS
CBOE MINI NDX (MINI NASDAQ 100) $MNX
NASDAQ 100 QQQQ
NASDAQ TRANSPORTATION INDEX $TRAN
RUSSELL 1000 ENERGY INDEX $RIENG
DJ WILSHIRE 5000 TOT $DWC
WILSHIRE 5000 - AMEX TOTL MKT/REDCD VAL TMW
PHILLY KBW BANK INDEX $BKX
PHILLY DEFENSE SECTOR INDEX $DFX
SIG OIL EXPLOR. & PRODUCTION INDEX  $EPX
PHILLY HOUSING SECTOR INDEX $HGX
KBW INSURANCE INDEX $KIX
KBW REGIONAL BANKING INDEX $KRX
KBW CAPITAL MARKETS INDEX $KSX
KBW MORTGAGE FINANCE INDEX $MFX
SIG EXCHANGE INDEX $SVO
PHILLY OIL SERVICE SECTOR INDEX $OSX
PHILLY DRUG SECTOR INDEX $RXS
SIG ENERGY INDEX $SVO
SIG OIL EXPLORATION & PRODUCTION $EPX
PHILLY SEMICONDUCTOR SECTOR INDEX $SOX
PHILLY UTILITY SECTOR INDEX $UTY
CBOE JUMBO VOLATILITY AVERAGE $VXB
DOW JONES VOLATILITY AVERAGE $VXD
NASDAQ VOLATILITY AVERAGE $VXN
CBOE VOLATILITY AVERAGE $VXO
S & P 500 - 3-MONTH VOLATILITY AVERAGE $VXV
PHILLY GOLD/SILVER SECTOR INDEX $XAU
PHILLY EUROPE SECTOR INDEX $XEX
AMEX BIOTECH PHARMACEUTICAL INDEX $XAX
AMEX BIOTECHNOLOGY INDEX $BTK
AMEX DIAMONDS TRUST DIA
AMEX MAJOR MARKET INDEX $XMI
AMEX OIL INDEX $XOI
AMEX SELECT SECTOR ENERGY $IXE
AMEX SELECT SECTOR UTILITY $IXU
AMEX SPDR TRUST SPY
CBOE GOLD INDEX $GOX
DOW JONES GOLD TRAKRS INDEX $GLX
CBOE OIL INDEX $OIX
CBOE VOLATILITY INDEX $VIX
DOW JONES COMPOSITE ALL REIT INDEX $RCI
DOW JONES EQUITY ALL REIT INDEX $REI
CBOE DOW JONES UTILITY AVERAGE INDEX $DJU
CBOE INTERNET INDEX $INX
CBOE VOLATILITY NASDAQ MARKET INDEX $VXN
CBOE 30-YEAR TREASURY BOND - YIELD $TYX
CBOE 30-YEAR TREASURY BOND - SETTLE $TYS
CBOE 10-YEAR TREASURY BOND - YIELD $TNX
CBOE 10-YEAR TREASURY BOND - SETTLE TNS
CBOE – 13-WEEK TREASURY BILL INDEX $IRX
TICK - Composite $TICK
TICK - NYSE $TICK.N
TICK – AMEX $TICK.A
TICK – National Stock Exchange $TICK.C
TICK – Chicago Stock Exchange $TICK.M
TICK – NYSEArca $TICK.P
TICK - NASDAQ NMS $TICK.Q
TICK - NASDAQ Stock Exchange $TICK.T
TICK - OTCBB $TICK.U
TICK – CBOE $TICK.W
TRIN - Composite $TRIN
TRIN - NYSE $TRIN.N
TRIN - AMEX $TRIN.A
TRIN – National Stock Exchange $TRIN.C
TRIN - Chicago Stock Exchange $TRIN.M
TRIN – NYSEArca $TRIN.P
TRIN - NASDAQ NMS $TRIN.Q
TRIN - NASDAQ Stock Exchange $TRIN.T
TRIN - OTCBB $TRIN.U
TRIN - CBOE $TRIN.W
ADVANCING VOLUME - Day) – Composite $ADVV
ADVANCING VOLUME - Day) – NYSE $ADVV.N
ADVANCING VOLUME - Day) – AMEX $ADVV.A
ADVANCING VOLUME - Day) – National Stock Exch. $ADVV.C
ADVANCING VOLUME - Day) – Chicago Stock Exch. $ADVV.M
ADVANCING VOLUME - Day) – NYSEArca $ADVV.P
ADVANCING VOLUME - Day) – NASDAQ NMS $ADVV.Q
ADVANCING VOLUME - Day) – NASDAQ Stock Exch. $ADVV.T
ADVANCING VOLUME - Day) – OTCBB $ADVV.U
ADVANCING VOLUME - Day) – CBOE $ADVV.W
DECLINING VOLUME - Day) – Composite $DECV
DECLINING VOLUME - Day) – NYSE $DECV.N
DECLINING VOLUME - Day) – AMEX $DECV.A
DECLINING VOLUME - Day) – National Stock Exch. $DECV.C
DECLINING VOLUME - Day) – Chicago Stock Exch. $DECV.M
DECLINING VOLUME - Day) – NYSEArca $DECV.P
DECLINING VOLUME - Day) – NASDAQ NMS $DECV.Q
DECLINING VOLUME - Day) – NASDAQ Stock Exch. $DECV.T
DECLINING VOLUME - Day) – OTCBB $DECV.U
DECLINING VOLUME - Day) – CBOE $DECV.W
TOTAL VOLUME - Day) – Composite $TOTV
TOTAL VOLUME - Day) – NYSE $TOTV.N
TOTAL VOLUME - Day) – AMEX $TOTV.A
TOTAL VOLUME - Day) – National Stock Exch. $TOTV.C
TOTAL VOLUME - Day) – Chicago Stock Exch. $TOTV.M
TOTAL VOLUME - Day) – NYSEArca $TOTV.P
TOTAL VOLUME - Day) – NASDAQ NMS $TOTV.Q
TOTAL VOLUME - Day) – NASDAQ Stock Exch. $TOTV.T
TOTAL VOLUME - Day) – OTCBB $TOTV.U
TOTAL VOLUME - Day) – CBOE $TOTV.W
ADVANCING ISSUES - Day) – Composite $ADVI
ADVANCING ISSUES - Day) – NYSE $ADVI.N
ADVANCING ISSUES - Day) – AMEX $ADVI.A
ADVANCING ISSUES - Day) – National Stock Exch. $ADVI.C
ADVANCING ISSUES - Day) – Chicago Stock Exch. $ADVI.M
ADVANCING ISSUES - Day) – NYSEArca $ADVI.P
ADVANCING ISSUES - Day) – NASDAQ NMS $ADVI.Q
ADVANCING ISSUES - Day) – NASDAQ Stock Exch. $ADVI.T
ADVANCING ISSUES - Day) – OTCBB $ADVI.U
ADVANCING ISSUES - Day) – CBOE $ADVI.W
DECLINING ISSUES - Day) – Composite $DECI
DECLINING ISSUES - Day) – NYSE $DECI.N
DECLINING ISSUES - Day) – AMEX $DECI.A
DECLINING ISSUES - Day) – National Stock Exch. $DECI.C
DECLINING ISSUES - Day) – Chicago Stock Exch. $DECI.M
DECLINING ISSUES - Day) – NYSEArca $DECI.P
DECLINING ISSUES - Day) – NASDAQ NMS $DECI.Q
DECLINING ISSUES - Day) – NASDAQ Stock Exch. $DECI.T
DECLINING ISSUES - Day) – OTCBB $DECI.U
DECLINING ISSUES - Day) – CBOE $DECI.W
UNCHANGED - Day) – Composite $UNCI
UNCHANGED  - Day) – NYSE $UNCI.N
UNCHANGED - Day) – AMEX $UNCI.A
UNCHANGED - Day) – National Stock Exch. $UNCI.C
UNCHANGED - Day) – Chicago Stock Exch. $UNCI.M
UNCHANGED - Day) – NYSEArca $UNCI.P
UNCHANGED - Day) – NASDAQ NMS $UNCI.Q
UNCHANGED - Day) – NASDAQ Stock Exch. $UNCI.T
UNCHANGED - Day) – OTCBB $UNCI.U
UNCHANGED - Day) – CBOE $UNCI.W
(*) = Does not Require permissioning; comes with datafeed.
     
Expiration Month Letter Codes: January - F July - N
February - G August - Q
March - H September - U
April - J October - V
May - K November - X
June - M December - Z
     
Futures Name Symbol Permission Needed
       
2-YEAR T-NOTE  ZTM1   CBOT Futures
5-YEAR T-NOTE  ZFM1   CBOT Futures
10-YEAR T-NOTE  ZNM1   CBOT Futures
30-YEAR T-NOTE  ZBM1   CBOT Futures
30-DAY FED FUNDS ZQM1   CBOT Futures
CORN ZCK1   CBOT Futures
DOW JONES INDUST. AVG. (E-MINI) YMM1   CBOT Futures
DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL AVG. ZDM1   CBOT Futures
INTEREST SWAP - 10 YEAR SRM1   CBOT Futures
INTEREST SWAP - 5 YEAR SAM1   CBOT Futures
OATS ZOK1   CBOT Futures
SOYBEAN  ZSK1   CBOT Futures
SOYBEAN - OIL  ZLK1   CBOT Futures
SOYBEAN MEAL ZMK1   CBOT Futures
WHEAT ZWK1   CBOT Futures
NASDAQ 100 E-MINI NQM1   CME E-Mini Futures
S & P 500 E-MINI ESM1   CME E-Mini Futures
BRITISH POUND 6BM1   CME Futures
DOW JONES COMPOSITE INDEX DCM1   CME Futures
EURO 6EM1   CME Futures
EURO - E-MINI E7M1   CME Futures
JAPANESE YEN - E-MINI 6JM1   CME Futures
NASDAQ 100  NDM1   CME Futures
S & P MIDCAP 400 E-MINI  EMDM1   CME Futures
STANDARD & POOR’S 500  SPM1   CME Futures
ALUMINUM HGM1   COMEX Futures
GOLD - 100 TROY OUNCE GCM1   COMEX Futures
SILVER SIM1   COMEX Futures
BRENT CRUDE BZM1   NYMEX Futures
HEATING OIL  HOM1   NYMEX Futures
HEATING OIL  QHM1   NYMEX Futures
HOGS - LEAN  LEM1   NYMEX Futures
NATURAL GAS (E-MINI) QGM1   NYMEX Futures
OIL - LIGHT SWEET CRUDE CLM1   NYMEX Futures
OIL - LIGHT SWEET CRUDE (E-MINI) QMM1   NYMEX Futures
PALLADIUM PAM1   NYMEX Futures
PLATINUM PLM1   NYMEX Futures
RBOB GASOLINE RBM1   NYMEX Futures
Sterling Special Test Symbols for Demo Simulations
Symbol Fixed Behavior
MSFT Does Not Fill
MMM Does Not Fill
SMH Does Not Fill
T Does Not Fill
JNJ Does Not Fill
CP Does Not Cancel; Stays in Cancel-Pending Mode 
AAPL Partial Fill (Half)
EK Partial Fill (Half)
GOOG Partial Fill (One-Tenth)
KO Too Late to Cancel (TLTC – Does Not Fill)
GE Rejected Order (REJ – MARKET CLOSED)
QQQ Slow Fill (Sending…Pending…Filled)
CIEN Unconfirmed Order; stays in “Sending” Mode