Investing jargon can sometimes be confusing, especially when it comes to the alphabet soup of ticker symbols across asset classes.
Here at StockTwits, we’ve noticed some confusion among members who are discussing The U.S. Dollar, S&P e-mini futures, and various futures markets.
To clear it up, we thought we’d a take moment to offer up the following reminders:
For U.S. Dollar messages, use:
For e-mini S&P futures messages, use:
When discussing any futures contract, tickers include “_F” after each symbol. For examples:
For a complete list of futures tickers on StockTwits, check out our futures directory.
…And $HIT is the stock symbol for Hitachi Ltd, not a smelly expletive :)
Hope this helps. See you on the Stream!
- Sean McLaughlin: Editor, StockTwits (@chicagosean)
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