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{{Notice| Ticker symbols can be looked up online by adding a browser bookmark as described in this {{Forum post | p = 5474854 | title = Re: Bookmarklet to lookup selected word in wiki's abbreviation table | author = LadyGeek | date = September 3, 2020}}}}
Mutual fund and ETF symbols are frequently used in Boglehead forum thread posts.  If the symbol's name is not provided, or if viewing Morningstar's fund details is desired, two Boglehead forum members have created tools that work with the Firefox and Chrome browsers to automatically do this.  These tools will highlight the fund symbol by underlining it, and if the user hovers over it, the fund name will appear, and if clicked on the Morningstar fund data page will open.
 
  
===Firefox===
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'''Ticker symbol lookup''' is often required because [[mutual fund]] and [[exchange-traded fund]] (ETF) symbols are frequently used in Boglehead forum thread postsIf the symbol's name is not provided, or if viewing Morningstar's fund details is desired, two Boglehead forum members have created tools that work with the Firefox and Chrome browsers to automatically do this. These tools will highlight the fund symbol by underlining it, and by hovering the cursor over it the fund name will appear, and if clicked on the Morningstar fund data page will open.
TickerDescribe is designed to work on the Boglehead forum onlyIt is a script used with Firefox extension [http://www.greasespot.net/ Greasemonkey]. Greasemonkey is a Firefox extension that allows you to customize the way webpages look and function. To use this tool, first add Greasemonkey to Firefox then [https://github.com/mas-bogleheads/TickerDescribe/raw/master/tickerdescribe.user.js install TickerDescribe into Greasemonkey.]
 
  
This text script has a fixed list of symbols and new funds or ETFs may not be supported.
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==Firefox==
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TickerDescribe is designed to work on the Boglehead forum only.  It is a script used with Firefox extension [http://www.greasespot.net/ Greasemonkey]. Greasemonkey is a Firefox extension that allows you to customize the way webpages look and function. To use this tool, first add [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/greasemonkey/ Greasemonkey] to Firefox then [https://github.com/mas-bogleheads/TickerDescribe/raw/master/tickerdescribe.user.js install TickerDescribe into Greasemonkey.]
  
This tool was created by Boglehead member mas and is discussed in [https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=12692&p=2414441 this forum thread.]
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This text script has a fixed list of symbols and new funds and some ETFs may not be supported.
  
===Chrome===
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This tool was created by Boglehead member ''mas'' and is discussed in the forum thread: [https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=12692&p=2414441 Automated Rosetta Stone?]
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==Chrome==
 
Mutual Fund Symbols is an add-on to Chrome that works on most forums. When installed, it underlines mutual fund symbols on the page and generates a tooltip for each one. When a symbol is hovered over with the mouse, the tooltip appears and displays the fund's full name, family, and category with a link to the fund's info page at Morningstar. This extension does not apply to ticker symbols for ETFs and stocks.   
 
Mutual Fund Symbols is an add-on to Chrome that works on most forums. When installed, it underlines mutual fund symbols on the page and generates a tooltip for each one. When a symbol is hovered over with the mouse, the tooltip appears and displays the fund's full name, family, and category with a link to the fund's info page at Morningstar. This extension does not apply to ticker symbols for ETFs and stocks.   
  
[https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/oaioococfgnikdjhcjkoiealnikffcgg?hl=en-US Google webstore: Mutual Fund Symbols]
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To install into Chrome go to [https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/oaioococfgnikdjhcjkoiealnikffcgg?hl=en-US Google webstore: Mutual Fund Symbols].{{Dead link}}
  
This tool was created by Mark13 and is discussed in [http://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1161322 this forum thread.]
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This tool was created by Boglehead member ''Mark13'' and is discussed in this forum thread: [http://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1161322 Chrome browser extension: mutual fund symbols]
  
==References==
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{{Resources and links}}
<ref>Bogleheads org., [https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=12692&p=2414441 Automated Rosetta Stone?], viewed Feb 07, 2008</ref>
 
<ref>Bogleheads org., [http://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1161322 Chrome browser extension: mutual fund symbols], viewed Aug 05, 2011</ref>
 
  
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Latest revision as of 15:56, 3 September 2020

Ticker symbol lookup is often required because mutual fund and exchange-traded fund (ETF) symbols are frequently used in Boglehead forum thread posts. If the symbol's name is not provided, or if viewing Morningstar's fund details is desired, two Boglehead forum members have created tools that work with the Firefox and Chrome browsers to automatically do this. These tools will highlight the fund symbol by underlining it, and by hovering the cursor over it the fund name will appear, and if clicked on the Morningstar fund data page will open.

Firefox

TickerDescribe is designed to work on the Boglehead forum only. It is a script used with Firefox extension Greasemonkey. Greasemonkey is a Firefox extension that allows you to customize the way webpages look and function. To use this tool, first add Greasemonkey to Firefox then install TickerDescribe into Greasemonkey.

This text script has a fixed list of symbols and new funds and some ETFs may not be supported.

This tool was created by Boglehead member mas and is discussed in the forum thread: Automated Rosetta Stone?

Chrome

Mutual Fund Symbols is an add-on to Chrome that works on most forums. When installed, it underlines mutual fund symbols on the page and generates a tooltip for each one. When a symbol is hovered over with the mouse, the tooltip appears and displays the fund's full name, family, and category with a link to the fund's info page at Morningstar. This extension does not apply to ticker symbols for ETFs and stocks.

To install into Chrome go to Google webstore: Mutual Fund Symbols.[dead link]

This tool was created by Boglehead member Mark13 and is discussed in this forum thread: Chrome browser extension: mutual fund symbols