Ticker symbol lookup

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Mutual fund and ETF symbols are frequently used in forum thread posts. To make identifying the fund if the name is not provided, and provide a link to the fund's data page on Morningstar, two Boglehead forum members have created tools that work with the Firefox and Chrome browsers to do this.

Firefox: TickerDescribe, a script used with extension Greasemonkey. To use, first add Greasemonkey to Firefox. Greasemonkey is a Firefox extension that allows you to customize the way webpages look and function. This add-on can be found here: http://www.greasespot.net/ After Greasemonkey is installed, use this link to add the user script to Greasemonkey: https://github.com/mas-bogleheads/TickerDescribe/raw/master/tickerdescribe.user.js

This tool was created by Boglehead member mas and the original thread describing it is here: https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=12692&p=2414441

Chrome: Mutual Fund Symbols is an add-on to Chrome. To install it use this link: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/oaioococfgnikdjhcjkoiealnikffcgg?hl=en-US

This tool was created by Mark13 and the original thread describing it is here: http://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1161322