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 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: 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