Bond, Treasury Bond - Help me find bonds
March 25, 2010 2:15 PM   Subscribe

Need a list of bond, note, and bill symbols - searching online is providing mixed results.

Working on a website that will have some delayed stock market-type details. You know, how much Dow went up, volume, percent change, etc. The major US markets have been easy, but not the bonds.

What I'm trying to find are the symbols/codes used for US Treasury bills, notes, bonds. Googling around, plus various news/financial sites, aren't giving up too much information. I can find the major ones (30 year, 10 and 5).

But I need help with the 3 month, 12 month/year, 2 or 3 year. When I find a symbol, I test it, but usually get "does not exist" from the financial site.

Is there a master list of these symbols for bonds and the like?
posted by fijiwriter to Work & Money (3 answers total)
Try UST or USGG + your term

i.e. USGG2YR or UST1M
posted by jckll at 2:30 PM on March 25, 2010

If the symbols are hard to find or do not exist, than they may not convey the information you wish to convey on your website.

Keep it simple.
posted by MrGeorgeKaplan at 10:55 PM on March 25, 2010

Response by poster: MrGeorgeKaplan - we're not showing the symbols themselves, but have a way of using a specific symbol and displaying the reported data: change, percent change, value, etc. In other words, we wouldn't show ^TYNX, but it's "real name" 30 Year Treasury Bond, and its data.
posted by fijiwriter at 7:19 AM on March 26, 2010

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