Info for Canadian Investors

StockMarketEye supports Canadian securities from the Toronto Exchange (TSX), the Canadian Venture Exchange (CNDX), the Canadian Securities Exchange and the NEO Exchange. 

You can also setup your Portfolios to be denominated in Canadian dollars.

Ticker Symbols for Canadian Stocks

You can search for ticker symbols of the securities you want to track using the "Ticker Symbol" field of the entry window.

Although the first entry in the search results is often from a US exchange, you can see the exchange on which the symbol trades under the name on the right-hand side of the search results.

Yahoo Finance Ticker Symbols

Ticker symbols for securities that trade on non-US exchanges have an  exchange suffix added by Yahoo! Finance in order to differentiate them from securities on other exchanges that have the same symbol.

In the case of Canadian securities that trade on the TSX, their ticker symbols are suffixed with a “.TO” while those that trade on the Venture exchange are suffixed with a “.V”. For example, Suncor, whose ticker symbol on the TSX is “SU”, on Yahoo! Finance is “ SU.TO”. Canadian Western Bank on the TSX is “CWB” but on Yahoo! Finance is “CWB.TO”. ZoomAway Travel Inc, which trades on the Venture exchange as “ZMA”, is “ZMA.V” on Yahoo! Finance.

MSN Ticker Symbols

MSN Money also has their own system of ticker symbol naming, but their ticker symbols can not be directly entered or searched for in StockMarketEye - You must search by name for the security you are interested in and select it from the dropdown search results list. MSN Money tickers have the green butterfly logo on the left.

Note that Yahoo's data is generally more extensive and complete than MSN Money data. Therefore, we recommend using Yahoo Finance ticker symbols, and only use MSN Money ticker symbols if Yahoo's data for the security you are interested in is incomplete or non-existent.  

Setup Portfolios for Canadian Dollars

In StockMarketEye, each portfolio has a currency in which the total value of the portfolio is displayed. Within the portfolio, you can have items denominated in different currencies. StockMarketEye will convert the value of those items to the currency of the portfolio, when calculating the portfolio’s total value.

To change a portfolio’s currency, select your portfolio in the Folders list, then click on the "More" menu on the toolbar and select Properties from the dropdown.

On the Properties screen, go to the “Portfolio” tab. Here you can change the "Portfolio Currency" from US Dollars to Canadian Dollars. Click the Apply button for the changes to take effect.

Please Note

It is best to set the correct currency when you create the portfolio or at the latest, before adding any transactions to the portfolio. Changing the currency after you already have added transactions may lead to inconsistent values due to exchange rate differences (changing the currency of the portfolio does not change exchange rate values of any transactions you have entered). If this happens to you, you can verify the currency and exchange rates of all your transactions in the Transactions report and then modify them if necessary. Finally, you may then need to rebuild the portfolio from the transactions.

By default, StockMarketEye creates portfolios with US Dollars as the currency. You can change this, as well as the currency used in the top-level "Portfolios" group, to use Canadian Dollars.

See: Changing the Default Currency

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