Info for European Investors

StockMarketEye supports Euro-denominated securities from many of the European stock exchanges (Milano, Paris, Frankfurt, Madrid, Lisbon, Amsterdam... just to name a few). 

You can also setup your portfolios to be denominated in Euros.

Ticker Symbols for European Securities

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 Euro securities, this can be any of the suffixes for any of the European markets. For example, stocks that trade in Paris are suffixed with “.PA”. For example, BNP Paribas, whose ticker symbol on the Paris exchange is “BNP”, on Yahoo! Finance is “BNP.PA”. Unione di Banche Italiane Scpa on the Milano exchange on Yahoo! Finance is “UBI.MI”. Siemens Aktiengesellschaft on the XETRA exchange on Yahoo! Finance is “SIE.DE” (or “SIE.F” on the Frankfurt exchange).

Here are some of the most common European exchange suffixes:

  • .PA - Paris
  • .MI - Milano
  • .DE - XETRA
  • .F - Frankfurt
  • .AS - Amsterdam
  • .LS - Lisbon
  • .MA - Madrid

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 Euros

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.

On the Properties screen, go to the “Portfolio” tab. Here you can change the "Portfolio Currency" from US Dollars to Euros. 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.

Default Currency Settings

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 Euros.

See: Changing the Default Currency

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