FAQs: How to Get Real-Time Quotes

  • How do I find a symbol for an international security?

    Before you can search for symbols, you'll need to apply online for international trading. You can enroll for international trading from the Accounts & Trade tab on the Fidelity.com home page. Select Update Accounts/Features, then log in and choose the link for International Trading, where you will be able to sign up. After you're approved, go to the International Stock Trading page, and in Find Symbol, enter the company name or its SEDOL (similar to U.S. CUSIP). A page will display with the company's choices of symbols and countries. Find the security that you want a quote for, and select Quote. A quote displays for that security. When you enter a foreign security’s symbol, make sure you format it correctly. You need to enter the symbol followed by a colon (:) and the country’s two-letter country code. The symbol may be different depending on the country the security is trading in, and the security can trade in more than one country. For example, Barclays Bank trades in London under BARC:GB and in Germany under BCY:DE.

  • How do I get a quote for an international security?

    Before you can access quotes and place trades, you’ll need to apply online for international trading. You can enroll for international trading from Accounts & Trade, Update Accounts/Features, select International Trading, and then sign up for international trading. After you’re approved, quotes are available for international stocks using the Get Quote Tool along the top of Fidelity.com or within your International Stock Trading page. Enter the symbol and the Quote page appears. Although the real-time primary market quote is displayed, international orders may execute on the primary exchange, or they may execute on ECNs, ATSs or regional exchanges within the market.