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Here are some pointers. First of all: What you list as a Reuters RIC, RSF.ANY.AAPL.OQ, is not really a RIC, only the AAPL.OQ is. The initial part is some stuff which is essentially site specific and tells me that you are working on a site that has a legacy RTIC infrastructure (some Reuters/TIBCO technology which is quite old these days and for all ...

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Bloomberg equity codes are usually quite easy to derive if you know the ticker (though you may have to replace dashes/spaces/slashes for preferred and multi-class shares). This is just for equities though and this is definitely not the case for futures. RICs are a different story. In the US, you need to know on what exchange the ticker is listed to get the ...

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Yes, Thomson Reuters RIC codes are case-sensitive. I believe the confusion comes from the fact that some frontends will 'assist' you if you misspell and automatically convert. That's just a trick. This doesn't change the fact that at the API level it is case-sensitive. In other words: if you are doing your own application you should definitely think of RIC ...

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Macrobond, a swedish company might be something to consider. http://www.macrobond.com/

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I will be adding here some resources that I found during the research, hopefully it will turn useful for others: http://www.linkedin.com/groups/master-symbol-database-most-cost-98173.S.51776671 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reuters_Instrument_Code

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There are a few things to consider: Price On average Thomson Reuters is known to be less costly than Bloomberg. One thing to consider when looking to save money is that most vendors will use some kind of ladder pricing. So if you cannot get rid of either Bloomberg or Thomson Reuters completely then you may not save as much as you expected. Technology ...

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I don't know exactly about Reuters but often implied volas in the Black 76 world are quoted (forward) ATM. Thus the forward equals the strike and they dissappear from the formula: $$C = E[(F-K)^+] = \exp(- r t) (F N(d_1) - K N(d_2))$$ and $d_1 = (\log(F/K)+\sigma^2/2T)/(\sigma \sqrt{T})$ and $d_2 = d_1 - \sigma \sqrt{T}$, see e.g. here. In the ATM case ...

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Reuters uses a proprietary model defined StarMine structural/SmartRatios Credit Risk model that has been developed by themselves and provided with the Reuters data service. It does not exist a formal definition or paper about the model, in which it is explained how to get that score; Reuters simply explains roughly what is in its website without going into ...

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Reuters is making a huge push with their Eikon terminals. I think their prices are under NDA but you can often get one at a big discount to the \$1700/month the Bloomberg charges and they are starting to close the feature gap. You'll still need to pay the market data fees if you want real time quotes, but those fees can often be in the low 100/month range ...

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If you're on the buy-side, you could also ask whether any of your counter parties may have what you need. For example, when it comes to fixed income data, Barclays Live and Morgan Markets (free to clients) may very well be better.

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CME group has free Swap curves. It also seems that they have quotes on the product feature page. Hope this works for you, -if it does, maybe you can comment about the costs when you find out. Thanks.

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I think your request is too broad. ITUB, for example is an Italian company and has ADRs traded in several stock exchanges. Hence, if you do search in Eikon, you find multiple tickers for it. And I failed to find critea, which could yield single return value for each tickers you supplied. I used request: =RSearch("Equity", "TickerSymbol:" & B3 & ...

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Each vendor has their own symbology universe and each exchange, market, or country may have their own standard identifiers. To date the majority of identifiers have also been dynamic, i.e. when a company renames, merges, relocates, the identifier may change. Some symbology systems operate on different levels of granularity whereby prices can be filtered to ...

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try www.tr8tool.com. It looks like they have a bunch of major names already mapped.

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Bloomberg provides unique identifiers, I assume Reuters does the same thing. It might be a good idea to use those, or at least track them. Presumably you have pricing data on each of these? You could always check a few close prices against each other to check if you have matched the strings correctly.

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