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I cant seem to find a straight answer anywhere on Google for this. I would like to create a master list of all known mutual funds and their ticker symbol.

Is it possible to get this data from Edgar's FTP? Is there a particular form that registered investment companies have to file that would have this information that I could crawl the Edgar index for?

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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for the responses. One more quick question, if I crawled the Edgar FTP for all form N-Qs and then took a distinct list off all of the Series/Contracts, what would that give me? Sorry for the ignorance, this is definitely not my field of expertise. Is a Series/Contract with a Ticker symbol a mutual fund? $\endgroup$ – bendud Nov 20 '14 at 1:53
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There is little chance that you find a single database that holds all the mutual funds in the world, especially for free.

Some companies made a business out of this, such as Morningstar. They will also provide you with the prospectus, historical data when available, and other useful information. But obviously you'll have to pay for that.

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If you are interested in using Yahoo Finance then you can download this spreadsheet which currently contains approximately 4919 Mutual Funds & their Tickers. hope it helps:

http://investexcel.net/all-yahoo-finance-stock-tickers/

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