I built a trading strategy that is based on a pool of all the symbols available on NYSE, Nasdaq, and AMEX.
I don't like the idea of trading symbols that are ETFs. For example, the symbol TVIX, which is some velocity shares 2x leveraged bull****, is not something that I want to trade.
Is there a list maintained somewhere of the symbols on these exchanges, and which ones represent ETFs or other funds? I've looked all over the place and can't seem to find anything that differentiates symbols in this way.