# Symbols for DAX from Alpha Vantage

I found the website https://www.alphavantage.co as an alternative for yahoo finance stock API.

I am interested in the top 30 DAX symbols, but I seem to cannot find them on Alpha Vantage. Is there a list of supported stock exchange markets and symbols, where I can look for that?

Please use BMV instead of BMW (I don't know Alpha Vantage reasons for it)

Playing a little bit it looks the symbol for the index is just DAX:

https://www.alphavantage.co/query?function=TIME_SERIES_INTRADAY&symbol=DAX&interval=1min&apikey=MYAPIKEY


"1. Information": "Intraday (1min) prices and volumes",
"2. Symbol": "DAX",
"3. Last Refreshed": "2018-02-23 15:13:00",
"4. Interval": "1min",
"5. Output Size": "Compact",
"6. Time Zone": "US/Eastern"


So if you try any of the stocks belonging to the DAX you´ll see if they are available on Alpha Vantage. Just replace XXSYMBOLXX with the one you are interested and use your API KEY instead of MYAPIKEY:

https://www.alphavantage.co/query?function=TIME_SERIES_INTRADAY&symbol=XXSYMBOLXX&interval=1min&apikey=MYAPIKEY

• If I use this: alphavantage.co/… I have data: { "Meta Data": { "1. Information": "Intraday (1min) prices and volumes", "2. Symbol": "BMV", "3. Last Refreshed": "2018-02-23 11:01:00", "4. Interval": "1min", "5. Output Size": "Compact", "6. Time Zone": "US/Eastern" }, "Time Series (1min)": { "2018-02-23 11:01:00": { "1. open": "2.8890", "2. high": "2.8890", Click my link in this comment and you see.
– J_P
Feb 24 '18 at 16:04
• This is also working: alphavantage.co/…
– J_P
Feb 24 '18 at 16:30
• Try BMV instead of BMW (Don't ask me why... we need to ask alpha avantage :)
– J_P
Feb 24 '18 at 17:11
• SAP is working too: alphavantage.co/…
– J_P
Feb 24 '18 at 17:13
• – J_P
Feb 26 '18 at 20:42

Firstly some background:

DAX is a German stock market index for blue chip companies. It has 30 components.

AlphaVantage does not officially support European exchanges.

So, you cannot query AlphaVantage for the 30 DAX stocks at all, although some might have ADRs listed in USA, it won't represent the actual European trading at all.

In addition they don't actually respond to questions on their forums about coverage: https://www.alpha-vantage.community/post/ukeuropean-stock-prices-9676329

Some are exposed, but others are not. I suspect AlphaVantage is just scraping its data from somewhere undisclosed and does not even have a true understanding of international trading, currencies, etc.

AlphaVantage returns all the DAX (and FTSE, CAC, MIB etc.) components fine, you just have to add the appropriate suffix i.e. BMW.FRK (BMW) and AIR.PAR (Airbus).

Best way to use it is to install the free Excel/Google Sheets add-on and then use the =AVSearchEquitySymbol(search string) function.

I do all my AlphaVantage testing on Google Sheets, before writing code.

The symbol for the DAX is ^GDAXI , in case you came here via Google. https://www.alpha-vantage.community/post/world-indexes-9627480

To find prices for FTSE stocks on Alpha Vantage you stick the .LON suffix on the symbol:

e.g.

curl https://www.alphavantage.co/query?function=GLOBAL_QUOTE&symbol=AZN.LON&apikey=APIKEY