Following on the tails of Chip's announcement about the addition of futures contracts (click here), the Scan Engine now supports futures as well. There are two new indexes and a new instrument type to choose from.
Futures symbols will start with the “^” character. For example: ^GCG12 for the Gold – Feb 2012 (EOD) contract.
In the Advanced UI you can find futures via:
[type = future]
The new exchanges are the CME and ICE. To target specific exchanges use the following:
[exchange = CME]
[exchange = ICE]
The 'type' and 'exchange' fields can be selected from the Ticker Properties list in the Scan Builder section:
To scan for futures contracts In the Standard UI, first change the drop down list to display 'Futures':
Note that if 'Futures' is not selected first, as shown in the previous image, searching for ICE and CME symbols will yield no results.
As Chip mentioned in his posting, StockCharts will continue to add even more futures symbols over the coming weeks!