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Companies data clarifications

Hi, Querying Eikon API in Python i get some data that i don't understand and i hope you can help me.

1. As you can see in the image, i'm asking for US market instruments. Why i get instruments like data.pk that are quoted in Pakistan?

2. The firsts 4 instruments look the same to me, but have different RIC. Are they different Companies or are the same as the fourth?

2.1 If they are not the same, why there are no company data, ticker, and so on?

2.2 If they are the same, why the first 3 are in Pakistan and the fourth is in Nasdaq?

3. The Data.O RIC actually is not in Nasdaq anymore, now is an OTC. How can get the start and ending date of the ticker when it was quoted in Nasdaq?

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@veyrejulien,

To add to Chavalit's answer:

I'm not a data specialist, but .PK is not for Pakistan (.KA is the Karachi exchange), PK stands for PINK which is for OTC (Over The Counter) and grey market traded instruments. In other words, RICs with that extension are from the US.

The most recent date corresponds to the current valid RIC: DTRK.PK. The other RICs are old and no longer valid, I guess the instrument must have changed name in time. As Chavalit suggested, leaving out the date delivers the latest values, for all fields.

As a general rule, the current name of a RIC should be used in all requests.

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Hi @veyrejulien

I am not data expert but I can see that you got multiple lines on a single instrument because of the parameters.


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Hi @chavalit.jintamalit & @Christiaan Meihsl, thanks a lot you for the explanation!

I forgot to mention that I'm trying to get all companies quoted in US markets from January 2007 till today with relative Symbol, Name and Start/End quoting dates. My end goal is to create a daily environment using fundamentals and backtest my algo with minute-bars for every day for the last 12 years. I just don't understand how can I get the data that i need for every point in time. Can you please point me to the right direction? I'm using the right tool or maybe is better if I try with TRTH?

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@veyrejulien, if you want 12 years history of 1 minute bars, then yes, you are right, TRTH is the product to use.

Oh, thanks!
I've tried to connect to the TRTH Api with my Eikon user and pass but seems that are not working. Do you know where I can find the correct ones?

@veyrejulien, TRTH is a separate fee liable product, and requires its own credentials. If you do not have this product you need to contact your local Refinitiv account manager.