What is a Ticker?

Author: Sid Arora
Sid Arora
Sid Arora
Investment Banking | Hedge Fund | Private Equity

Currently an investment analyst focused on the TMT sector at 1818 Partners (a New York Based Hedge Fund), Sid previously worked in private equity at BV Investment Partners and BBH Capital Partners and prior to that in investment banking at UBS.

Sid holds a BS from The Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon.

Reviewed By: Rohan Arora
Rohan Arora
Rohan Arora
Investment Banking | Private Equity

Mr. Arora is an experienced private equity investment professional, with experience working across multiple markets. Rohan has a focus in particular on consumer and business services transactions and operational growth. Rohan has also worked at Evercore, where he also spent time in private equity advisory.

Rohan holds a BA (Hons., Scholar) in Economics and Management from Oxford University.

Last Updated:April 12, 2022

A ticker is set of characters representing an asset listed on a stock exchange. All publicly traded companies have their own ticker symbol (i.e. AAPL = Apple, GS = Goldman Sachs, F = Ford). Stocks traded on the NYSE are made up of up to 3 characters, all stocks on the NASDAQ have 4 characters, stocks on the FTSE have up to 4.

Mutual funds and ETF’s also have ticker symbols although these frequently contain numbers and an X to differentiate them from normal stocks.

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