Nielson Holdings(NLSN) Added To SP 500, Sprint(S) removed after close on 7/8/2013
Author: LenMoz
Creation Date: 7/10/2013 5:04 PM
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LenMoz

#1
Two days later, "Supported Symbols" still shows "S" but not "NLSN". Will WS Supported Symbols be updated?

My (admittedly Sandbox) strategy is intended to trade S&P 500 stocks. If the strategy were available to subscribers, I would have liked this change to have been made before market close on the 8th.

Len
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Eugene

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Our system will make the change after an update to the list of constituents is detected. However, S&P Dow Jones is not as fast as you! Their list of constituents right now is still at end of June:

http://us.spindices.com/indices/equity/sp-500

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LenMoz

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If this were a published system, I would see that as a problem. I would be advertising this strategy as trading the S&P 500 stocks. As such, I would not want to be signaling Subscribers into Sprint this week. I actually changed my WLP portfolio ahead of my Monday strategy run (signals for Tuesday).

But, it's not a published system, so make your change when you will.
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Eugene

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Update: we're working on a switchover to a different, more timely source that tracks updates in index components. We expect the transition to be finished ASAP, and then the list of supported symbols will be updated.
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Eugene

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Update: NLSN has been added.