Disclaimer: I am very new to investing, so please forgive me if my question is too naive and ambiguous.
My problem that I don't understand how it is so complex to identify an individual stock.
I find things like:
- ISIN (which looks like it is not enough)
- FIGI (which looks like a nice idea but I don't know where to find this in my trader1)
- Ticker Symbol (which is also not enough)
- Exchange Symbol (which is confusing and also not clear in my trader1)
Real case scenario: if I want to find the stock of Tesla I see 3 different results:
Two of them are have the same Ticker Symbol (but different Exchange symbol), the other one has another Ticker Symbol.
If I look for ISIN there is also ambiguity, these are results from DeGiro searching by the Facebook ISIN:
What can I do to resolve my confusion?
For the Ticket Symbol un-accuracy I extract this from GoogleFinance API documentation:
It’s mandatory to use both the exchange symbol and ticker symbol for accurate results and to avoid discrepancies. For example, use “NASDAQ:GOOG” instead of “GOOG.”
Also is worth to consider that I am writing from Europe and I am noticing how much the documentation about all the stock market is US focused.
I am reading these:
An I am still finding it confusing