Trading Basics
ASX - Trading Product Codes

All financial products on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) have a unique designator, or ASX code. Occasionally, products are referred to as their ASX code over their full name. The ASX codes are as follows:

Fully Paid Ordinary Shares

A three letter ASX code.

Eg. ANZ
for Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited

Preference Shares

A five letter ASX code where the fourth letter is a ‘P’, and the first three letters represent the company that the preference share belongs to.

Eg. CMLPA
for Coles Myer’s Preference Share

Instalment Receipts (Contributing Shares)

A five letter ASX code where the fourth letter is a ‘C’, and the first three letters represent the company that the instalment receipt is issued for.

Eg. TLSCB
for Telstra Corporation Limited’s T2 Share Offering

Warrants

A six letter ASX code where the fourth letter is mainly a ‘W’ but can also be an ‘E’ or an ‘I’, and the first three letters represent the company that the warrant is issued against.

Eg. BHPWMA
for A BHP Billiton warrant issued by Macquarie Bank

Company Issued Options

Either a four or five letter ASX code where the fourth letter is a ‘O’, and the first three letters represent the company that issued the option and for which the option is for. If the company only has one company option on issue, it will be XYZO where XYZ is the ASX code of the company. If it has more than one, they will be designated as XYZOA, XYZOB and so forth.

Eg. ACSO
for Accent Resources NL Company Option

Options

A five letter ASX code where the first three letters represent the company that the option is issued against. The fourth letter can be anything except will not be P, O, or C.

Eg. WOWDM
for Woolworths Limited Option

Indices

A three letter ASX code where the first letter is an ‘X’

Eg. XNJ
for S&P/ASX 200 - Industrials