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Canada ETF Metadata

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This feed provides a list of all ETFs within Canada, with over 100 columns capturing granular reference data and investment objectives. Fields in the list include Composite Name, Index, Index Weighting Scheme, Index Provider, Expense Ratio, Sponsor, Description, and Smart Beta Type.  

This data set is specifically designed to support website & app development and investment research focused on ETFs. It captures granular ETF data fields such as index weighting scheme and smart beta classifications that are not available from traditional data sources. 

The First Bridge Philosophy

The key principles that underly First Bridge's data structure are: 

  • Multi-Dimensional: Every ETF in the world is tagged on multiple dimensions. For example, the 'Wisdom Tree International Hedged Dividend Growth ETF' is tagged as 'Equity', 'Developed', 'Ex-US', 'Currency hedged', 'Dividend weighted', 'Growth', etc. This multi-dimensional tagging is of the utmost importance since the analysis of ETFs could start on any of these dimensions. 
  • Consistent: While multi-dimensional tagging is important, a uniform standard must be applied on individual dimensions. For example, on sector & industry, the data stays consistent with the Global Industry Classification System (GICS) hierarchy 
  • Prospectus Based: If an investment manager classifies an ETF as 'growth', then it will be classified as 'growth' within the data. Doing so simplifies the data as there is no industry-wide agreement on how to define specific dimensions (i.e. growth or value). Additionally, it avoids confusion (i.e. if the manager labeled an ETF as 'growth' and it was to be labeled as 'value' within the data lists, it would complicate ETF search and analysis). 
  • Extensible: New types of ETFs are consistently being brought to market. Therefore, First Bridge constantly monitors the ETF universe and has a flexible database where new 'tagging' fields are added as appropriate, all while maintaining consistency on existing fields. 
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Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find the most frequently asked questions about this data feed. We have also curated some resources to help you get started, listed on the right. As always, feel free to chat with us if you have any questions.
What ETFs are covered in this feed?

All Canadian listed ETFs are included in this feed. In total, that amounts to around 800 ETFs.

What data is included in the feed?

Over 100 columns capturing granular reference data and investment objectives. Fields in the list include Composite Name, Index, Index Weighting Scheme, Index Provider, Expense Ratio, Sponsor, Description, and Smart Beta Type. This data is current only - there is no history available.

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Endpoints

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CSV Downloads are limited according to the matrix below. If you exceed the limit, the system will return a 429 error. If you need to download a larger dataset, we recommend browsing our Financial Data Downloads , which allow you to download massive datasets for a flat fee.

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https://api.intrinio.com/indices.csv?type=economic?query=GDP
https://api.intrinio.com/data_point.csv?identifier=AAPL&item=marketcap/beta

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Functions

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ETF Metadata

Returns detailed information and classifications on exchange traded funds.

Endpoint:

Parameters

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Name Description Example
identifier
* required
The identifier of an exchange traded fund (ticker, CUSIP, ISIN, RIC). IGM
exchange
* required
The stock exchange code (mic), to specify the exchange for the returned list of exchange traded funds. -
query
* required
A string query search of security name or ticker symbol with the returned results being the relevant securities in compacted list format. Apple
page_number
* required
An integer greater than or equal to 1 for specifying the page number for the return values. -
page_size
* required
An integer greater than or equal to 1 for specifying the number of results on each page. -
hide_paging
* required
Hide first row of paging information.
Options:
true
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Output Fields

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Name Description Type Example
name string VelocityShares 3x Long Gold ETN linked to the S&P GSCI Gold Index
ticker string UGLD
figi_ticker string UGLD:US
share_class_figi string BBG001SHHYT5
ric string UGLD.P
cusip string 22542D688
isin string US22542D6884
sedol string B757T29
exchange_mic string XNAS
sponsor string Velocity Shares
type string Global Commodities & Metals
description string The VelocityShares 3x Long Gold ETNs linked to the S&P GSCI Gold Index ER (the “ETNs”) are senior, unsecured obligations of Credit Suisse AG (“Credit Suisse”) acting through its Nassau branch...
inception_date date 2011-10-14
data_change_date date 2017-06-30
close_date date 2017-06-30
data_status string A
is_live_listed string true
legal_structure string ETN
intraday_nav_ticker string IGM.IV
management_fees string -
distribution_fees string -
other_fund_expenses string -
gross_expense_ratio string -
fee_waivers string -
net_expense_ratio string 0.0135
asset_class string Commodities & Metals
other_asset_types string Not Applicable
market_cap_range string Broad Market / Multi-Cap
us_market_cap_coverage string -
ex_sp500 string -
holds_only_nyse_stocks string -
holds_only_nasdaq_stocks string -
growth_value_tilt string Core / Blend
growth_type string -
value_type string -
sector string Technology
industry_group string -
industry string -
sub_industry string -
cross_sector_theme string -
natural_resources_type string -
ex_financials string -
ex_technology string -
us_or_ex_us string Global
developed_emerging string Funds Combining Developed & Emerging Exposure
specialized_region string -
continent string -
latin_america_sub_group string -
europe_sub_group string -
asia_sub_group string -
specific_country string -
china_listing_location string -
us_state string -
real_estate string -
index_weighting_scheme string Other Weighting
market_cap_weighting_type string -
fundamental_weighting_type string -
dividend_weighting_type string -
bond_type string -
government_bond_types string -
municipal_bond_region string -
municipal_vrdo string -
mortgage_bond_types string -
bond_tax_status string -
credit_quality string -
average_maturity string -
specific_maturity_year string -
bond_currency_denomination string -
laddered string -
zero_coupon string -
floating_rate string -
build_america_bonds string -
commodity_types string Gold / Metals
energy_type string -
agricultural_type string -
metal_type string Gold
inverse_leveraged string Leveraged (3x)
target_date_multi_asset_type string -
currency_hedged string -
currency_pair string -
social_environmental_type string -
clean_energy_type string -
dividend_type string -
regular_dividend_payor_type string -
holds_ml_ps string -
holds_preferred_stock string -
holds_closed_end_funds string -
quant_strategies_type string -
other_quant_models string -
hedge_fund_type string -
derivatives_based string Derivatives Based
holds_ad_rs string -
index_linked string Passive
distribution_frequency string -
includes_short_exposure string -
index_name string -
parent_index string S&P GSCI Total Return Index
index_family string S&P GSCI Commodity Indices
broader_index_family string S&P Commodity Indices
index_provider string S&P DJ Indices
fund_family string VelocityShares Metal ETN
index_ticker string SPGSGCP
etn_issuing_bank string Credit Suisse
etn_maturity_date date 2031-10-14
livestock string -
dynamic_futures_roll string -
index_provider_code string SPDJINDICES
single_category_designation string Leveraged / Inverse
registered_countries string United States
issuing_entity string -
issuing_entity_country_code string US
ucits string -
replication_structure string Synthetic
domicile string US
base_currency string USD
listing_currency string USD
fund_listing_date date 2011-10-14
listing_country_code string US
primary_ticker string UGLD:US
primary_ticker_country_code string US
primary_listing_region string US
listing_region string US
smartvs_traditional_beta string Leveraged/Inverse
smartvs_traditional_beta_level2 string Leveraged/Inverse
income_category string -
interest_rate_hedged string -
etp_structure_type string ETN
month_end_assets string 91.245
firstbridge_id Vendor ID for the ETF string -
firstbridge_parent_id Vendor ID for the ETF that is the parent of this ETF string -

Sample Data

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