Chapter 2 Getting started

This section contains general information about querying companies and commodities for both the API and the dashboard.

If you have been given an API key, visit the API section. If you have been given access to the FinTxt dashboard, visit the dashboard section.

2.1 Languages

FinTxt news intensity values are based on news articles. These articles are written in either one of the following languages:

  1. English
  2. French
  3. German
  4. Arabic
  5. Russian

When you retrieve news intensities, you can either select one of these languages or opt to use the aggregate of all languages (‘total’).

2.2 Selecting companies

When using the API or the dashboard, you should query companies by using their Reuters Instrument Code.

2.3 Selecting commodities

You can query the API and dashboard for either companies or commodities (but not a mix of both). The following commodities are available:

  • corn
  • oats
  • rice
  • soybeans
  • rapeseed
  • wheat
  • milk
  • cocoa
  • coffee
  • cotton
  • sugar
  • oranges
  • ethanol
  • propane
  • copper
  • lead
  • zinc
  • tin
  • aluminium
  • nickel
  • cobalt
  • molybdenum
  • steel
  • gold
  • platinum
  • palladium
  • silver
  • rubber
  • wool
  • amber