One of the first questions I’m asked by investors / traders interested in warrants is “how do I find warrants to trade or invest in?” Since I’m asked this question so often, I finally decided to put together a list of ALL the warrants currently trading on the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ National Market.
Below, I’ll tell you exactly how to put that list together yourself. But, putting together the list along with the actual terms, like the strike price and the expiration date of the warrants, takes a lot of time and effort. If you can’t invest the time, or find pouring through SEC documents overwhelming, I’ve already done it for you.
The list is in the form of an Excel database and is fully searchable and sortable. It includes not only the warrants and their underlying common, but the warrant terms (e.g. one warrant plus $5 equals one common), the expiration date, and the exchange on which the warrant is traded as well. The database includes all NYSE and Nasdaq National Market warrants and you can find it here.
Or, if you’re a DIYer, settle in for a great “how to put together a comprehensive list of warrants” read below, and get crackin’.
Putting Together Your List of Warrants
There are many ways to find outstanding stock warrants. New stock warrants are listed on a regular basis, so if you want to be up-to-date on what warrants are trading you need to set up a system to capture the newest listings. Listings of stock warrants currently outstanding can be found on the websites of the various U.S. exchanges.
There is no universal format for a warrant listing. Often the warrant symbol will be the symbol of the underlying with a “W” attached to the end, such as ABCDW. Sometimes a “WS” is attached to the end of the underlying symbol. And yet other times a letter representing the class of warrant may be attached. So a Class A warrant may be listed as the underlying with an “A” on the end, or ABCDA.
Finding Stock Warrants Listed on Exchanges
Warrants that are currently listed for trading can be found here. On the left-hand side of the page there is a drop-down menu that allows you to get a list of all stocks trading on the Nasdaq and NYSE (Other Exchanges is the option to choose to get this list).
Find Newly Issued Warrants with Google Alerts
One of the best ways to track new stock warrant offerings is to set an alert in Google. Simply go to your Google page and select “More”. Then under “Specialized Search” click the “Alerts” link. This will bring up a form.
In the form enter the term “warrant offering” or “stock warrants”. If you only put in the word “warrant” you’ll get alerts filled with the latest criminal warrant news. This can be entertaining, but time consuming when you only want stock warrants. You can set the number of emails you wish to receive with your selected search word and how often you receive them.
Additional Listings of Warrants
All of the above ways to find stock warrants are free. You may also find stock warrants in the listings of paid subscription business papers such as The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) or Investor’s Business Daily (IBD). But if you’re willing to put in the time and effort you can compose a fairly definitive list of warrants for free using the sites and tools listed above. Or, you can simply click here for the database we’ve already put together.
If you’d like a more detailed description of how I find warrants to trade, as well as a step-by-step description of how I find warrant terms, enter your email in the box below for a free link to a detailed guide on the tools I use.
If you’d like to know how to actually make money trading warrants, check out my eBook, Grow and Protect Your Money with Stock Warrants. You’ll learn a number of the profitable warrant trading strategies that I’ve been using for years to make money in stock warrants.
Thanks, and good luck in your trading!