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Ekonomys Futures

May 2018: We are releasing a new version of Ekonomys products, based on the new Yahoo Finance data streams.
As of today, Ekonomys component and Ekonomys Quotes module are available; in the following days, the rest of Ekonomys modules will also be released.
Ekonomys Futures
The future is here: Ekonomys Futures (former WISro Yahoo Futures) is an AJAX module for Joomla 1.5/2.5/3.x that offers up to 3 tickers displaying commodity futures - energy (oil, gas, gasoline), precious metals and so on. Quick display exchange information from various markets (including NYMEX, COMEX traded commodities with termination of trading information) from the Yahoo Finance data streams.
29.90 €

Last updated: March 03, 2014 ver. 8 rev.4 - see Revision History for details.

April 15, 2013 - version 8 rev.0 is released, featuring new jQuery scroller !

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Ekonomys Future is a Joomla AJAX module designed to display up to 3 tickers containing stock exchange information for commodity futures from Yahoo Finance, with various display options: vertical/horizontal, static or scroller - see Configuration tab for details and possible combinations.

Contains library for NYMEX traded commodities containing both symbol's description and termination of trading schedule.

April 15, 2013 - version 8 rev.0

  • jQuery endless scrolling tickers for Quotes, Currencies, Futures
  • automatic table/inline layout according to static/scroller setup
  • unique ID removed - automatically using module ID instead

May 2012: added Futures Symbols with Delivery Months for commodities: Grains & Soy, Meats, Softs & Fibers, Currencies, Stock Indices, Interest Rates - follow link to see live tickers

August 18, 2011 - Last added features - version  6 rev.0:

  • Joomla 1.7 compatibility
  • Dynamic set the number of decimals on displayed symbol trade value

Version 5 rev.0 - January 2011: WISro Yahoo Futures ticker becomes Ekonomys Futures!

  • version for Joomla 1.0 is obsolete
  • added: use component link paramaters
  • added: display of last trade date/time
  • Ekonomys extensions: common versioning information

Automatic symbol naming based on current date, configured time offset and termination of trading from the library (if data listed there for the commodity) - for example, in the ticker one may add CL (Light Sweet Crude Oil) and the module will display the information for the next traded month, if no other time offset specified, adding the month code, year and market termination (for August 22, 2009, the result will be CLU09.NYM and the data will be retreived for September 2009).

Demo for Ekonomys Futures can be found at finance.wis.ro

Futures and library information

The following NYMEX traded commodity futures information is included in the Ekonomys Futures  library:

Energy :

  • Light Sweet Crude Oil (CL)
  • Brent Crude Oil (BZ)
  • Heating Oil (HO)
  • Natural Gas (NG)
  • RBOB Gasoline (RB)
  • Ethanol (QE)
  • Gulf Coast Gasoline (LR)
  • Gulf Coast ULSD (LU)
  • New York Harbor ULSD (LH)
  • Russian Export Blend Crude Oil (RE)
  • PJM Electricity (JM)
  • Singapore Fuel Oil 380 cst Swap (HZ)
  • Propane (PN)
  • Uranium (UX)

Metals - including COMEX:

  • Gold (GC)
  • Silver (SI)
  • Copper (HG)
  • Aluminium (AL)
  • Hot-Rolled Coil Steel (HR)
  • Platinum (PL)
  • Palladium (PA)
  • Asian Gold (QS)
  • Asian Platinum (QR)
  • Asian Palladium (QT)


  • Australian Dollar (AD)   CME
  • British Pound (BP)   CME
  • Canadian Dollar (CD)   CME
  • US Dollar Index (DX)    ICE
  • EuroFx (EU)    CME
  • Japanese Yen (JY)   CME
  • Swiss Franc (SF)   CME

Stock Indices

  • Dow Jones Industrials (DJ)   CBOT
  • Nasdaq-100 (ND)   CME
  • S & P 500 (SP)   CME

Interest Rates

  • Eurodollars(ED)    CME
  • 5-Yr T-Notes (FV)    CBOT
  • Municipal Bonds (MB)   CBOT
  • 2-Yr T-Notes (TU)   CBOT
  • 10-Yr T-Notes (TY)   CBOT
  • 30-Yr T-Bonds    CBOT

Grains & Soy Complex

  • Soybean Oil (BO)   CBOT
  • Corn (C0   CBOT
  • Kansas City Wheat (KW)   KCBT
  • Oats (O)   CBOT
  • Soybeans (S)   CBOT
  • Soybean Meal (SM)   CBOT
  • Wheat (W)   CBOT


  • Feeder Cattle (FC)   CME
  • Live Cattle (LC)   CME
  • Lean Hogs (LH)   CME
  • Pork Bellies (PB)   CME
  • Milk Class III (DA)   CME

Softs & Fibers

  • Rice (RR)   CBOT
  • Cocoa (CC)   ICE
  • Cotton (CT)   ICE
  • Coffee (KC)   ICE
  • Lumber (LB)   CME
  • Orange Juice (JO)   ICE
  • Sugar #11 (SB)   ICE

To list any of the above symbols in the tickers, you have to add the corresponding code for the commodity (e.g. GC for Gold)

{glossarbot=disable}The ticker can use any other futures symbol listed on Yahoo Finance, using one the following rules:

  1. SYMBOL* (e.g. PB*)- in this case the configured DefaultMarker parameter's value will be added at the end of the symbol (default value is set to NYM)
  2. SYMBOL*.MARKET (e.g. AL*.CMX)
  3. direct symbol insertion (e.g. AWU09.CBT) - search Yahoo Finance site for symbol's code {glossarbot=enable}

Version details

Version 1.0:

  • JavaScript ticker scrollers
  • configurable usage of symbols' description from module's library (instead of the default naming from Yahoo), if the symbol's data is found there
  • configurable dual load mechanism: in place/on load event
  • multiple module instance handling
  • automatically start/stop buttons on mouse hover/manual/dual mode control, offering the user control over each ticker
  • configurable background color, border width and color
  • AJAX configurable parameter for optimum refresh interval;
  • dual AJAX/cache controlled refresh system
  • configurable scrolling/static information display
  • optional frontend user AJAX refresh button
  • fully configurable display: show/hide futures' symbol/value/change/percent change;
  • configurable time offset for future: display the trading data for specified time offset (+6 month, +1 year)
  • optional mini-chart display on mouse over symbols
  • Yahoo regional data-source selection for traded symbols' chart display (for the traded symbols without chart on main Yahoo Finance data center)

Configuration options


  • AJAX configurable parameter for optimum refresh interval;
  • configurable cache system to optimize the information display time; the cache storage and AJAX refresh can be used together for optimum site performance
  • static or scroller information display
  • horizontal or vertical ticker display;
  • customize and display up to 3 tickers;
  • individual ticker configuration:
    • ticker name (visible/hidden);
    • ticker content - symbol list, comma separated value;
  • individual scroll delay configuration for each of the chosen tickers;
  • select the scroll's behaviour:
    • automatically = running scroller with mouse over pause;
    • manual = running scroller with start/pause button;
    • combined = dual start/stop control: both on mouse over and start/stop buttons.
  • fast configuration for tickers' size: width and height;
  • optional display of:
    • current date - Joomla Country Locale compatible;
    • ticker names;
    • customizable display options: future symbol/value/change/percent change display;
    • configurable time offset for future: display the trading data for specified time offset (+6 month, +1 year)
    • optional display of symbol's chart
    • optional frontend Refresh button
    • configurable Yahoo Finance regional data-source (e.g. fr.ichart.yahoo.com for France)
    • configurable Yahoo server timeout access
    • module subtitle;
  • quick configuration of the stock quotes layout:
    • configurable background color, border width and color for the ticker
    • data display interface by odd/even rows color selection;

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