Symbols not Resulting from Formula

I am trying to do a three-way match of dollar amounts in 3 different cells.

I have the formula set to a column using the Yes, Hold, No Decisions symbols. Here is the formula:

=IF([Requisitioned Amount]@row <> [PO Amount]@row, "no", IF([PO Amount]@row <> [Invoice Amount]@row, "no", "yes"))

Two Challenges

1) My symbols are not appearing, despite choosing them.  I have the symbols working in other sheets and compared the formula, and I can't see where I've gone wrong. I'm sure I'm overlooking something obvious!

2) is there a way for me to write the formula so if the PO Amount, Requisitioned Amount or Invoice Amount are missing that the "Hold" symbol appears?


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