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NASDAQ BASIC: GET BACK TO BASICS

Your source for real-time trade and quote data

When you're seeking a cost-effective, real-time U.S. equity quote and trade solution, you don't have to look far. Nasdaq Basic is the leading exchange-provided alternative for real-time Best Bid and Offer and Last Sale information for all U.S. exchange-listed stocks based on trade reports from the Nasdaq Market Center and the FINRA Trade Reporting Facility® (TRF®) operated in partnership with Nasdaq (“FINRA/Nasdaq TRF”). With Basic, firms and their users can feel confident about choosing a Level 1 alternative that provides it all — accuracy, liquidity, coverage, accessibility and cost-savings!

Did you know?

  • Basic is twice as accurate as the competition
  • Nasdaq offers the single largest liquidity pool for U.S. cash-listed equities, which gives Basic users a competitive advantage
  • The majority of securities covered on competitive products have less than 25 percent of total volume traded

Save Money For Your Firm

The Nasdaq Basic suite provides a low-cost, easy-to-administer alternative to the Level 1 products.

  • Cost Savings — Per user pricing options focused on lower per-user rates — save an average of 60%
  • Accurate Data — Based on trade reports from the NASDAQ Market Center — which leads the industry in matched market share of U.S. equities — and the FINRA/NASDAQ TRF.
  • Flexible Implementation Options — Can be deployed in a wide variety of investor tools including Watch Lists, Portfolio Trackers, Equities Top Ten Lists, Dynamic Tickers, Alerts, Intraday Charts and more.
Sample Savings By Firm Type (Annually)

LARGE ONLINE BROKERAGE

$1,088,472

LARGE BANK AND BROKER

$4,984,164

GLOBAL BULGE-BRACKET BANK

$8,822,076

LARGE BROKER

$9,299,832

 



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Nasdaq Basic

Nasdaq Basic provides the following key data elements for all U.S. exchange-listed equities listed on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange (Nasdaq):

  • Nasdaq Basic Quotes (QBBO) — The best bid and offer and associated size available in the NasdaqMarket Center.
  • Nasdaq Official Opening and Closing Prices — The industry standard reference prices based on the Nasdaq Opening and Closing Crosses and IPO/Halt Crosses.
  • Other Value-added Data — Includes Stock Directory, System Status and Trading Halt information for NASDAQ-, NYSE- and other regional exchange-listed issues.


BX Basic

BX Basic provides the following key data elements covering the full range of issues traded on the BX execution system including Nasdaq-, NYSE- and other regional exchange-listed securities:

  • BX Last Sale (BLS) — Tick-by-tick price and size information for orders executed within the BX execution system.
  • BX Best Bid and Offer (BX BBO) — The highest bid price and lowest offer price, with associated size, available within the BX market.
  • Market status information, including Trading Halts and Emergency Market Condition (EMC) event messages.

Data Delivery Options

To create a BX Basic entitlement using direct data feeds, firms will need to process the following two BX proprietary products:

  • BX Best Bid and Offer (BX BBO) — This data feed will provide the highest bid price and lowest offer price available in the BX market system on a real-time basis covering the full range of issues traded on the BX execution system. BX BBO is offered in multiple network protocol options, including TCP/IP and UDP/IP. For the full range of issue types in the standard TCP/IP and UDP/IP protocol options, the BX BBO bandwidth recommendation is 22 Megabits (Mb) for each data center connection. A compressed TCP/IP feed option is available for firms looking for the lowest network cost option.
  • BX Last Sale (BLS) — BLS provides real-time trade data from the BX execution system covering the full range of issues traded on BX. For the standard TCP/IP and UDP/IP protocol options, the BLS bandwidth recommendation is 2 Mb for each data center connection. A compressed TCP/IP feed option of BLS is also available.

Currently there is no charge for this data.


PSX Basic

PSX Basic provides the following key data elements covering the full range of issues traded on the PSX execution system including Nasdaq-, NYSE-, NYSE MKT- and NYSE Arca-listed securities:

  • PSX Last Sale (PLS) — Tick-by-tick price and size information for orders executed within the PSX execution system.
  • PSX Best Bid and Offer (PSX BBO) — The highest bid price and lowest offer price, with associated size, available within the PSX market.

Data Delivery Options

To create a PSX Basic entitlement using direct data feeds, firms will need to process the following two PSX proprietary products:

  • Best Bid and Offer (PSX BBO) — This new PSX proprietary data feed will provide the highest bid price and lowest offer price available in the PSX market system on a real-time basis covering the full range of issues traded on the PSX execution system. PSX BBO is offered in multiple network protocol options, including TCP/IP and UDP/IP. For the full range of issue types in the standard TCP/IP and UDP/IP protocol options, the PSX BBO bandwidth recommendation is 24 Megabits (Mb) for each data center connection.
  • PSX Last Sale (PLS) — This new PSX proprietary data feed provides real-time trade data from the PSX execution system covering the full range of issues traded on PSX. For the standard TCP/IP and UDP/IP protocol options, the PLS bandwidth recommendation is 3 Mb for each data center connection.

Currently there is no charge for this data.


Find your provider

We're pleased to work with over 20 distributors, including, but not limited to:

  • Thomson Reuters
  • Bloomberg
  • Devexperts
  • FactSet
  • Quote Media
  • QUODD
  • SunGard
  • Activ
  • Xignite
  • Quanthouse

We’re constantly working to make the entitlements available through other major market data vendors.

If you'd like to take Basic directly from Nasdaq or don't see your vendor, please contact us for more information.

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