Page Metadata
Market Data Feeds

Nasdaq Basic

Flexible and cost-effective delivery of real-time market data

GET COMPETITIVE WITH A BETTER MARKET DATA SOLUTION

Looking for a cost-effective, real-time U.S. equity quote and trade solution? 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*. With Basic, investors access a proprietary data product that provides accuracy, liquidity, instrument coverage and accessibility with significant cost-savings.

* Based on liquidity within the Nasdaq market center, as well as trades reported to the FINRA Trade Reporting Facility® (TRF®) operated in partnership with FINRA/Nasdaq TRF®
  • Coverage – Covers NYSE, NYSE-American and Nasdaq-listed equities and ETFs.
  • Cost Savings – Save an average of 65% off Level 1 fees with flexible pricing options focused on lower per-user rates.
  • Upgrade Delayed Users – Nasdaq Basic is an affordable way to upgrade anyone at your firm still using delayed data.
  • Accurate BBO and Last Sale Source – A reliable, accurate option for financial professionals that are not directly executing trades nor require detailed depth.
  • Administrative Savings – Consolidate all of your U.S. exchange data into one easy-to-administer feed.
  • Flexible Implementation Options – Can be deployed in a wide variety of investor tools including Watch Lists, Portfolio Trackers, Equity Top Ten Lists, Dynamic Tickers, Alerts, Intraday Charts, among others.

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

Nasdaq Basic provides the following key data elements for all U.S. exchange-listed equities:

  • Nasdaq BBO (QBBO) – Real-time best bid and offer, with associated size, available within the Nasdaq market center.
  • Nasdaq Last Sale (NLS) – Real-time tick-by-tick price and size information for orders executed within the Nasdaq execution system as well as trades reported to the FINRA/Nasdaq TRF.
  • Nasdaq Opening and Closing Prices – The Nasdaq Official Opening Price (NOOP) and Nasdaq Official Closing Price (NOCP)—the industry standard reference prices—based on the Nasdaq Opening and Closing Crosses and the Nasdaq IPO/Halt Crosses.
  • Other Value-added Data – Includes market status information including Stock Directory, Emergency Market Condition (EMC) event messages, System Status and Trading Halt information for Nasdaq-, NYSE-, NYSE MKT, NYSE Arca and other regional exchange-listed issues.

Customer Studies

Sina Weibo

Leveraging Nasdaq to help diversify wealth for non U.S. investors.

Futu Securities

Trading full range of U.S. exchange-listed equities, simplified.

AVAILABILITY & DIRECT DATA FEED CREATION

Nasdaq Basic is available through many distributors including but not limited to Activ, Bloomberg, Devexperts, FactSet, FIS, , Millistream, Morningstar, Quanthouse, QUODD, Quote Media, SIX, Thomson Reuters, Vela and Xignite.

Trading firms and market data vendors may create a real-time display by processing data directly from Nasdaq's data feed products. Nasdaq Basic is offered as a Data Feed or Web Application. For detailed technical documentation for Nasdaq's direct products, please refer to the specifications page of the Nasdaq Trader website here.

Don't see your data vendor? Contact them and ask for the Nasdaq Basic data feed.

U.S. EQUITY DATA FEEDS AVAILABLE IN U.S., EUROPEAN AND ASIAN DATA CENTERS


Nasdaq LD4 POP

Nasdaq U.S. Equity Data Feeds via LD4 London Data Center


Hong Kong POP >

Nasdaq U.S. Equity Data Feeds via Hong Kong Data Centers

Enhance Your Basic Display with NLS Plus

In addition to the real-time data for Nasdaq and the FINRA/Nasdaq TRF that is already included in Basic, NLS Plus offers real-time trade-by-trade data from Nasdaq BXSM (BXSM) and Nasdaq PSXSM (PSXSM) trading venues. The NLS Plus feed also carries consolidated volume on a real-time basis for Nasdaq-listed securities, as well as, NYSE-, NYSE MKT-, NYSE Arca- and other U.S. regional exchange-listed securities.

Each customer can choose either NLS or NLS Plus as part of their Basic subscription, depending on their unique implementation needs. By combining all Nasdaq U.S. markets' last sale data with consolidated volume, NLS Plus provides customers with a comprehensive yet affordable data set to use in display products.

Agreements & Forms

To order this data on a stand-alone terminal/controlled display product, end users or end-user firms should contact their market data vendor for the appropriate agreements and forms.

To initiate this data on a data feed, firms must submit the appropriate documentation and receive prior approval from Nasdaq:

For the complete list of Nasdaq and UTP market data agreements and forms, please refer to the Nasdaq Global Data Products Agreements and Forms page.

Contact Us

Please opt-in to receive news and information about Nasdaq’s services.

STAY CONNECTED

Sign up to receive the latest market data research, white papers, product announcements and thought leadership
Scroll up