Market Insights


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The United Kingdom decision to leave the European Union immediately shattered the markets. Should investors be concerned about lasting impact or will the markets correct themselves quickly? Nasdaq experts weigh in on the impact of Brexit.

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The global markets have been in upheaval since the start of the year. With the highest seat in the United States up for grabs, uncertainly may abound for a few more months. See how Nasdaq’s Chief Economist, Frank Hatheway, thinks the markets may react from candidate scenarios, rising global debt and a marketplace ripe for disruptive technologies.

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The European Parliament has postponed Mifid II till January 2018. We understand staying connected to all things Mifid II is critical. We launched a Nasdaq MiFID II landing page and newsletter so you fully understand the implications the legislation might have on your business.

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Acquisition Spotlight


Our company acquired the Canadian Equities trading platform and market data Chi-X. For traders looking to trade or make markets in Canada, our market data offering now holds over twenty-percent of the market share for Canadian equities and includes both real-time and historical market data for topline (Level 1) and full depth (Level 2). Learn more >


We have entered into an agreement with the Deutsche Börse Group to purchase the International Securities Exchange (ISE). The acquisition will provide you with more extensive options-trading capabilities, while providing our business with more scale to bring new equity options ideas to market. Learn more >


We acquired Dorsey, Wright & Associates 15 months ago and we are happy that nothing, but everything, has changed. We continue to launch new indexes in support of innovative smart beta products, and provide RIAs and other advisors with an unbiased technology platform, backed by our mantra to provide the best customer experience. Learn more >

Data Round-Up


Saving Money with Nasdaq Basic

Nasdaq Basic has saved the industry more than $223 million since 2009. Firms of all sizes, globally, can capitalize on these savings by implementing Nasdaq Basic to access Real-Time Best Bid and Offer (BBO) and Last Sale information for all U.S. exchange-listed stocks.

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Earnings Season & Opportunity

With earnings season in full swing, institutional and retail investors can participate in some of the biggest moves individual stocks experience during the year. We created Nasdaq TotalView for investors that want more transparency on the true bid/ask for securities traded on the Nasdaq minutes before the open and close.

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Our fixed income analytics launched in Q1 to our clients in the Nordics region. The independent, non-biased valuations and risk measures that can be used for benchmarking and reporting purposes, and to assess risk sensitives across different instruments.

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Data Policy Clarifications

We understand that many factors go into reporting your data usage each month. Our product and operations teams have created new clarification documents that illustrate common use cases and how they should be reported to help your firm stay in compliance

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Index Highlights

Our index business continues to launch new and innovative solutions to support today's investor. The Nasdaq-100 and our Smart Beta indexes are linked to several new products that launched over the last ninety days. And there’s more to come. Please reach out to our index product team with new ideas or for help supporting the launch of new products.

Product Launches of Note:

  1. BMO launches Hong Kong’s first locally listed ETF
  2. Principal Financial Group launches two new ETFs that track Smart Beta indexes
  3. NextShares lists and launches two new exchange-traded managed funds
  4. Powershares launches first Canadian ETF based on DWA’s relative strength model

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We are one of the world’s largest Smart Beta index providers with more than $40 billion in exchange-traded fund AUM. Our Dorsey Wright, Dividend Achievers and AlphaDEX indexes blend together to make one very valuable Smart Beta family. Access our landing page for more details on everything Smart Beta. Learn more >


We partnered with First Trust and Principal Financial to educate advisors at all levels about the latest practices in alternative indexing. A recording of the symposium is available here. Access it at your convenience to learn more about factor investing, portfolio construction and asset allocation. Learn more >

What's Next

FPGA for Options

Later this year, you will have a more efficient way to handle high data volume throughout the trading day—even at market peaks. We are extending our field-programmable gate array (FPGA) technology to our premier options product with FPGA Itto (Itch to Trade Options). Contact your account representative for more information >.

eSpeed Data Analytics

For the first time, traders utilizing U.S. Treasury instruments will have the ability to see indicators such as Liquidity and Missing Volume from a data analytics tool. Sign up for eSpeed alerts so you are in the know >.

3rd Party API

Our new API will allow you to connect to our index data via an API or direct peer-to-peer connection.

DWA Platform Enhancements

Every enhancement we've made to the platform – and we mean every single one – was built on the same belief: the tools that advisors rely on must provide objective guidance that helps take emotion out of the equation. Our latest enhancements help advisors and institutional portfolio managers steer investments toward positive relative strength securities while rotating-out weak relative strength securities. Click here to trial the platform using your portfolio.

Market Dynamics

We’ll soon be rolling out a suite of tools that leverage Nasdaq’s Core data assets to offer our trading clients insights into their own trading

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