The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) is to launch a new market data feed offering increased capacity and the addition of order book information.
The new data feed - scheduled to be launched in the third quarter of this year - is designed to be easily customised so that customers, data distributors and independent software vendors (ISVs) can obtain only the data they want or need for their particular business purposes.
The multi-channel data feed is delivered via a TCP/IP socket distribution platform and will allow customers to receive CME data from open outcry trading, Globex (top of book or market depth) and cash index data.
Additionally, ISVs will be able to receive New York Mercantile Exchange e-miNYSM energy futures data for integration with order entry software in order to trade the contracts on Globex - as they already are able to do with CME E-mini stock index data.
CMS WebView (CMS) was chosen to provide development and technical assistance on the project.
Separately, CME will make historical data available on its Web site, enabling any individual or institution requesting end-of-day, tick data or time-and-sales data to specify the contract, type of data, and time period desired, along with the media or format. The request will generate a data file to be delivered to the customer. In addition, the customer can request updates on a scheduled basis. Payment may be made via a secure e-commerce portion of the site.
The new feed is expected to become available for customer beta testing on 22 July and is anticipated to be in production by late August. Historical data on www.cme.com will be available in mid-August.