Nasdaq introduces 'Basic' real-time feed

Source: Nasdaq OMX

The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.(sm) (Nasdaq:NDAQ) today introduced NASDAQ Basic, a real-time product that provides customers essential quote and trade data for all U.S. exchange-listed securities in an affordable and flexible manner.

NASDAQ Basic data is based on trading on NASDAQ(r), the most liquid market for all U.S.-listed equity securities.

NASDAQ Basic provides NASDAQ BBO (the best bid and offer with associated size on NASDAQ); NASDAQ Last Sale (tick-by-tick price and size information for trades executed on NASDAQ and trades reported to the FINRA(tm)/NASDAQ Trade Reporting Facility(tm); and NASDAQ Official Opening and Closing Prices (set by the NASDAQ Opening and Closing Crosses) -- standard reference prices used by indexes, mutual funds and other structured products.

"NASDAQ Basic enables customers to access key U.S. market data in an extremely efficient and cost-effective way," said Randall Hopkins, Senior Vice President, NASDAQ OMX Global Data Products. "NASDAQ Basic is an attractive alternative to NASDAQ Level I and also delivers essential quote and last sale information."

NASDAQ Basic data is based on NASDAQ trading in NASDAQ, NYSE, NYSE Amex- and regional exchange-listed securities. NASDAQ is the most liquid market for all U.S.-listed equity securities -- making it the gold source for U.S. equity data. In February 2009, NASDAQ's matched share of U.S. equity volume was more than any other U.S. exchange for the twenty-third consecutive month at 25.7%.

NASDAQ Basic can be deployed in a wide variety of investor tools -- such as charts and portfolio trackers -- and can be more quickly accessed by receiving the data directly from NASDAQ.

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