Move To Delist Inactive Options Could Free Bandwidth


The proliferation of North American options data has prompted market data vendors and member firms to urge exchanges to delist inactive equity option classes, a move that could cut options data traffic by almost 50 percent overnight.

For more than a year, equity options exchanges have resisted pressure from member firms to reduce the number of inactive options listed; they refused to relinquish any of their proprietary listings, arguing that inactive issues may some day become active again.

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