Nasdaq First Offers More Last-Sale Data, Then Charges For It


The Nasdaq Stock Market Inc. last month raised the fee it charges for its last-sale data by eight percent, from $9 to $9.75 per terminal per month. The hike follows by two months the addition of last-sale data for all over-the-counter stocks.

The fee increase will affect some 210,000 users who receive last-sale information -- more than 85 percent of the exchange's 245,940 professional subscribers, according to Ray Bell, Nasdaq's senior market liaison of trading market services. At that rate,

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