2015 Year in Review: Consumers Resigned to Data Fee Increases

Fee increases are becoming the new noemal that firms must plan for, users say.

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The deluge began on Jan. 1, when CME Group removed a fee waiver for legacy clients of its real-time market data, who previously received the data for free as an incentive to trade (IMD, Jan. 19). Then in February, the New York Stock Exchange discontinued its standalone Trades & Quotes (TAQ) historical data feed for its NYSE Arca market and bundled it into its Arca Integrated Feed, informing customers that they would have to pay $2,000 more for the privilege of accessing the data (IMD, Feb. 16). 

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