Inside Market Data - Vol 23 No 41

Think Trade Preps PrismTech Platform

Encinitas, CA-based proprietary trading firm Think Trade will later this year roll out the OpenSplice DDS (Data Distribution Service) platform from Burlington, MA-based middleware provider PrismTech, to manage data latency within the firm's automated…

NYSE Readies New Data Fee Structure

NYSE Euronext is planning to introduce a new billing scheme for market data, designed to make access to its data products more affordable for firms subscribing to the exchange's datafeed products, and clearly differentiate between end-user firms and…

Holiday Volumes Slow LSE Level 2 Data

The London Stock Exchange experienced a slowdown in the distribution of its Level 2 market data as the last issue of Inside Market Data went to press, resulting in a 20-minute extension of the exchange's closing auction to ensure trading participants…

Energy Firm GasTerra Squeezes Data Spend

Dutch energy trading firm GasTerra has initiated a project to review its market data consumption and spend in order to help ensure compliance with usage policies, rationalize costs and better prepare for future contract negotiations.

Bloomberg Reorgs; Fenwick Gets New Gig

Bloomberg officials last week unveiled a new operating structure that divides the vendor into three business areas, and confirmed the creation of a new business, Bloomberg Ventures, to be headed by current Bloomberg CEO Lex Fenwick.

Opra Predicts Slower Traffic Growth

The Options Price Reporting Authority has revised its traffic projections for January 2009 downwards, reflecting the success of quote mitigation strategies implemented by the US options exchanges to counteract the anticipated data volume increases…

Panel: Quants Must Tackle Data Concerns

Data issues are emerging as key concerns for quantitative traders and analysts, with rising data volumes, data quality, and the need to analyze data to derive meaningful conclusions at breakneck speed all contributing to traders' concerns, according to…

FISD Certification Plans Gain Industry Support

Data industry professionals have backed plans by industry association FISD to introduce a certification program for market and reference data job functions and skills, though some respondents have raised questions about the proposed certification…

Vendors Bolster Private Company Data

Two UK-based information vendors have recently released products and services to provide investment professionals with access to fundamental data and performance statistics on privately held companies.

There's No Such Thing as a Free Lunch

... But is there such a thing as free market data? For retail investors, yes, as a result of recent initiatives to bring real-time data to the masses by exchanges including Nasdaq and the New York Stock Exchange, which both recently launched freely…

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