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Questions tagged [market-data]

Market-data includes all questions relative to data acquisition for the different financial products. It can also include questions about how market data are computed.

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What is the cheapest way to connect to Nasdaq for market data and trading *electronically*?

I would like to connect to Nasdaq to execute some simple automated strategies. I am NOT a big bank or hedge fund, so paying a high monthly fee is impractical. Is there a way for a small startup or ...
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Information on Weather Derivatives

I am looking for relevant information on the organization of the Weather Derivatives market. How is it organized? How information is shared? Where can we find historical database? I am aware of the ...
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Correct Alphabet (Google) market cap calculation?

Given the definition: ...
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Historical index components (FIGIs) from bloomberg?

In order to run strategy simulations, I am trying to build a database of historical equity data using Bloomberg. I can pull the ticker symbols corresponding to the components of an index at any point ...
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Fed FOMC Target Rate annnouncement machine readable data point

Does anyone know if there is a near-realtime machine-readable feed that reflects the FOMC target rate announcement? The announcement came in today at 2 pm, but I can't find a way to download the ...
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asian option – exotic option – real data, authentic examples?

I would be pleased if any of You can give me the real example of an asian option (or other exotic option) that is being traded or that is offered by some institution. I have been searching the whole ...
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Determination of Quote / Trade Ratio

What is the common criteria used to count a quote or trade in reference to the quote/trade ratio? Criteria: If it beats the best bid or offer. If it adds size to the best bid or offer. What if the ...
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Do you know any data source for historical VWAP data?

I am looking for historical VWAP pricing data for north american equities. I haven't been able to find a free/cheap data source. Do you guys know of one ? Also, is there a way to proxy for an equities ...
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Industry convention to track trading performance against market indices?

I come from a programming background and not am no quant by career so this is probably a newbie question for you guys. I have written some code to pull daily closing values for market indices (DOW/...
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Where can I get some Inflation Option example quotes (year-on-year and zero-coupon)

I am writing an academic paper on calibration of inflation vanilla options. I need to generate examples for the paper. Is there anywhere I can get example data for the Inflation year-on-year options, ...
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How to estimate market based PD and LGD for small enterprises?

I am estimating CVA/DVA for derivatives... How to estimate PD and LGD (or RR) based on market data for the small enterprises, if there is no external rating for them and they don't have bonds or ...
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FTSE 350 sector index historical data

Does anyone know where I can find (at least 10 years worth of) end of day historical (op, hi, lo, cl) data for the FTSE 350 Sector Indices?. I need the data for ...
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Why is limit price order been executed with a worse price?

recently I was trying to analysis the message data from NASDAQ ITCH data, but I find a problem with a type of message called "Executed With Price Message". For example, first there is an Add Order ...
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Is there any research available on profile of the market participants in different markets?

I know markets are by large anonymous, is there any current research or data sources publicly available across different exchanges and/or investment instruments on the profiles of their investors? I ...
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Yahoo: Downloading Stock data from symbols with a period (.)

Hi: I'm using R to start learning about quantitative finance. I'm good at R, just learning finance. Some stocks on the TSX have periods in their names, usually indicating that it's a class B share, ...
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Free Data Source for Credit Spreads?

Credit spreads are a key economic indicator. They are the difference between yields on corporate and government debt. They are a measure of confidence in the private sector, they provide insight into ...
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Netfonds.no: Continuing to understand how to get high frequency data

I first found out about netfonds about a year ago but I hadn't ever really gotten around to actually pulling data from there. I spent a little time today figuring out a way to pull data and here is ...
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Which proxies to user for investor sentiment and industry performance, and where to find the data?

I came up with the idea of dealing with investor's sentiment effect in stock market in my thesis. I would like to know which proxies you would suggest to use as sentiment index and from which source ...
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How does a Broker-Dealer lend shares to other Broker-Dealers?

Is it possible to find out how a OTC Broker-Dealer in thinly-traded equities lends shares for short-sales to other Broker-Dealers. Which platform or process is involved?
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Get list of all stocks ever listed on NASDAQ

I'm looking to compile a list of all stocks/symbols ever listed on the NASDAQ, not just the currently listed stocks. Alternatively, a list of all delisted stocks would also suffice. Preferably, I'm ...
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Data source for a corporate bond yield curve?

Yield curves are a valuable tool for economic analysis. It is particularly interesting to analyse the difference between Government Debt yields and Corporate Debt yields (credit spreads). This gives ...
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How can I use Thomson Reuters Eikon to get a list of large historical companies?

I am trying to use Thomson Reuters Eikon to get a list of historically large companies, for example, what were the 1000 largest companies by market capitalization in 1990? I would like to get lists of ...
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List of Economic Data for Index Forecast

What econometric symbol list (or tickers) could be used to forecast return of global stock market indexes (S&P500, TSX, CAC40, ...) and their subsectors? I'm aware of the answer to question: ...
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Charting order depth over time periods

I do a lot of analysis on order flow, tape reading, as it gives insight into what market participants want, or may be willing to do. In comparison, price charts show what happened, and technical ...
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is there a limit on how many times i can access fxcm xml feed

i'm writing an python application that uses fxcm's xml feed. here is the link http://rates.fxcm.com/RatesXML does anyone know if there are limits on how many times you can access this data? right now ...
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Finding relative price strength as defined in CANSLIM stock picking methodology

I am wondering if there is any website that provides relative price strength as is defined in CAN SLIM stock picking methodology. For the CAN SLIM difinition I am looking at this article: http://www....
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Data feed that shows individual orders

Does anyone know how I can obtain time and sales data for a stock? Lots of feeds provide the total volume but I would like to see the breakdown of what buy/sell orders made up the day's volume. I ...
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Is there a general format for various sources of futures market-data?

I am developing a market-data engine that receives market-data from different futures exchanges. So I need a general format to deal with sources from different exchanges. Protocols like FIX only ...
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Where to find Investment home bias data & Historical country weight in World MSCI

I need the following data and struggles to find it, maybe some of you can help me. Note: I'm a student and in our university ain't Bloomberg nor Reuters. Investment home bias, e.g in 2012 US ...
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How do I get a good mid-price?

I 'm trying to get a mid price for forex data. This answer by alex suggests that I shouldn't simply take ask minus bid. I am not a high frequency trader or market maker. My purpose for the fx mid ...
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Alternative to Bloomberg Excel Add-In for EOD Stock Prices

Is there a more cost-effective alternative to Bloomberg Excel Add-In? 90% of the time I only use Bloomberg to download security (hundreds of U.S. and international stocks) historical price data. The ...
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float64 to store price data: is precision sufficient?

I am looking to store equity price data in a hdf5 table. The use will be purely as a historical archive, not as day-to-day data source. Options One option would be to store base10 significand and ...
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What does Volatility Smile tell? [closed]

Could you please share your opinions about Volatility Smile? What does it tell us when it gets more convex or when its level changes over time or any other change on it. Any paper/work/blog ...
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What actually drives a stock price up ou down?

Can someone please explain to me how stock prices go up and down? What are the underlying physical and information technology phenomena and algorithms that drive a stock up or down? Books just say ...
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Datasource of all scheduled news events for S&P 500 stocks

I am looking for a datasource which contains all news events specific to equities of the S&P 500, whose release date was scheduled in advance. That is, I am not looking for surprise news. For ...
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What is the convention for option tickers on S&P 500 and VIX?

Can you please explain what are all possible versions of S&P 500 option tickers and VIX option tickers? My options historical data is from 2006 to 2013 and I can see something like VIXAB, VIXAC, ....
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S&P 500 list for free with exits?

Is there any free source for S&P 500 historical data with exits for the last 10 -20 years? I can get free data from Yahoo, but it only has the currently traded tickers and NaN values before the ...
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how are gaps usually handled in market data received with multicast?

Most commonly due to latency reasons, market data is published using multicast protocol. However since multicast is built on top of UDP, it is possible that there could be packet drops. How can the ...
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Historical data resources for Indian market

What is the best source for historical EOD data for Indian stock market? The data from Yahoo finance for some companies is not up-to-date and Google finance doesn't provide adjusted close prices. What ...
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How to convert trasaction log to bid-ask ticks

I have data from exchange in transaction log format that indicating: price volume timestamp That element indicating that timestamp transaction was made on price of size volume. My question is how ...
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Asian Options Vs Bermudan Options

Which of these options are more popular in practice/used in industry? And where exactly are they used? Also, I have been searching for listed Asian and Bermudan options, for volume data etc, but have ...
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Data Sources for Timestamps of Individual Trades [duplicate]

Are there any data sources where I can get the timestamps of individual trades/transactions? I'd like them to be at the second level or even the millisecond/nanosecond level. Ideally, the trades would ...
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Do you use seasonally or non seasonally adjusted index in analysis

I am constructing an inflation factor that includes the gdp deflator, the PPI for finished goods, and a spot commodity index. Do I uses seasonally or nonseasonally adjusted historical series? Thank ...
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Information available to traders

I am not a trader myself but am trying to educate myself about trading. I notice that in most articles and videos about technical trading, an illustrative graph is displayed showing the latest price ...
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Given only Bid Ask and quantity Data, how do I determine whether the security price has gone up or down?

Given Bid Ask Hang Seng Index Future Data, how can I determine whether the current index future price has gone up or down relative to the last price? ...
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What is the definition of a 10-day low? [closed]

Or for that matter a [n]-day low? (As it relates to market data/trading). When does a [n]-day low get disrupted and you have to begin tallying again?
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Which API can I use to get financial data minute- or 5m-wise?

I've browsed a lot of financial APIs lately but most of them only show the daily closing prices. Is there any (JSON) API which offers minutely financial data?
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Fx Firm market making

I've been doing market making on forex using the last look feature so far. Now we are moving to do on firm making, but I'm kind of lost. To do firm making we need to post resting orders (currenex ...
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Clean EOD global Equities data provider for backtesting investment strategies

I'm trying to find a good source for global equities for EOD data (historical and forward basis), currently using Bloomberg's back office data, but it is very hard to normalize it for corporate ...
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Is the purchase of a stock publicly accessible?

If an investor bought a stock, could another private party access that information anywhere? Does the SEC/exchange itself create a real time/ historical record of who holds what stocks, and is that ...