FINRA Revises Date to Begin Dissemination of Odd Lot Transactions
FINRA has revised the date it will begin disseminating odd lot transactions via the Trade Data Dissemination Service (TDDS). The new proposed date for this implementation is Monday, December 9, 2013.
Due to the new implementation date, FINRA has rescheduled the user acceptance tests scheduled for October 12 and October 19. The new user acceptance test dates are listed below.
To support odd lot trade dissemination, FINRA will introduce the new sale condition modifier, Odd Lot Trade ("I"), which will be available to any participant to distinguish a trade resulting from a market center's execution in increments less than the defined round lot size. Odd Lot Trade transactions will be included in volume statistical calculations only. The Odd Lot Trade modifier value "I" will appear in the Sale Condition field of TDDS transaction messages.
Authorized firms can continue to enter and process test odd lot transactions via the NASDAQOMX Testing Facility (NTF) through Friday, December 6, 2013. Testing in the NTF during this period will be free of charge.
The IP and port information for connecting to TDDS in the NTF environment is listed below.
Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., ET
Connectivity requirements (NTF trade reporting)
To enter test trades and receive acknowledgements, ensure you are routing messages to the NTF environment.
|Test Connectivity requirements (TDDS)|
To receive streaming test data, firms may purchase a circuit to directly connect to the feeds or contact their extranet provider to request access to the test data stream.
To purchase a circuit, contact NASDAQ OMX Subscriber Services at (212) 231-5180, Option #3
From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Eastern Time on Saturday, November 23, 2013, and Saturday, December 7, 2013, market participants and data vendors are invited to test odd lot transaction reporting and dissemination for OTC securities.
Authorized firms can enter and process test odd lot transactions and data vendors can process the transactions during the User Acceptance Tests (UAT). Firms reporting trades during the tests should use their production lines and vendors receiving TDDS data should connect via their production connection ports and circuits as outlined below.
|Connectivity requirements (TDDS)|
|To purchase a circuit, contact NASDAQ OMX Subscriber Services at (212) 231-5180, Option #3|
If you connect via extranet, please contact your provider.
On the day of test, contact NASDAQOMX Technical Support at (212) 231-5180.
If you have questions about this notice, contact FINRA Product Management at (866) 899-2107.