TRACE Corporate Bond Data
NASD introduced TRACE (Trade Reporting and Compliance Engine) in July 2002 in an effort to increase price transparency in the U.S. corporate debt market. The system captures and disseminates consolidated information on secondary market transactions in publicly traded TRACE-eligible securities (investment grade, high yield and convertible corporate debt) - representing all over-the-counter market activity in these bonds.
The market aggregate statistics available on the following page provides an end-of-day recap of corporate bond market activity including the number of securities and total par amount traded as well as advances, declines, and 52-week highs and lows. In addition, the ten most active investment grade, high yield and convertible bonds for the day are listed. The data is updated by approximately 7:00 p.m. ET daily, Monday through Friday, except holidays.
If you are an individual investor and would like to view real-time price and volume information for individual bonds, please refer to www.finra.org/marketdata.