TRACE Data Changes and Testing Information
Effective Monday, July 30, 2012, FINRA will update the Agency Debt Trade Dissemination (ATDS) and Bond Trade Dissemination Service (BTDS) data feeds and the Web API Specifications for Corporate and Agency Debt and Securitized Products File Downloads to provide additional fixed income market reference data and to improve process tracking capabilities.
Users who want to continue to process the data streams and files must be prepared to accept these changes in production beginning July 30, 2012.
ATDS and BTDS:
API – Corporate and Agency Debt:
API – Securitized Products:
From Monday, June 18, 2012, through Friday, July 27, 2012, FINRA will allow firms to test the Bond Trade Dissemination Service (BTDS) and Agency Debt Trade Dissemination Service (ATDS) vendor feeds as well as the Reference Data Application Programming Interface (API) at no charge. Authorized firms will be able to test the vendor feeds and API for the changes instituted with this software release.
Connectivity - API Secure Website Domain
FINRA Operations at (866) 776-0800
Use specific query parameters in the API specifications.
Testing hours—API downloads
10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET
Help with test functions supported
In order to receive the 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
If you connect via extranet, please contact your provider.
Connectivity addresses (IPs and Ports)
Both feeds use Source IP of 126.96.36.199
Please contact your extranet provider in order to configure access to the IPs and ports listed.
Testing hours – BTDS/ATDS
Mon - Fri 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. ET
The test data will be furnished as firms test trade input; it is possible that the test stream may experience periods of slow or no data as the stream is dependent on actual firm testing.
Please contact FINRA Product Management or call (866) 899-2107 with questions about this notice.