TRACE Announcements Archive

Posted: June 27, 2016

Holiday Reminder Regarding TRACE Market Data

In observance of Independence Day, the TRACE system will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2016. As stated in the data feed interface specifications, FINRA may send out unmarked test data via its data feeds on market holidays. Direct data feed subscribers, including recipients of TRACE data via the Bond Trading Dissemination Service (BTDS), Agency Trading Dissemination Service (ATDS), Structured Products Dissemination Services (SPDS) and/or 144A Trade Dissemination Services (144A) feed(s) should take the necessary precautions to prevent data corruption. Thank you for your attention to this matter. Please contact FINRA Operations at (866) 776-0800 if you have any questions.


Posted: May 23, 2016

Holiday Reminder Regarding TRACE Market Data

In observance of Memorial Day, the TRACE system will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2016. As stated in the data feed interface specifications, FINRA may send out unmarked test data via its data feeds on market holidays. Direct data feed subscribers, including recipients of TRACE data via the Bond Trading Dissemination Service (BTDS), Agency Trading Dissemination Service (ATDS), Structured Products Dissemination Services (SPDS) and/or 144A Trade Dissemination Services (144A) feed(s) should take the necessary precautions to prevent data corruption. Thank you for your attention to this matter. Please contact FINRA Operations at (866) 776-0800 if you have any questions.


Posted: March 18, 2016

Holiday Reminder Regarding TRACE Market Data

In observance of Good Friday, the TRACE system will be closed on Friday, March 25, 2016. As stated in the data feed interface specifications, FINRA may send out unmarked test data via its data feeds on market holidays. Direct data feed subscribers, including recipients of TRACE data via the Bond Trading Dissemination Service (BTDS), Agency Trading Dissemination Service (ATDS), Structured Products Dissemination Services (SPDS) and/or 144A Trade Dissemination Services (144A) feed(s) should take the necessary precautions to prevent data corruption. Thank you for your attention to this matter. Please contact FINRA Operations at (866) 776-0800 if you have any questions.


Posted: February 8, 2016

Holiday Reminder Regarding TRACE Market Data

In observance of President’s Day, the TRACE system will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2016. As stated in the data feed interface specifications, FINRA may send out unmarked test data via its data feeds on market holidays. Direct data feed subscribers, including recipients of TRACE data via the Bond Trading Dissemination Service (BTDS), Agency Trading Dissemination Service (ATDS), Structured Products Dissemination Services (SPDS) and/or 144A Trade Dissemination Services (144A) feed(s) should take the necessary precautions to prevent data corruption. Thank you for your attention to this matter. Please contact FINRA Operations at (866) 776-0800 if you have any questions.


Posted: January 11, 2016

Holiday Reminder Regarding TRACE Market Data

In observance of Martin Luther King Day, the TRACE system will be closed on Monday, January 18, 2016. As stated in the data feed interface specifications, FINRA may send out unmarked test data via its data feeds on market holidays. Direct data feed subscribers, including recipients of TRACE data via the Bond Trading Dissemination Service (BTDS), Agency Trading Dissemination Service (ATDS), Structured Products Dissemination Services (SPDS) and/or 144A Trade Dissemination Services (144A) feed(s) should take the necessary precautions to prevent data corruption. Thank you for your attention to this matter. Please contact FINRA Operations at (866) 776-0800 if you have any questions.


Posted: December 17, 2015

Holiday Reminder Regarding TRACE Market Data

In observance of Christmas, the TRACE system will be closed on Friday, December 25, 2015. As stated in the data feed interface specifications, FINRA may send out unmarked test data via its data feeds on market holidays. Direct data feed subscribers, including recipients of TRACE data via the Bond Trading Dissemination Service (BTDS), Agency Trading Dissemination Service (ATDS), Structured Products Dissemination Services (SPDS) and/or 144A Trade Dissemination Services (144A) feed(s) should take the necessary precautions to prevent data corruption.

Please be advised that the TRACE system will close early on Thursday, December 24, 2015. See the table below for a schedule of modified hours (these hours also apply to BTDS/ATDS/SPDS). Thank you for your attention to this matter. Please contact FINRA Operations at (866) 776-0800 if you have any questions.

Market Session

Normal Hours

Modified Hours for
Thursday,
December 24, 2015

Regular Market Session

8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.

8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Post-Market Trading Session

5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.


In observance of New Year's Day, the TRACE system will be closed on Friday, January 1, 2016. As stated in the data feed interface specifications, FINRA may send out unmarked test data via its data feeds on market holidays. Direct data feed subscribers, including recipients of TRACE data via the Bond Trading Dissemination Service (BTDS), Agency Trading Dissemination Service (ATDS), Structured Products Dissemination Services (SPDS) and/or 144A Trade Dissemination Services (144A) feed(s) should take the necessary precautions to prevent data corruption. Thank you for your attention to this matter. Please contact FINRA Operations at (866) 776-0800 if you have any questions.


Posted: November 19, 2015

Holiday Reminder Regarding TRACE Market Data

In observation of the Thanksgiving holiday, the TRACE system will be closed on Thursday, November 26, 2015. As stated in the data feed interface specifications, FINRA may send out unmarked test data via its data feeds on market holidays. Direct data feed subscribers, including recipients of TRACE data via the Bond Trading Dissemination Service (BTDS), Agency Trading Dissemination Service (ATDS), Structured Products Dissemination Services (SPDS) and/or 144A Trade Dissemination Services (144A) feed(s) should take the necessary precautions to prevent data corruption.
 
Please be advised that the TRACE system will close early on Friday, November 27, 2015.  See the table below for a schedule of modified hours (these hours also apply to BTDS/ATDS/SPDS). Thank you for your attention to this matter. Please contact FINRA Operations at (866) 776-0800 if you have any questions.

Market Session

Normal Hours

Modified Hours for
Friday, November 27, 2015

Regular Market Session

8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.

8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Post-Market Trading Session

5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Posted: August 31, 2015

Holiday Reminder Regarding TRACE Market Data

In observance of Labor Day, the TRACE system will be closed on Monday, September 7, 2015. As stated in the data feed interface specifications, FINRA may send out unmarked test data via its data feeds on market holidays. Direct data feed subscribers, including recipients of TRACE data via the Bond Trading Dissemination Service (BTDS), Agency Trading Dissemination Service (ATDS), Structured Products Dissemination Services (SPDS) and/or 144A Trade Dissemination Services (144A) feed(s) should take the necessary precautions to prevent data corruption. Thank you for your attention to this matter. Please contact FINRA Operations at (866) 776-0800 if you have any questions.


Posted: June 26, 2015

Holiday Reminder Regarding TRACE Market Data

In observance of Independence Day, the TRACE system will be closed on Friday, July 3, 2015. As stated in the data feed interface specifications, FINRA may send out unmarked test data via its data feeds on market holidays. Direct data feed subscribers, including recipients of TRACE data via the Bond Trading Dissemination Service (BTDS), Agency Trading Dissemination Service (ATDS), Structured Products Dissemination Services (SPDS) and/or 144A Trade Dissemination Services (144A) feed(s) should take the necessary precautions to prevent data corruption. Thank you for your attention to this matter. Please contact FINRA Operations at (866) 776-0800 if you have any questions.


Posted: May 8, 2015

Holiday Reminder Regarding TRACE Market Data

In observance of Memorial Day, the TRACE system will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2015. As stated in the data feed interface specifications, FINRA may send out unmarked test data via its data feeds on market holidays. Direct data feed subscribers, including recipients of TRACE data via the Bond Trading Dissemination Service (BTDS), Agency Trading Dissemination Service (ATDS), Structured Products Dissemination Services (SPDS) and/or 144A Trade Dissemination Services (144A) feed(s) should take the necessary precautions to prevent data corruption. Thank you for your attention to this matter. Please contact FINRA Operations at (866) 776-0800 if you have any questions.


Posted: March 27, 2015

Holiday Reminder Regarding TRACE Market Data

In observance of Good Friday, the TRACE system will be closed on Friday, April 3, 2015. As stated in the data feed interface specifications, FINRA may send out unmarked test data via its data feeds on market holidays. Direct data feed subscribers, including recipients of TRACE data via the Bond Trading Dissemination Service (BTDS), Agency Trading Dissemination Service (ATDS), Structured Products Dissemination Services (SPDS) and/or 144A Trade Dissemination Services (144A) feed(s) should take the necessary precautions to prevent data corruption. Thank you for your attention to this matter. Please contact FINRA Operations at (866) 776-0800 if you have any questions.


Posted: February 9, 2015

Holiday Reminder Regarding TRACE Market Data

In observance of President’s Day, the TRACE system will be closed on Monday, February 16, 2015. As stated in the data feed interface specifications, FINRA may send out unmarked test data via its data feeds on market holidays. Direct data feed subscribers, including recipients of TRACE data via the Bond Trading Dissemination Service (BTDS), Agency Trading Dissemination Service (ATDS), Structured Products Dissemination Services (SPDS) and/or 144A Trade Dissemination Services (144A) feed(s) should take the necessary precautions to prevent data corruption. Thank you for your attention to this matter. Please contact FINRA Operations at (866) 776-0800 if you have any questions.


Posted: January 12, 2015

Holiday Reminder Regarding TRACE Market Data

In observance of Martin Luther King Day, the TRACE system will be closed on Monday, January 19, 2015. As stated in the data feed interface specifications, FINRA may send out unmarked test data via its data feeds on market holidays. Direct data feed subscribers, including recipients of TRACE data via the Bond Trading Dissemination Service (BTDS), Agency Trading Dissemination Service (ATDS), Structured Products Dissemination Services (SPDS) and/or 144A Trade Dissemination Services (144A) feed(s) should take the necessary precautions to prevent data corruption. Thank you for your attention to this matter. Please contact FINRA Operations at (866) 776-0800 if you have any questions.


Posted: December 18, 2014

Holiday Reminder Regarding TRACE Market Data

In observance of Christmas, the TRACE system will be closed on Thursday, December 25, 2014. As stated in the data feed interface specifications, FINRA may send out unmarked test data via its data feeds on market holidays. Direct data feed subscribers, including recipients of TRACE data via the Bond Trading Dissemination Service (BTDS), Agency Trading Dissemination Service (ATDS), Structured Products Dissemination Services (SPDS) and/or 144A Trade Dissemination Services (144A) feed(s) should take the necessary precautions to prevent data corruption.
 
Please be advised that the TRACE system will close early on Wednesday, December 24, 2014. See the table below for a schedule of modified hours (these hours also apply to BTDS/ATDS/SPDS). Thank you for your attention to this matter. Please contact FINRA Operations at (866) 776-0800 if you have any questions.

Market Session

Normal Hours

Modified Hours for
Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Regular Market Session

8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.

8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Post-Market Trading Session

5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

In observance of New Year's Day, the TRACE system will be closed on Thursday, January 1, 2015. As stated in the data feed interface specifications, FINRA may send out unmarked test data via its data feeds on market holidays. Direct data feed subscribers, including recipients of TRACE data via the Bond Trading Dissemination Service (BTDS), Agency Trading Dissemination Service (ATDS), Structured Products Dissemination Services (SPDS) and/or 144A Trade Dissemination Services (144A) feed(s) should take the necessary precautions to prevent data corruption. Thank you for your attention to this matter. Please contact FINRA Operations at (866) 776-0800 if you have any questions.


Posted: November 20, 2014

Holiday Reminder Regarding TRACE Market Data

In observation of the Thanksgiving holiday, the TRACE system will be closed on Thursday, November 27, 2014. As stated in the data feed interface specifications, FINRA may send out unmarked test data via its data feeds on market holidays. Direct data feed subscribers, including recipients of TRACE data via the Bond Trading Dissemination Service (BTDS), Agency Trading Dissemination Service (ATDS), Structured Products Dissemination Services (SPDS) and/or 144A Trade Dissemination Services (144A) feed(s) should take the necessary precautions to prevent data corruption.
 
Please be advised that the TRACE system will close early on Friday, November 28, 2014.  See the table below for a schedule of modified hours (these hours also apply to BTDS/ATDS/SPDS). Thank you for your attention to this matter. Please contact FINRA Operations at (866) 776-0800 if you have any questions.

Market Session

Normal Hours

Modified Hours for
Friday November 28, 2014

Regular Market Session

8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.

8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Post-Market Trading Session

5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Posted: August 25, 2014

Holiday Reminder Regarding TRACE Market Data

In observation of Labor Day, the TRACE system will be closed on Monday, September 1, 2014. As stated in the data feed interface specifications, FINRA may send out unmarked test data via its data feeds on market holidays. Direct data feed subscribers, including recipients of TRACE data via the Bond Trading Dissemination Service (BTDS), Agency Trading Dissemination Service (ATDS), Structured Products Dissemination Service (SPDS), and/or 144A Bond Dissemination Service (144A) feed(s) should take the necessary precautions to prevent data corruption. Thank you for your attention to this matter. Please contact FINRA Operations at (866) 776-0800 if you have any questions.


Posted: August 22, 2014

SEC Halts Trading in Securities of ATP Oil & Gas Corp

By order of the SEC pursuant to Section 12(K) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, please be advised that trading in securities issued by ATP Oil & Gas Corp. were suspended as of August 20, 2014. As a result, the following CUSIPs are halted on TRACE:

  • 00208JAE8
  • 00208JAC2
  • U04889AB4

Please contact FINRA Market Operations at (866) 776-0800 if you have questions or for more information.


Posted: August 4, 2014

FINRA Updates TRACE Subscriber Agreement

FINRA has updated the TRACE Subscriber Agreements. Changes from the previous to current version can be found in the comparison documents.

Please contact TRACE Data Services at (888) 507-3665 if you have questions or for more information.


Posted: June 26, 2014

Holiday Reminder Regarding TRACE Market Data

In observation of Independence Day, the TRACE system will be closed on Friday, July 4, 2014. As stated in the data feed interface specifications, FINRA may send out unmarked test data via its data feeds on market holidays. Direct data feed subscribers, including recipients of TRACE data via the Bond Trading Dissemination Service (BTDS), Agency Trading Dissemination Service (ATDS), Structured Products Dissemination Service, and/or 144A Bond Dissemination Service (144A) feed(s) should take the necessary precautions to prevent data corruption. 

Please be advised that the TRACE system will close early on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 1 p.m., ET.  See the table below for a schedule of modified hours (these hours also apply to BTDS/ATDS). Note: New issue information pursuant to Rule 6260 must be submitted by 1 p.m., E.T.  Thank you for your attention to this matter. Please contact FINRA Operations at (866) 776-0800 if you have any questions.

Market Session

Normal Hours

Modified Hours for
Thursday, July 3, 2014

Regular Market Session

8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.

8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Post-Market Trading Session

5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Posted: June 11, 2014

ORF Hybrid Securities to Move to TRACE

FINRA reminds firms that on Monday, June 16, 2014, specific “covered hybrid securities” will move from the OTC Reporting Facility (ORF) to the Trade Reporting and Compliance Engine (TRACE). Please see Regulatory Notice 14-23 for specific details and a list of the specific covered hybrid securities that will be moved from ORF to TRACE.

On Monday, June 16, 2014, these securities will be reflected on both facilities’ daily list, as deletions from ORF and as additions to TRACE.

Questions regarding this announcement should be directed to FINRA Market Operations at (866) 776-0800.


Posted: May 19, 2014

FINRA Updates Subscription Agreements to Include 144A Data

As previously discussed in Regulatory Notice 13-35, FINRA will launch the 144A Dissemination Service (144A) on Monday, June 30, 2014.

In preparation for the new feed, FINRA has updated its Subscriber Agreements to include 144A data. As the 144A data is a separate fee-liable data set, Retransmission Vendors should require existing subscribers to acknowledge, or resubmit an updated Subscriber Agreement if they wish to receive this new data set. All future subscribers are required to sign the most recent version of the Subscriber Agreement prior to receiving permission for the real time data. Vendors are also required to report 144A access by using the updated Usage Reporting Form.

Please contact TRACE Data Services group at (888) 507-3665 if you have questions or for more information.


Posted: May 19, 2014

Holiday Reminder Regarding TRACE Market Data

In observation of Memorial Day, the TRAQS system will be closed on Monday, May 26, 2014. As stated in the data feed interface specifications, FINRA may send out unmarked test data via its data feeds on market holidays. Direct data feed subscribers, including recipients of TRAQS data via the Bond Trading Dissemination Service (BTDS), Agency Trading Dissemination Service (ATDS) and/or Securitized Products Dissemination Service (SPDS) feed(s), should take the necessary precautions to prevent data corruption. Thank you for your attention to this matter. Please contact FINRA Operations at (866) 776-0800 if you have any questions.


Posted: April 17, 2014

FINRA Updates the TRACE Vendor Agreement

FINRA has updated the TRACE Vendor Agreement to clarify various definitions and to prepare for the dissemination of Rule 144A transactions. You can also view the changes in the red line version.

As previously discussed in Regulatory Notice 13-35, FINRA will launch the 144A Dissemination Service (144A) on Monday, June 30, 2014. Similar to the Bond Trade Dissemination Service (BTDS), Agency Debt Trade Dissemination Service (ATDS), Structured Products Dissemination Service (SPDS) data feeds for corporate, agency and structured products debt, respectively, 144A will disseminate via an IP Multicast channel real-time last sale data and transactions for TRACE-eligible securities issued pursuant to Rule 144A.

Firms that currently subscribe to BTDS, ATDS and/or SPDS and that are interested in subscribing to the 144A feed must complete and execute a new Attachment B. New firms must complete and execute the vendor agreement and submit it to TRACE Data Services.

Please contact TRACE Data Services group at (888) 507-3665 if you have questions or need more information.


Posted: April 11, 2014

Holiday Reminder Regarding TRACE Market Data

In observation of Good Friday, the TRAQS system will be closed on Friday, April 18, 2014. As stated in the data feed interface specifications, FINRA may send out unmarked test data via its data feeds on market holidays. Direct data feed subscribers, including recipients of TRAQS data via the Bond Trading Dissemination Service (BTDS), Agency Trading Dissemination Service (ATDS) and/or Securitized Products Dissemination Service (SPDS) feed(s), should take the necessary precautions to prevent data corruption. Thank you for your attention to this matter. Please contact FINRA Operations at (866) 776-0800 if you have any questions.


Posted: March 14, 2014

New Version of the Enhanced Historic Data Agreement Available

A new version of the Enhanced Historic Data Agreement  is now available. The new version includes a new check box on Attachment C to allow users to request the 144A Data Set, which will be available beginning June 30, 2014. If you wish to purchase additional data, please use the revised Attachment C.

If you have questions, please contact TRACE Data Services at (888) 507-3665.


Posted: February 10, 2014

Holiday Reminder Regarding TRACE Market Data

In observation of Presidents' Day, the TRAQS system will be closed on Monday, February 17, 2014. As stated in the data feed interface specifications, FINRA may send out unmarked test data via its data feeds on market holidays. Direct data feed subscribers, including recipients of TRAQS data via the Bond Trading Dissemination Service (BTDS), Agency Trading Dissemination Service (ATDS) and/or Securitized Products Dissemination Service (SPDS) feed(s), should take the necessary precautions to prevent data corruption. Thank you for your attention to this matter. Please contact FINRA Operations at (866) 776-0800 if you have any questions.


Posted: January 13, 2014

Holiday Reminder Regarding TRACE Market Data

In observation of Martin Luther King Day, the TRAQS system will be closed on Monday, January 20, 2014. As stated in the data feed interface specifications, FINRA may send out unmarked test data via its data feeds on market holidays. Direct data feed subscribers, including recipients of TRAQS data via the Bond Trading Dissemination Service (BTDS), Agency Trading Dissemination Service (ATDS) and/or Securitized Products Dissemination Service (SPDS) feed(s), should take the necessary precautions to prevent data corruption. Thank you for your attention to this matter. Please contact FINRA Operations at (866) 776-0800 if you have any questions.


Posted: December 24, 2013

Holiday Reminder Regarding TRACE Market Data

In observation of New Year's Day, the TRAQS system will be closed on Wednesday, January 1, 2014. As stated in the data feed interface specifications, FINRA may send out unmarked test data via its data feeds on market holidays. Direct data feed subscribers, including recipients of TRACE data via the Bond Trading Dissemination Service (BTDS), Agency Trading Dissemination Service (ATDS) and/or Structured Products Dissemination Services (SPDS) feed(s), should take the necessary precautions to prevent data corruption. Thank you for your attention to this matter. Please contact FINRA Operations at (866) 776-0800 if you have any questions.


Posted: December 18, 2013

Holiday Reminder Regarding TRACE Market Data

In observation of Christmas, the TRAQS system will be closed on Wednesday, December 25, 2013. As stated in the data feed interface specifications, FINRA may send out unmarked test data via its data feeds on market holidays. Direct data feed subscribers, including recipients of TRACE data via the Bond Trading Dissemination Service (BTDS), Agency Trading Dissemination Service (ATDS) and/or Structured Products Dissemination Services (SPDS) feed(s), should take the necessary precautions to prevent data corruption.

Please be advised that the TRAQS system will close early on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at 1 p.m., ET. See the table below for a schedule of modified hours (these hours also apply to BTDS/ATDS/SPDS). Note: New issue information pursuant to Rule 6760 must be submitted by 1 p.m., E.T. Thank you for your attention to this matter. Please contact FINRA Operations at (866) 776-0800 if you have any questions.

Market Session

Normal Hours

Modified Hours for
Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Regular Market Session

8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.

8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Post-Market Trading Session

5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Posted: November 21, 2013

Holiday Reminder Regarding TRACE Market Data

In observation of the Thanksgiving holiday, the TRAQS system will be closed on Thursday, November 28, 2013. As stated in the data feed interface specifications, FINRA may send out unmarked test data via its data feeds on market holidays. Direct data feed subscribers, including recipients of TRACE data via the Bond Trading Dissemination Service (BTDS), Agency Trading Dissemination Service (ATDS) and/or Structured Products Dissemination Services (SPDS) feed(s) should take the necessary precautions to prevent data corruption.

Please be advised that the TRAQS system will close early on Friday, November 29, 2013 at 1 p.m., ET.  See the table below for a schedule of modified hours (these hours also apply to BTDS/ATDS/SPDS). Note: New issue information pursuant to Rule 6760 must be submitted by 1 p.m., E.T.  Thank you for your attention to this matter. Please contact FINRA Operations at (866) 776-0800 if you have any questions.
 

Market Session

Normal Hours

Modified Hours for
Friday, November 29, 2013

Regular Market Session

8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.

8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Post-Market Trading Session

5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Posted: August 26, 2013

Holiday Reminder Regarding TRACE Market Data

In observation of Labor Day, the TRACE system will be closed on Monday, September 2, 2013. As stated in the data feed interface specifications, FINRA may send out unmarked test data via its data feeds on market holidays. Direct data feed subscribers, including recipients of TRACE data via the Bond Trading Dissemination Service (BTDS), Agency Trading Dissemination Service (ATDS) and/or Structured Products Dissemination Service feed(s) should take the necessary precautions to prevent data corruption. Thank you for your attention to this matter. Please contact FINRA Operations at (866) 776-0800 if you have any questions.


Posted: August 26, 2013

TRACE Phone-In Workshop

September 23 2013
1:30 p.m. ET

This free phone-in workshop provides an overview of TRACE reporting rules, FAQs, compliance tools and other resources. In addition, the workshop explains the departments within FINRA (such as Transparency Services, Market Operations and Market Regulation) to contact with trade reporting questions or issues. The workshop is primarily intended for staff who have had little or no experience with TRACE, with a special focus on issues that apply to small and mid-size firms. If you have any questions you would like addressed during the call, please email them in advance to TRACE Feedback.

Register now.

Please note: Since there are a limited number of lines available for this call, please register as soon as possible and plan to share a phone line with others at your firm to help us maximize participation.


Posted: June 25, 2013

Holiday Reminder Regarding TRACE Market Data

In observation of Independence Day, the TRACE system will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2013. As stated in the data feed interface specifications, FINRA may send out unmarked test data via its data feeds on market holidays. Direct data feed subscribers, including recipients of TRACE data via the Bond Trading Dissemination Service (BTDS), Agency Trading Dissemination Service (ATDS) and/or Structured Products Dissemination Service feed(s) should take the necessary precautions to prevent data corruption.

Please be advised that the TRACE system will close early on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 1 p.m., ET. See the table below for a schedule of modified hours (these hours also apply to BTDS/ATDS). Note: New issue information pursuant to Rule 6760 must be submitted by 1 p.m., E.T. Thank you for your attention to this matter. Please contact FINRA Operations at (866) 776-0800 if you have any questions.

Market Session Normal Hours Modified Hours for
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Regular Market Session 8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Post-Market Trading Session 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Posted: May 20, 2013

Holiday Reminder Regarding TRACE Market Data

In observation of Memorial Day, the TRACE system will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2013. As stated in the data feed interface specifications, FINRA may send out unmarked test data via its data feeds on market holidays. Direct data feed subscribers, including recipients of TRACE data via the Bond Trading Dissemination Service (BTDS), Agency Trading Dissemination Service (ATDS) and/or Structured Products Dissemination Service feed(s) should take the necessary precautions to prevent data corruption. Thank you for your attention to this matter. Please contact FINRA Operations at (866) 776-0800 if you have any questions.


Posted: May 16, 2013

CUSIP Identifiers in TRACE Daily List and Security Scan Functions

FINRA reminds firms that access to CUSIP identifiers in the TRACE Daily List and TRACE Security Scan functions available on the FINRA TRACE secure website is regulated by terms stipulated by CUSIP Global Services.
 
The TRACE Daily List and TRACE Security Scan functions allow a user to view securities within the TRACE system, and to download the information. Users can filter a request to view a specific subset of securities or can choose to view all securities presently in the system. One of the specific data elements contained in the displayed information is the security CUSIP identifier.

All TRACE users have the ability to view individual CUSIP identifiers in the Security Scan and Daily List functions in TRACE. However, firms who want access to the download (CSV export) capability of CUSIP identifiers through TRACE must have a valid license with CUSIP Global Services. Firms that do not have a valid CUSIP license can export all other information from those screens, except the CUSIP identifier. 

FINRA grants permission to firms to download CUSIP identifiers in TRACE based on the information the firm provides to FINRA Market Operations about the status of its CUSIP license. CUSIP licenses are not negotiated with FINRA but directly with CUSIP Global Services.

If you have any questions regarding your TRACE permissions, please contact FINRA Market Operations at (877) 776-0800.


Posted: April 19, 2013

Updated Consolidated Agreement and New Agreement Amendment to Access FINRA Transparency Facilities

FINRA has updated its equities and fixed income transparency services participant agreement and has also created an amendment to the agreement.

The revised FINRA Participation Agreement (FPA) replaces the existing FPA. Firms that currently have an FPA with FINRA must use the amendment to add a new FINRA product, delete an existing product or update their billing information.

Pursuant to the terms of the individual participation agreements, posting of the revised FPA serves as notice of this change. The modified FPA will become effective 90 days after the posting of this notice. Participants will have 30 days after that effective date to opt out of the agreement or will in turn be deemed to have agreed to and accepted the revised FPA.


Posted: March 22, 2013

Holiday Reminder Regarding TRACE Market Data

In observation of Good Friday, the TRACE system will be closed on Friday, March 29, 2013. As stated in the data feed interface specifications, FINRA may send out unmarked test data via its data feeds on market holidays. Direct data feed subscribers, including recipients of TRACE data via the Bond Trading Dissemination Service (BTDS), Agency Trading Dissemination Service (ATDS) and/or Structured Products Dissemination Service feed(s) should take the necessary precautions to prevent data corruption. Thank you for your attention to this matter. Please contact FINRA Operations at (866) 776-0800 if you have any questions.


Posted: February 11, 2013

Holiday Reminder Regarding TRACE Market Data

In observation of Presidents’ Day, the TRACE and TRAQS systems will be closed on Monday, February 18, 2013. As stated in the data feed interface specifications, FINRA may send out unmarked test data via its data feeds on market holidays. Direct data feed subscribers, including recipients of TRACE data via the Bond Trading Dissemination Service (BTDS), Agency Trading Dissemination Service (ATDS) and/or Structured Products Dissemination Service feed(s) should take the necessary precautions to prevent data corruption. Thank you for your attention to this matter. Please contact FINRA Operations at (866) 776-0800 if you have any questions.


Posted: January 14, 2013

Holiday Reminder Regarding TRACE Market Data

In observation of the Martin Luther King Day , the TRACE and TRAQS systems will be closed on Monday, January 21, 2013. As stated in the data feed interface specifications, FINRA may send out unmarked test data via its data feeds on market holidays. Direct data feed subscribers, including recipients of TRACE data via the Bond Trading Dissemination Service (BTDS), Agency Trading Dissemination Service (ATDS) and/or Structured Products Dissemination Service feed(s) should take the necessary precautions to prevent data corruption. Thank you for your attention to this matter. Please contact FINRA Operations at (866) 776-0800 if you have any questions.


Posted: December 24, 2012

Holiday Reminder Regarding TRACE Market Data

In observation of New Year’s Day, the TRACE and TRAQS systems will be closed on Tuesday, January 1, 2013. As stated in the data feed interface specifications, FINRA may send out unmarked test data via its data feeds on market holidays. Direct data feed subscribers, including recipients of TRACE data via the Bond Trading Dissemination Service (BTDS), Agency Trading Dissemination Service (ATDS) and/or Structured Products Dissemination Service feed(s) should take the necessary precautions to prevent data corruption. Thank you for your attention to this matter. Please contact FINRA Operations at (866) 776-0800 if you have any questions.


Posted: December 19, 2012

FINRA Launches New TRACE Monthly Volume Report

FINRA has launched a new report to provide additional information about TRACE volume, including the total par value, average daily trades and average daily par value of all TRACE-eligible securities. The TRACE Monthly Volume Report complements the daily aggregate transaction data FINRA offers and the quarterly and yearly TRACE Fact Book.

Please direct questions concerning this notice via email to FINRA Data Services or call (888) 507-3665.


Posted: December 17, 2012

Holiday Reminder Regarding TRACE Market Data

In observation of Christmas, the TRACE and TRAQS systems will be closed on Tuesday, December 25, 2012. As stated in the data feed interface specifications, FINRA may send out unmarked test data via its data feeds on market holidays. Direct data feed subscribers, including recipients of TRACE data via the Bond Trading Dissemination Service (BTDS), Agency Trading Dissemination Service (ATDS) and/or Structured Products Dissemination Services (SPDS) feed(s) should take the necessary precautions to prevent data corruption. Thank you for your attention to this matter. Please contact FINRA Operations at (866) 776-0800 if you have any questions.

Please be advised that the TRAQS system will close early on Monday, December 24, 2012 at 1 p.m., ET. See the table below for a schedule of modified hours (these hours also apply to BTDS/ATDS). Note: New issue information pursuant to Rule 6260 must be submitted by 1 p.m., E.T. Thank you for your attention to this matter. Please contact FINRA Operations at (866) 776-0800 if you have any questions.

Market Session Normal Hours Modified Hours for Monday,
December 24, 2012
Regular Market Session 8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Post-Market Trading Session 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m

Posted: November 15, 2012

Holiday Reminder Regarding TRACE Market Data

In observation of the Thanksgiving holiday, the TRAQS system will be closed on Thursday, November 22, 2012. As stated in the data feed interface specifications, FINRA may send out unmarked test data via its data feeds on market holidays. Direct data feed subscribers, including recipients of TRACE data via the Bond Trading Dissemination Service (BTDS), Agency Trading Dissemination Service (ATDS) and/or Structured Products Dissemination Services (SPDS) feed(s) should take the necessary precautions to prevent data corruption.

Please be advised that the TRAQS system will close early on Friday, November 23, 2012 at 1 p.m., ET. See the table below for a schedule of modified hours (these hours also apply to BTDS/ATDS). Note: New issue information pursuant to Rule 6260 must be submitted by 1 p.m., E.T. Thank you for your attention to this matter. Please contact FINRA Operations at (866) 776-0800 if you have any questions.

Market Session Normal Hours Modified Hours for Friday,
November 23, 2012
Regular Market Session 8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Post-Market Trading Session 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m

Posted: August 27, 2012

Holiday Reminder Regarding TRACE Market Data

In observation of Labor Day, the TRAQS system will be closed on Monday, September 3, 2012. As stated in the data feed interface specifications, FINRA may send out unmarked test data via its data feeds on market holidays. Direct data feed subscribers, including recipients of TRAQS data via the Bond Trading Dissemination Service (BTDS) and/or Agency Trading Dissemination Service (ATDS) feed(s), should take the necessary precautions to prevent data corruption. Thank you for your attention to this matter. Please contact FINRA Operations at (866) 776-0800 if you have any questions.


Posted: June 26, 2012

Holiday Reminder Regarding TRACE Market Data

In observation of Independence Day, the TRAQS system will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, 2012. As stated in the data feed interface specifications, FINRA may send out unmarked test data via its data feeds on market holidays. Direct data feed subscribers, including recipients of TRAQS data via the Bond Trading Dissemination Service (BTDS) and/or Agency Trading Dissemination Service (ATDS) feed(s), should take the necessary precautions to prevent data corruption.

Please be advised that the TRAQS systems will close early on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 1:00 pm, ET. See the table below for a schedule of modified hours (these hours also apply to BTDS/ATDS). Note: New issue information pursuant to Rule 6260 must be submitted by 1 pm, E.T. Thank you for your attention to this matter. Please contact FINRA Operations at (866) 776-0800 if you have any questions.

Market Session Normal Hours Modified Hours for
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Regular Market Session 8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Post-Market Trading Session 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m

Posted: June 21, 2012

Reference Data Server Maintenance Scheduled for Friday, June 22, 2012

FINRA will be completing reference data server maintenance after the close of business on Friday, June 22, 2012. This work will impact firms with New Issue Forms in “Draft” status as of 5 p.m. Friday. Once the maintenance work is complete, all existing New Issue Forms in "Draft" status will be deleted from the Firm Gateway. Therefore, firms that currently have New Issue Forms in a Draft status are advised to download any needed information before the close of business on June 22, 2012.

Please contact FINRA Market Operations at (866) 776-0800 with questions regarding this announcement.


Posted: June 18, 2012

Updated Consolidated Agreement and New Agreement Amendment to Access FINRA Transparency Facilities

FINRA has updated its equities and fixed income transparency services participant agreement and has also created an amendment to the agreement.

The revised FINRA Participation Agreement (FPA) replaces the existing FPA. Firms that currently have an FPA with FINRA must use the amendment to add a new FINRA product, delete an existing product or update their billing information.

Pursuant to the terms of the individual participation agreements, posting of the revised FPA serves as notice of this change. The modified FPA will become effective 90 days after the posting of this notice. Participants will have 30 days after that effective date to opt out of the agreement or will in turn be deemed to have agreed to and accepted the revised FPA.

Please contact FINRA Operations at (866) 776-0800 if there are questions regarding this announcement.


Posted: May 21, 2012

Holiday Reminder Regarding TRACE Market Data

In observation of Memorial Day, the TRAQS system will be closed on Monday, May 28, 2012. As stated in the data feed interface specifications, FINRA may send out unmarked test data via its data feeds on market holidays. Direct data feed subscribers, including recipients of TRAQS data via the Bond Trading Dissemination Service (BTDS) and/or Agency Trading Dissemination Service (ATDS) feed(s), should take the necessary precautions to prevent data corruption. Thank you for your attention to this matter. Please contact FINRA Operations at (866) 776-0800 if you have any questions.


Posted: March 30, 2012

Holiday Reminder Regarding TRACE Market Data

In observation of Good Friday, the TRAQS system will be closed on Friday, April 6, 2012. As stated in the data feed interface specifications, FINRA may send out unmarked test data via its data feeds on market holidays. Direct data feed subscribers; including recipients of TRAQs data via the Bond Trading Dissemination Service (BTDS) and/or Agency Trading Dissemination Service (ATDS) feed(s) should take the necessary precautions to prevent data corruption. Thank you for your attention to this matter. Please contact FINRA Operations at (866) 776-0800 if you have any questions.


Posted: February 13, 2012

Holiday Reminder Regarding TRACE Market Data

In observation of Presidents’ Day, the TRAQS system will be closed on Monday, February 20, 2012. As stated in the data feed interface specifications, FINRA may send out unmarked test data via its data feeds on market holidays. Direct data feed subscribers, including recipients of TRAQS data via the Bond Trading Dissemination Service (BTDS) and/or Agency Trading Dissemination Service (ATDS) feed(s) should take the necessary precautions to prevent data corruption. Thank you for your attention to this matter. Please contact FINRA Operations at (866) 776-0800 if you have any questions.


Posted: January 27, 2012

New Issue Form for TRACE Corporate Bonds and Agency Reporting

FINRA has updated the TRACE New Issue Form available through the Firm Gateway. The form now accommodates entries for Corporate Bonds, Agency Debt, Equity-Linked Notes and Church Bonds to be added to the system without requiring FINRA Operations. The new issues will be electronically delivered to the TRAQS database for use in trade reporting TRACE-eligible securities.

Changes have been made to the way Corporates, Agencies, Equity-Linked Notes and Church Bonds are entered on the form. Firms should familiarize themselves with the new form before January 30, 2012. Securitized Product (MBS, CMO/ABS) entries will remain as currently designed.

Note: All existing New Issue Forms in a “DRAFT” status will be deleted from the Firm Gateway as of the close of business on January 27, 2012.

Firms subject to the requirements of FINRA Rules 6730 and 6760 must use the updated form to submit new issue information to FINRA beginning January 30, 2012.

View a table of the required fields for the TRACE New Issue form, and a mock-up of the form itself.


Posted: January 9, 2012

Holiday Reminder Regarding TRACE Market Data

In observation of the Martin Luther King Day, the TRACE and TRAQS systems will be closed on Monday, January 16, 2012. As stated in the data feed interface specifications, FINRA may send out unmarked test data via its data feeds on market holidays. Direct data feed subscribers, including recipients of TRACE data via the Bond Trading Dissemination Service (BTDS) and/or Agency Trading Dissemination Service (ATDS) feed(s) should take the necessary precautions to prevent data corruption. Thank you for your attention to this matter. Please contact FINRA Operations at (866) 776-0800 if you have any questions.


Posted: January 4, 2012

TRACE Phone-In Workshop: Multi Product Platform (MPP)

January 17, 2012
3 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. ET 

FINRA is hosting a free, 45-minute phone-in workshop to review rule changes, technical specifications and testing related to the migration of Corporate Bonds and Agency Debt Securities to the Multi Product Platform (MPP), which will take effect February 6, 2012. The presentation includes details regarding the industry User Acceptance Test (UAT), which is scheduled to take place on Saturday, January 21, 2012, and Saturday, January 28, 2012.

Participants may submit questions before and during the workshop via email. 

Please note: Since there are a limited number of lines available for this call, please register as soon as possible and plan to share a phone line with others at your firm to help us maximize participation.


Posted: December 23, 2011

New Year's Day Holiday Reminder Regarding TRACE Market Data

In observation of New Year's Day, the TRACE and TRAQS systems will be closed on Monday, January 2, 2012. As stated in the data feed interface specifications, FINRA may send out unmarked test data via its data feeds on market holidays. Direct data feed subscribers, including recipients of TRACE data via the Bond Trading Dissemination Service (BTDS) and/or Agency Trading Dissemination Service (ATDS) feed(s) should take the necessary precautions to prevent data corruption. Thank you for your attention to this matter. Please contact FINRA Operations at (866) 776-0800 if you have any questions.


Posted: December 19, 2011

Christmas Holiday Reminder Regarding TRACE Market Data

In observation of Christmas, the TRACE and TRAQS systems will be closed on Monday, December 26, 2011. As stated in the data feed interface specifications, FINRA may send out unmarked test data via its data feeds on market holidays. Direct data feed subscribers, including recipients of TRACE data via the Bond Trading Dissemination Service (BTDS) and/or Agency Trading Dissemination Service (ATDS) feed(s) should take the necessary precautions to prevent data corruption. Thank you for your attention to this matter. Please contact FINRA Operations at (866) 776-0800 if you have any questions.


Posted: December 2, 2011

TRACE Phone-In Workshop: Multi Product Platform (MPP)

December 15, 2011
12 p.m. – 1 p.m. ET

FINRA is hosting a free, 60-minute phone-in workshop to review rule changes, technical specifications and testing related to the migration of Corporate Bonds and Agency Debt Securities to the Multi Product Platform (MPP), which will take effect February 6, 2012.
 
Participants may submit questions before and during the workshop via email.
 
Register for this event.
 
Please note: Since there are a limited number of lines available for this call, please plan to share a phone line with others at your firm to help us maximize participation.


Posted: November 18, 2011

Holiday Reminder Regarding TRACE Market Data

In observation of the Thanksgiving holiday, the TRACE and TRAQS systems will be closed on Thursday, November 24, 2011. As stated in the data feed interface specifications, FINRA may send out unmarked test data via its data feeds on market holidays. Direct data feed subscribers, including recipients of TRACE data via the Bond Trading Dissemination Service (BTDS) and/or Agency Trading Dissemination Service (ATDS) feed(s) should take the necessary precautions to prevent data corruption.

Please be advised that the TRACE and TRAQS systems will close early on Friday, November 25, 2011 at 1:00 pm, ET. See the table below for a schedule of modified hours (these hours also apply to BTDS/ATDS). Note: New issue information pursuant to Rule 6260 must be submitted by 1 pm, E.T. Thank you for your attention to this matter. Please contact FINRA Operations at (866) 776-0800 if you have any questions.

Market Session Normal Hours Modified Hours for Friday,
November 25, 2011
Regular Market Session 8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Post-Market Trading Session 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Posted: October 14, 2011

TRACE Phone-In Workshop: Multi Product Platform (MPP)

October 21, 2011
12 p.m. – 1 p.m. ET

FINRA is hosting a free, 60-minute phone-in workshop to review rule changes and technical specifications related to the migration of Corporate Bonds and Agency Debt Securities to the Multi Product Platform (MPP), which will take effect February 6, 2012. See the related TRACE Technical Notice for more information.

Participants may submit questions before and during the workshop via email.

Register for this event.

Please note: Since there are a limited number of lines available for this call, please plan to share a phone line with others at your firm to help us maximize participation.


Posted: September 15, 2011

New TRACE MPIDs for Citigroup Global Markets

Effective Monday, September 19, 2011, Citigroup Global Markets Inc.'s TRACE MPIDs—SALB and SBSH—will be changed to CITI. Any questions regarding this change should be directed to (212) 723-4612 or your Citigroup representative.


Posted: August 29, 2011

Holiday Reminder Regarding TRACE Market Data

In observation of Labor Day, the TRACE system will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2011. As stated in the data feed interface specifications, FINRA may send out unmarked test data via its data feeds on market holidays. Direct data feed subscribers, including recipients of TRACE data via the Bond Trading Dissemination Service (BTDS) and/or Agency Trading Dissemination Service (ATDS) feeds should take the necessary precautions to prevent data corruption. Thank you for your attention to this matter. Please contact FINRA Operations at (866) 776-0800 if you have any questions.


Posted: August 28, 2011

Normal Open Following Hurricane Irene

All FINRA facilities will open as normal on Monday, August 29.


Posted: June 27, 2011

Holiday Reminder Regarding TRACE Market Data

In observation of Independence Day, the TRACE system will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2011. As stated in the data feed interface specifications, FINRA may send out unmarked test data via its data feeds on market holidays. Direct data feed subscribers, including recipients of TRACE data via the Bond Trading Dissemination Service (BTDS) and/or Agency Trading Dissemination Service (ATDS) feeds should take the necessary precautions to prevent data corruption. Thank you for your attention to this matter. Please contact FINRA Operations at (866) 776-0800 if you have any questions.


Posted: May 31, 2011

Phone-In Workshop: TRACE Expansion

June 8, 2011
1  – 1:45 p.m. ET

FINRA is hosting a free phone-in workshop that addresses questions related to the recent TRACE expansion to asset- and mortgage-backed securities, which took effect on May 16, 2011.

Participants may submit questions before and during the workshop via email.

Register for this event.

Please note: Since there are a limited number of lines available for this call, please plan to share a phone line with others at your firm to help us maximize participation.


Posted: May 23, 2011

Holiday Reminder Regarding TRACE Market Data

In observation of Memorial Day, the TRACE System will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2011. As stated in the data feed interface specifications, FINRA may send out unmarked test data via its data feeds on market holidays. Direct data feed subscribers, including recipients of TRACE data via the Bond Trading Dissemination Service (BTDS) and/or Agency Trading Dissemination Service (ATDS) feeds should take the necessary precautions to prevent data corruption. Thank you for your attention to this matter. Please contact FINRA Operations at (866) 776-0800 if you have any questions.


Posted: May 2, 2011

Phone-In Workshop: TRACE Expansion—Technical and Operational Aspects

May 10, 2011
3  – 3:45 p.m. ET

FINRA is hosting a free phone-in workshop that addresses technical and operational aspects of TRACE expansion to asset- and mortgage-backed securities, which takes effect on May 16, 2011. This call builds on previous workshops hosted in 2010 and 2011.

This workshop lasts approximately 45 minutes. Participants may submit questions before and during the workshop via email.

Register for this event.

Please note: Since there are a limited number of lines available for this call, please plan to share a phone line with others at your firm to help us maximize participation.


Posted: April 15, 2011

Holiday Reminder Regarding TRACE Market Data

In observation of Good Friday, the TRACE system will be closed on Friday, April 22, 2011. As stated in the data feed interface specifications, FINRA may send out unmarked test data via its data feeds on market holidays. Direct data feed subscribers, including recipients of TRACE data via the Bond Trading Dissemination Service (BTDS) and/or Agency Trading Dissemination Service (ATDS) feeds should take the necessary precautions to prevent data corruption. Thank you for your attention to this matter. Please contact FINRA Operations at (866) 776-0800 if you have any questions.


Posted: April 1, 2011

TBA CUSIP Algorithm Expansion

On April 1, 2011, CUSIP Global Services (CGS) announced plans to expand the current TBA CUSIP algorithm for TBA (To Be Announced) mortgage-backed securities to cover new product types, including interest-only mortgages, adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) and Delegated Underwriting and Servicing (DUS) pools, among other products.

The algorithm for the expanded TBA coverage is available on the CGS website.

The new reporting requirements for TRACE-eligible asset- and mortgage-backed securities take effect on May 16. At that point, TRACE-reporting firms should use the new generic CUSIPs when reporting TBA transactions to TRACE. See the TRACE FAQ for additional information.

Please send an email to TRACE Feedback for any questions on TRACE reporting.


Posted: March 23, 2011

New Consolidated Agreement to Access FINRA Transparency Facilities

In an effort to simplify the administration of and to streamline participants’ access to FINRA’s equities and fixed income transparency facilities, FINRA’s existing participant agreements have been consolidated into one agreement, called the FINRA Transparency Services Participation Agreement (FPA). Beginning March 22, 2011, all access to and use of FINRA’s transparency services facilities will be governed by the FPA rather than the individual participant agreements. Pursuant to the terms of the individual participation agreements, posting of the FPA serves as notice of this change and all participants who access one or more of the facilities following its posting will be deemed to have agreed to and accepted the FPA. No substantive legal or business changes were made during the consolidation of agreements.

Download the new FPA. 


Posted: February 11, 2011

Holiday Reminder Regarding TRACE Market Data

In observation of Presidents' Day, the TRACE system will be closed on Monday, February 21, 2011. As stated in the data feed interface specifications, FINRA may send out unmarked test data via its data feeds on market holidays. Direct data feed subscribers, including recipients of TRACE data via the Bond Trading Dissemination Service (BTDS) and/or Agency Trading Dissemination Service (ATDS) feeds should take the necessary precautions to prevent data corruption. Thank you for your attention to this matter. Please contact FINRA Operations at (866) 776-0800 if you have any questions. 


Posted: February 9, 2011

Phone-In Workshop: TRACE Expansion—Technical and Operational Aspects

February 25, 2011
12  – 1 p.m. ET

During this 60-minute workshop, FINRA staff address technical and operational aspects of TRACE expansion to asset- and mortgage-backed securities, which takes effect on May 16, 2011. This call builds on previous workshops hosted in 2010, and covers technical specifications, testing and operational aspects of the expansion, such as participant sign-up, user ID creation and security set-up.

Participants may submit questions before and during the workshop via email.

Register for this event.

Please note: Since there are a limited number of lines available for this call, please plan to share a phone line with others at your firm to help us maximize participation. 


Posted: January 26, 2011

Additional Church Bond Issues to Be Added to TRACE

Effective 01/27/2011, FINRA will add approximately 400 securities to TRACE with a FINRA identifier.

Due to the amount of issues involved, the daily list available in the TRACE Web application and secure FTP will not contain these securities under security additions.

View the full list of securities.

Please direct any questions to FINRA Operations by email or (866) 776-0800. 


Posted: January 24, 2011

Additional Church Bond Issues to Be Added to TRACE

Effective 01/25/2011, FINRA will add approximately 1,200 securities to TRACE with a FINRA identifier.

Due to the amount of issues involved, the daily list available in the TRACE Web application and secure FTP will not contain these securities under security additions.

View the full list of securities.

Please direct any questions to FINRA Operations by email or (866) 776-0800.


Posted: January 13, 2011

Holiday Reminder Regarding TRACE Market Data

In observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the TRACE system will be closed on Monday, January 17, 2011. As stated in the data feed interface specifications, FINRA may send out unmarked test data via its data feeds on market holidays. Direct data feed subscribers, including recipients of TRACE data via the Bond Trading Dissemination Service (BTDS) and Agency Trading Dissemination Services (ATDS) feeds should take the necessary precautions to prevent data corruption. Thank you for your attention to this matter. Please contact FINRA Operations at (866) 776-0800 if you have any questions.