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Author Topic: Full Feed vs. Trades Only (no Bid/Ask Data) (3 messages, Page 1 of 1)

Poll:
I need both Trades and Quotes:
17 (89%)
I only Need Trades:
2 (11%)
I only Need Quotes (Bid/Ask):
0 (0%)
I don't need any data:
0 (0%)

DTN_Jay_Froscheiser
-VP, Product Operations-
Posts: 1742
Joined: May 3, 2004

DTN IQFeed/DTN.IQ/DTN NxCore


Posted: May 13, 2004 05:20 PM          Msg. 1 of 3
It has been brought up that some people don't need to see the quotes being sent for the issues they are watching. Obviously, quote volume (bid/ask) is a huge portion of the bandwidth utilization for our feeds. It would save quite a bit of bandwidth if 3rd party software was able to turn off the "quotes" from being sent. In this case, only the Trades would be sent to the client.

Would this function be of use, or would you nearly always want quotes to be sent also?

Jay Froscheiser
DTN Market Access, LLC.

msearles
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Posts: 16
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Software for DTN RealTime Satellite


Posted: May 14, 2004 12:57 AM          Msg. 2 of 3
There are times when one needs both trades and quotes, and then other scenarios, where only trades are needed, for instance for charting only.

Being able to limit messages to trades only, or quotes only, -- either-or both would be best.

While I need the ability to receive both trades and quotes --- I don't need them both at all times, and would prefer to only enable the data needed in various circumstances at my discretion.

--
Michael

mw
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Posted: May 17, 2004 02:39 AM          Msg. 3 of 3
I think you'll find that there are many users out there that make limited use of bid/ask. For many years I have maintained my own data in Tradestation's Globalserver, and I have never enabled the storage of bid/ask.

The only time I need it is when I am trading a particular market, and even then I tend to use my broker interface - I don't do anything special with bid/ask data and analytics based on same. Clearly there are as many others that differ and do use this data.

Certainly a charting application could identify when it needs bid/ask globally or on a per symbol basis... maybe one way to encourage this thinking and the care and attention required of a user (i.e. not populating a quote sheet with every single symbol, where bid/ask would be commonly displayed) would be to adjust symbol limits based on how many had bid/ask turned on or off. I.e. reward good behaviour with increased symbol limit for the same fee. Probably not a simple thing but a wild thought.
Edited by mw on May 17, 2004 at 02:45 AM
 

 

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