My exchange with the Exchange

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by chasinfla, Nov 11, 2002.

  1. I had the following email exchange with the good folks at the NYSE today. I wasn't trying to bait them or be sarcastic, my questions were sincere (but after their second response I was a bit flustered):

    <b>Me:</b> Sirs:

    Is it possible to obtain Member trading activity statistics daily, or perhaps hourly?

    Thank you,

    <b>Them: </b>This information is proprietary and is not available to the public.

    Thank you for your interest in the New York Stock Exchange.

    <b>Me:</b>How often is the information made public, and how can I obtain in as timely a manner as possible? [I guess I wasn't paying close attention when I wrote this.]

    Thank you.

    <b>Them:</b> This information is not available.

    <b>Me:</b> Sirs:

    It is printed weekly in Barron's, in the Market Laboratory section, under the heading "NYSE Member Report". I am seeking a more efficient way of collecting it.

    It seems odd to me that an exchange whose principle activity is to provide a fair and orderly market would consider statistics on 30% of its volume to be 'proprietary.' Why is this so?

    Thank you.

    <b>Them:</b>
     
  2. <b>Them</b>
    You Asked:

    "...Is it possible to obtain Member trading activity statistics daily,
    or
    perhaps hourly?"

    The answer is, "Yes".

    http://www.nyse.com/marketinfo/taqdatabase.html
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    I did write and ask them if the data were available sooner than monthly...