NASDAQ OMX offers its customers direct access to real-time data feeds, web-based reports and plug-and-play technology for instant access to market data. Firms may also connect to U.S. data centers via the co-location facility, extranets or direct connectivity providers. The co-location services increase the speed of trades and reduce network connection costs, allowing for superior speed, market depth, unmatched data administration and access to billions of people globally through our distribution partners.
NASDAQ OMX Transaction Services, U.S. (NTS) operates the largest market center for trading U.S. equities. Our trading platform fully integrates order display, execution and trade reporting for all NASDAQ, NYSE, AMEX and other regional-listed exchanges.
Options and Futures
NASDAQ OMX offers investors diverse and innovative options contracts. These investment instruments grant buyers the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell an underlying asset at a specific price on or before a certain date.
NASDAQ OMX is also the home to a futures exchange. A futures contract is an agreement to buy or sell a commodity or financial instrument in a designated future month at a price agreed upon at the initiation of the contract by the buyer and seller. Futures contracts are standardized according to the quality, quantity, and delivery time and location for each commodity. A futures contract differs from an option in that an option gives one of the counterparties a right and the other an obligation to buy or sell, while a futures contract represents an obligation to both counterparties, one to deliver and the other to accept delivery.
- Learn more about our innovative derivatives offerings: U.S. Options and Futures Investment Products
- An All-Electronic Price/Time Priority Trading System on the NASDAQ Options MarketSM (NOM)
- Sophisticated Functionality for Market Participants on NASDAQ OMX PHLXSM (PHLX®)
- A New, Innovative Destination Geared Towards Retail Order Flow on NASDAQ BX OptionsSM
- Superior Liquidity in Nordic Options Trading at NASDAQ OMX Nordic
- Futures on NASDAQ OMX Nordic
Based on trading volume, The NASDAQ Stock Market is the world’s largest exchange for exchange traded funds (ETFs). The NASDAQ ETF Market is a competitive listing venue designed specifically for ETFs. Leveraging NASDAQ’s strength in trading, indexing, investor outreach, and sourcing liquidity, we are poised to help sponsors create, grow and evolve ETFs into liquid investment tools.
NASDAQ OMX Commodities Europe provides the world's largest regulated market for electric power contracts. We provide a full set of instruments for trading carbon permits including spot, futures, forwards and options. In the US we provide credit and risk management services for the physical power and natural gas markets.