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dbyrt
70 posts
msg #56196
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modified
10/30/2007 2:18:12 PM

Does anyone know of the best Nasdaq Level 2 data provider?

I've tried several and run them next to each other, and they're all showing different bids/asks !!! Some are missing some market makers and have others. You have to look at all three to get some kind of complete picture, and then, they still seem to missing some!!

Anyone know of a complete level 2?

dbyrt
70 posts
msg #56239
Ignore dbyrt
modified
10/31/2007 7:08:59 PM

I guess people aren't using Level 2 access!!

TheRumpledOne
6,358 posts
msg #56240
Ignore TheRumpledOne
10/31/2007 7:20:44 PM

I have Level II from TradeStation, Ameritrade and MB Trading.

If you are trading fast moving stocks, you need more than one feed in case one is lagging.



dbyrt
70 posts
msg #56261
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modified
11/1/2007 7:25:40 AM

Thanks TRO.

Yea, I've found that some days one will lag a bit, but the bigger concern was that each one has different buyers/sellers listed, so you have to mentally construct the complete picture. On some, my own bids/asks don't show up! Which is a bit concerning!!



Dan-o
19 posts
msg #56285
Ignore Dan-o
11/1/2007 3:29:19 PM

If you are trading bulletin board stocks, the market maker is not required to display your order on Level 2. Sometimes they will display it, sometimes they won't. You can always call your broker and have them request that the market maker reflect your order. They are not required, though.

dbyrt
70 posts
msg #56296
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modified
11/1/2007 5:26:28 PM

Thanks.......actually these are not OTC stocks, but Nasdaq.


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