Subscription considerations for U.S. market data (Non-Professionals)

In determining the range of market data subscription offerings to make available, IB seeks to balance the needs of a wide variety of clients, both in terms of the scope of products traded and the frequency of data use.  To afford clients the opportunity to minimize their monthly subscription costs for U.S. data, both bundled and a la carte monthly services are offered as well as options for real-time streaming, snapshot and delayed feeds. 

Outlined below are the basic questions to be considered when deciding which subscription best meets your needs (see website for current subscription rates). Note that clients are not obligated to purchase data through IB.
 

What US Products do you trade?

Generally speaking, clients trading a broad variety of product classes should consider the basic bundled subscription referred to as the US Securities Snapshot and Futures Value Bundle which costs USD 10 per month and provides quotes for a variety of U.S. stocks, stock indices, bonds, futures and futures options. The monthly fee for this subscription is waived for any month in which the account generates at least USD 30 in commissions.
 
Futures
- US Securities Snapshot and Futures Value Bundle: real-time top of book quotes for CBOT, CME, COMEX, and NYMEXUS.
- Futures Value PLUS Bundle: real-time depth (Level 2) of book quotes for CBOT, CME, COMEX, and NYMEX.1
- ICE Futures U.S. (NYBOT): includes real-time options and LIFFE precious metals futures and futures options.
 
Bonds
- US Securities Snapshot and Futures Value Bundle: real-time quotes for US corporate bonds and US-Treasuries.
- US Bond Real-Time Data: real-time quotes for US corporate bonds and US-Treasuries offered free of charge.
 
Options
- OPRA Top of Book: real-time top of book quotes for all U.S. securities option exchanges.
- US Securities Snapshot and Futures Value Bundle: real-time quotes for many of the stock indices which underlie options.
 
OTC Stocks
- US Securities Snapshot and Futures Value Bundle: real-time top of book quotes for OTCBB and PINK listings.
 
National Market System (NMS) Stocks - the subscription elections for NMS stocks (i.e., NYSE, AMEX & NASDAQ listings) are varied and depend upon the following considerations:
 

 

How often would you like to see real-time quotes?

 
Occasionally
- US Securities Snapshot and Futures Value Bundle: includes real-time top of book quotes for stocks listed on each of the NYSE, AMEX and NASDAQ exchanges. Intended for occasional users as quotes are delayed unless a “snapshot” refresh is requested, with each request subject to a USD 0.01 fee. If the number of refresh requests reaches 150 for a given exchange in a given month, the monthly cost for that exchange will be capped at USD 1.50 and the subscriber will receive real-time streaming quotes for that exchange for the remainder of the month at no additional charge (i.e., the maximum snapshot fee for a given month for all three exchanges is USD 4.50).  Note that while the base fee of USD 10 for this bundle is waived for accounts generating at least USD 30 monthly commissions, the fee for snapshot quote requests is not waived.
 
Routinely
- NYSE (Network A), AMEX (Network B), NASDAQ (Network C): real-time streaming top of book quotes for each the NYSE, AMEX and NASDAQ exchanges which may be subscribed to on an a la carte basis for USD 1.50 per month each (USD 4.50 for all). Intended for users who trade securities listed on only one or two of the above exchanges on a frequent basis.
 
- US Equity and Options Add-On Streaming Bundle1: Includes NYSE (Network A), AMEX (Network B), NASDAQ(Network C), and OPRA(US Options). Intended for users who trade securities listed on all of the above exchanges on a frequent basis. Will replace the snap quotes provided under the basic US Securities Snapshot and Futures Value Bundle subscription.

 

How much commissions do you typically generate per month?

 
Less than USD 30 per month
- NYSE (Network A), AMEX (Network B), NASDAQ (Network C): real-time streaming top of book quotes for each the NYSE, AMEX and NASDAQ exchanges. If you trade only NMS stocks and generate commissions of less than USD 30 per month, you can receive real-time streaming stock quotes for all three exchanges at a monthly cost of USD 4.50 vs. snap quotes at a monthly cost of USD 10.
 
More than USD 30 per month
- US Securities Snapshot and Futures Value Bundle: includes real-time top of book quotes for stocks listed on each of the NYSE, AMEX and NASDAQ exchanges on a snapshot request basis. There is no cost to elect this subscription as the fee is waived if you generate monthly commissions of at least USD 30. You may wish to consider augmenting this subscription with any of the NYSE (Network A), AMEX (Network B), NASDAQ (Network C) real-time streaming services at a monthly cost of USD 10 each.
 

 

What exchanges do you trade? 

 
Limited population 
- NYSE (Network A), AMEX (Network B), NASDAQ (Network C): real-time streaming top of book quotes for each the NYSE, AMEX and NASDAQ exchanges. If you trade securities listed on a subset of these three exchanges, you can receive real-time streaming stock quotes at a monthly cost of USD 1.50 for each. If you also maintain a subscription to the US Securities Snapshot and Futures Value Bundle, the real-time feed will serve to overlay the snap quote for any of the individual exchanges selected and you will receive snap quotes for the remainder. If you are not subscribed to the US Securities Snapshot and Futures Value Bundle, then you will receive delayed quotes for securities listed on the exchanges for which you have not subscribed.
 
All
- US Equity and Options Add-On Streaming Bundle1: Includes NYSE (Network A), AMEX (Network B), NASDAQ(Network C), and OPRA(US Options). Intended for users who trade securities listed on all of the above exchanges on a frequent basis. Will replace the snap quotes provided under the basic US Securities Snapshot and Futures Value Bundle subscription.

1Requires a subscription to the US Securities Snapshot and Futures Value Bundle.

 

 

US Reg NMS Snapshot Market Data Service

Overview: 

Beginning in March 2017, we will be giving clients the ability to request snapshot quotes for NYSE (Network A/CTA), AMEX (Network B/CTA), and NASDAQ (Network C/UTP) listed issues. The price for a snapshot quote will be 0.01 USD and will be charged for each snapshot quote. At the close of the month, the snapshot counter will reset. 

 

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Background:

Some exchanges offer a pricing structure for clients who wish to see a single quote at a particular moment and not have their quotes update on a streaming basis. These requests are called snapshots. Snapshots are typically utilized by traders who wish to keep costs as low as possible and want to know the NBBO (National Best Bid and Offer) for a specific moment to make their trading decisions. In general, pricing for snapshot quotes are 0.01 USD or 0.01 EUR depending on the exchange location.

 

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Pricing Details:

Clients will be charged for each snapshot until they cap out at the price of the streaming quote service. Once you are capped, you will be switched to the streaming quote service[1] for the remainder of the calendar month at no charge. The switch to streaming quotes will take place at approximately 18:30 EST the following business day after reaching the snapshot threshold. At the close of the month, the streaming service will automatically terminate and the snapshot counter will reset. Each listing exchange will be capped independently and will not be combined across listing exchanges.

Listed Network Feed
Price per
Snapshot Quote
Subscriber
Status
Capped
Snapshot
Streaming Service Activated
AMEX (Network B/CTA) 0.01 USD Non-Pro 150 AMEX (Network B/CTA) (NP,L1)
AMEX (Network B/CTA) 0.01 USD Pro 2300 AMEX (Network B/CTA) (P,L1)
NASDAQ (Network C/UTP) 0.01 USD Non-Pro 150 NASDAQ (Network C/UTP) (NP,L1)
NASDAQ (Network C/UTP) 0.01 USD Pro 2300 NASDAQ (Network C/UTP) (P,L1)
NYSE (Network A/CTA) 0.01 USD Non-Pro 150 NYSE (Network A/CTA) (NP,L1)
NYSE (Network A/CTA) 0.01 USD Pro 4500 NYSE (Network A/CTA) (P,L1) [2]

Notes:

1. Clients can subscribe to a regular streaming service while choosing delayed + snapshot data for another service.

2. Billed by Interactive Brokers.

 

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Desktop Trading - TWS (Classic):

If you have delayed data displayed and subscribed to the snapshot permissions, under the column Ticker Action[1] you would see a button for Snapshot:


 

When clicking the Snapshot button, it will populate a quote details window. The quote details window will generate a timestamp the moment the NBBO quote is received for that symbol along with the NBBO information:


 

In the Quote Details Window clicking the Refresh[2] link will update the the NBBO quote.

Note:

1. At this time, it is not possible to remove the Ticker Action column permanently.

2. Each time you click refresh on the quote window or select a snapshot quote, an additional charge of 0.01 USD will incur on your monthly statement. If you reach the snapshot cap limit, the related delayed quote line will become a streaming quote line.

 

Example:

In the above case, GOOG is a NASDAQ (Network C/UTP) listed stock. There will be a charge of 0.01 USD per query (a snapshot).

  • Non-Professionals can request another 149 snapshots for GOOG or any other NASDAQ (Network C/UTP) listed shares, before it turns into streaming quotes.
  • Professionals can request another 2,299 snapshots for GOOG or any other NASDAQ (Network C/UTP) listed shares, before it turns into streaming quotes.

You will only be charged for the snapshots until the cap amount. Once the snapshot limit is reached, no further charges will be applied for the rest of the month and will begin receiving streaming quotes for that Network.

 

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Desktop Trading - TWS (Mosaic):

If you have delayed data displayed and subscribed to the snapshot permissions, when selecting a row in the Monitor tab, the Order Entry window will display an option to request a Snapshot.


 

Clicking the +SNAPSHOT link will populate a quote details window. The quote details window will generate a timestamp the moment the NBBO quote is received for that symbol and will populate the NBBO information:


 

In the Quote Details Window clicking the Refresh[1] link will update the the NBBO quote.

Note:

1. Each time you click refresh on the quote window or select a snapshot quote, an additional charge of 0.01 USD will incur on your monthly statement. If you reach the snapshot cap limit, the related delayed quote line will become a streaming quote line.

 

Example:

In the above case, GOOG is a NASDAQ (Network C/UTP) listed stock. There will be a charge of 0.01 USD per query (a snapshot).

  • Non-Professionals can request another 149 snapshots for GOOG or any other NASDAQ (Network C/UTP) listed shares, before it turns into streaming quotes.
  • Professionals can request another 2,299 snapshots for GOOG or any other NASDAQ (Network C/UTP) listed shares, before it turns into streaming quotes.

You will only be charged for the snapshots until the cap amount. Once the snapshot limit is reached, no further charges will be applied for the rest of the month and will begin receiving streaming quotes for that Network.

 

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Web Trading - WebTrader:

If you have delayed data displayed and subscribed to the snapshot permissions, on the Market Tab under the column Additional Data you would see a button for Snapshot:


 

When clicking the Snapshot button, will populate a quote details window. The quote details window will generate a timestamp the moment the NBBO quote is received for that symbol:


Note: There is no option to refresh the snapshot quote. You will have to click OK to close the window and then click the Snapshot button again to generate a new quote details window.

 

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Mobile Trading - IB TWS app:

On the Quote Screen tapping on a Symbol will expand the quote box. If you have delayed data displayed and are subscribed to the snapshot permissions you will see a link for Snapshot:


When tapping the Snapshot link, it will populate a quote details window. The quote details window will generate a timestamp the moment the NBBO quote is received for that symbol along with the NBBO information:


Note: 
There is no option to refresh the snapshot quote. You will have to click Close to close and then tap the Snapshot link again to generate a new quote details window.

 

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For information regarding subscription considerations for U.S. market data (Non-Professionals), please see KB2840.

How to check and solve connectivity issues affecting the Trader Workstation (TWS)

Background: 

The Trader Workstation (TWS) software needs to connect to our gateways and market data servers in order to work properly. Connectivity issues affecting your local network or your Internet Service Provider network may negatively affect the TWS functionality. In this article we will indicate how to test your connectivity using an automated connectivity test web page.

 

How to test the connectivity using the automated "IB Connectivity Test" web page?

1) Click on this link: http://www.interactivebrokers.com/cgi-bin/conn_test.pl 

2) Please wait until all the tests have been completed and results have been displayed. If you see "Success" as outcome for all tests, your connectivity to IB Servers is reliable at the present moment. No additional connectivity troubleshooting or configuration should be needed.

3) If you see "Fail" as outcome for one or more test/s, please click on the link "Fail" itself in order to display the "IB Network Troubleshooting Guide". That section will help you conduct some manual tests to identify the cause of the failure.

Note for Corporative environments and Proxy server users: the automated "Connectivity Test" page may return misleading results in case your machine is accessing the Internet through a Proxy server. This usually happens if you are connected to a company network. If this is your case, we kindly ask you to contact your Network Administrator or your IT Team and ask them to perform a manual connectivity tests towards the destination servers indicated in the table on the top of the IB automated "Connectivity Test" web page itself. The manual connectivity test should be conducted using destination TCP ports 4000 and 4001. Should they prefer to have the server list in another format or should they need to set up the firewall / IP Management rules, you can forward them this page.

 

Allocation of Partial Fills

Title:

How are executions allocated when an order receives a partial fill because an insufficient quantity is available to complete the allocation of shares/contracts to sub-accounts?

 

Overview:

From time-to-time, one may experience an allocation order which is partially executed and is canceled prior to being completed (i.e. market closes, contract expires, halts due to news, prices move in an unfavorable direction, etc.). In such cases, IB determines which customers (who were originally included in the order group and/or profile) will receive the executed shares/contracts. The methodology used by IB to impartially determine who receives the shares/contacts in the event of a partial fill is described in this article.

 

Background:

Before placing an order CTAs and FAs are given the ability to predetermine the method by which an execution is to be allocated amongst client accounts. They can do so by first creating a group (i.e. ratio/percentage) or profile (i.e. specific amount) wherein a distinct number of shares/contracts are specified per client account (i.e. pre-trade allocation). These amounts can be prearranged based on certain account values including the clients’ Net Liquidation Total, Available Equity, etc., or indicated prior to the order execution using Ratios, Percentages, etc. Each group and/or profile is generally created with the assumption that the order will be executed in full. However, as we will see, this is not always the case. Therefore, we are providing examples that describe and demonstrate the process used to allocate partial executions with pre-defined groups and/or profiles and how the allocations are determined.

Here is the list of allocation methods with brief descriptions about how they work.

·         AvailableEquity
Use sub account’ available equality value as ratio. 

·         NetLiq
Use subaccount’ net liquidation value as ratio

·         EqualQuantity
Same ratio for each account

·         PctChange1:Portion of the allocation logic is in Trader Workstation (the initial calculation of the desired quantities per account).

·         Profile

The ratio is prescribed by the user

·         Inline Profile

The ratio is prescribed by the user.

·         Model1:
Roughly speaking, we use each account NLV in the model as the desired ratio. It is possible to dynamically add (invest) or remove (divest) accounts to/from a model, which can change allocation of the existing orders.

 

 

 

Basic Examples:

Details:

CTA/FA has 3-clients with a predefined profile titled “XYZ commodities” for orders of 50 contracts which (upon execution) are allocated as follows:

Account (A) = 25 contracts

Account (B) = 15 contracts

Account (C) = 10 contracts

 

Example #1:

CTA/FA creates a DAY order to buy 50 Sept 2016 XYZ future contracts and specifies “XYZ commodities” as the predefined allocation profile. Upon transmission at 10 am (ET) the order begins to execute2but in very small portions and over a very long period of time. At 2 pm (ET) the order is canceled prior to being executed in full. As a result, only a portion of the order is filled (i.e., 7 of the 50 contracts are filled or 14%). For each account the system initially allocates by rounding fractional amounts down to whole numbers:

 

Account (A) = 14% of 25 = 3.5 rounded down to 3

Account (B) = 14% of 15 = 2.1 rounded down to 2

Account (C) = 14% of 10 = 1.4 rounded down to 1

 

To Summarize:

A: initially receives 3 contracts, which is 3/25 of desired (fill ratio = 0.12)

B: initially receives 2 contracts, which is 2/15 of desired (fill ratio = 0.134)

C: initially receives 1 contract, which is 1/10 of desired (fill ratio = 0.10)

 

The system then allocates the next (and final) contract to an account with the smallest ratio (i.e. Account C which currently has a ratio of 0.10).

A: final allocation of 3 contracts, which is 3/25 of desired (fill ratio = 0.12)

B: final allocation of 2 contracts, which is 2/15 of desired (fill ratio = 0.134)

C: final allocation of 2 contract, which is 2/10 of desired (fill ratio = 0.20)

The execution(s) received have now been allocated in full.

 

Example #2:

CTA/FA creates a DAY order to buy 50 Sept 2016 XYZ future contracts and specifies “XYZ commodities” as the predefined allocation profile. Upon transmission at 11 am (ET) the order begins to be filled3 but in very small portions and over a very long period of time. At 1 pm (ET) the order is canceled prior being executed in full. As a result, only a portion of the order is executed (i.e., 5 of the 50 contracts are filled or 10%).For each account, the system initially allocates by rounding fractional amounts down to whole numbers:

 

Account (A) = 10% of 25 = 2.5 rounded down to 2

Account (B) = 10% of 15 = 1.5 rounded down to 1

Account (C) = 10% of 10 = 1 (no rounding necessary)

 

To Summarize:

A: initially receives 2 contracts, which is 2/25 of desired (fill ratio = 0.08)

B: initially receives 1 contract, which is 1/15 of desired (fill ratio = 0.067)

C: initially receives 1 contract, which is 1/10 of desired (fill ratio = 0.10)

The system then allocates the next (and final) contract to an account with the smallest ratio (i.e. to Account B which currently has a ratio of 0.067).

A: final allocation of 2 contracts, which is 2/25 of desired (fill ratio = 0.08)

B: final allocation of 2 contracts, which is 2/15 of desired (fill ratio = 0.134)

C: final allocation of 1 contract, which is 1/10 of desired (fill ratio = 0.10)

 

The execution(s) received have now been allocated in full.

Example #3:

CTA/FA creates a DAY order to buy 50 Sept 2016 XYZ future contracts and specifies “XYZ commodities” as the predefined allocation profile. Upon transmission at 11 am (ET) the order begins to be executed2  but in very small portions and over a very long period of time. At 12 pm (ET) the order is canceled prior to being executed in full. As a result, only a portion of the order is filled (i.e., 3 of the 50 contracts are filled or 6%). Normally the system initially allocates by rounding fractional amounts down to whole numbers, however for a fill size of less than 4 shares/contracts, IB first allocates based on the following random allocation methodology.

 

In this case, since the fill size is 3, we skip the rounding fractional amounts down.

 

For the first share/contract, all A, B and C have the same initial fill ratio and fill quantity, so we randomly pick an account and allocate this share/contract. The system randomly chose account A for allocation of the first share/contract.

 

To Summarize3:

A: initially receives 1 contract, which is 1/25 of desired (fill ratio = 0.04)

B: initially receives 0 contracts, which is 0/15 of desired (fill ratio = 0.00)

C: initially receives 0 contracts, which is 0/10 of desired (fill ratio = 0.00)

 

Next, the system will perform a random allocation amongst the remaining accounts (in this case accounts B & C, each with an equal probability) to determine who will receive the next share/contract.

 

The system randomly chose account B for allocation of the second share/contract.

A: 1 contract, which is 1/25 of desired (fill ratio = 0.04)

B: 1 contract, which is 1/15 of desired (fill ratio = 0.067)

C: 0 contracts, which is 0/10 of desired (fill ratio = 0.00)

 

The system then allocates the final [3] share/contract to an account(s) with the smallest ratio (i.e. Account C which currently has a ratio of 0.00).

A: final allocation of 1 contract, which is 1/25 of desired (fill ratio = 0.04)

B: final allocation of 1 contract, which is 1/15 of desired (fill ratio = 0.067)

C: final allocation of 1 contract, which is 1/10 of desired (fill ratio = 0.10)

 

The execution(s) received have now been allocated in full.

 

Available allocation Flags

Besides the allocation methods above, user can choose the following flags, which also influence the allocation:

·         Strict per-account allocation.
For the initially submitted order if one or more subaccounts are rejected by the credit checking, we reject the whole order.

·         “Close positions first”1.This is the default handling mode for all orders which close a position (whether or not they are also opening position on the other side or not). The calculation are slightly different and ensure that we do not start opening position for one account if another account still has a position to close, except in few more complex cases.


Other factor affects allocations:

1)      Mutual Fund: the allocation has two steps. The first execution report is received before market open. We allocate based onMonetaryValue for buy order and MonetaryValueShares for sell order. Later, when second execution report which has the NetAssetValue comes, we do the final allocation based on first allocation report.

2)      Allocate in Lot Size: if a user chooses (thru account config) to prefer whole-lot allocations for stocks, the calculations are more complex and will be described in the next version of this document.

3)      Combo allocation1: we allocate combo trades as a unit, resulting in slightly different calculations.

4)      Long/short split1: applied to orders for stocks, warrants or structured products. When allocating long sell orders, we only allocate to accounts which have long position: resulting in calculations being more complex.

5)      For non-guaranteed smart combo: we do allocation by each leg instead of combo.

6)      In case of trade bust or correction1: the allocations are adjusted using more complex logic.

7)      Account exclusion1: Some subaccounts could be excluded from allocation for the following reasons, no trading permission, employee restriction, broker restriction, RejectIfOpening, prop account restrictions, dynamic size violation, MoneyMarketRules restriction for mutual fund. We do not allocate to excluded accountsand we cancel the order after other accounts are filled. In case of partial restriction (e.g. account is permitted to close but not to open, or account has enough excess liquidity only for a portion of the desired position).

 

 

Footnotes:

1.        Details of these calculations will be included in the next revision of this document.

2.        To continue observing margin in each account on a real-time basis, IB allocates each trade immediately (behind the scenes) however from the CTA and/or FA (or client’s) point of view, the final distribution of the execution at an average price typically occurs when the trade is executed in full, is canceled or at the end of day (whichever happens first).

3.       If no account has a ratio greater than 1.0 or multiple accounts are tied in the final step (i.e. ratio = 0.00), the first step is skipped and allocation of the first share/contract is decided via step two (i.e. random allocation).

 

Definiciones de usuarios profesionales según NYSE y la mayoría de mercados estadounidenses

Overview: 

Definiciones de usuarios profesionales de acuerdo con el NYSE y la mayoría de mercados estadounidenses

Background: 

La mayoría de inversores consideran que su actividad de inversión y negociación es no profesional cuando su función no está relacionada con una actividad recompensada (por ejemplo, empleo, consultoría, asesoría financiera, etc.). El NYSE y la mayoría de mercados estadounidenses tienen una definición más amplia de lo que significa "profesional" cuando se trata del acceso a sus datos de mercado en tiempo real.

Para estos mercados, las definiciones de profesional y no profesional están unidas a la persona que hace uso de los datos, más que a la naturaleza del uso; empleados de la industria financiera, incluso si no están empleados en una capacidad relacionada con la negociación u otras actividades de mercado, se clasifican como profesionales simplemente porque su empleador es, por ejemplo, un banco. Del mismo modo, si una persona está registrada con un cuerpo regulador financiero (por ej. FINRA), incluso si el registro es por actividades no relacionadas con funciones de mercados o bolsas, se le considerará "Profesional".

Las tarifas cargadas por los proveedores de datos y los mercados para uso profesional son, por norma general, sustancialmente más elevadas que las tarifas para uso no profesional.

Es importante tener en cuenta que estas clasificaciones están establecidas por los mercados y, aunque IB no realiza ninguna contribución a la definición, como intermediarios entre los proveedores de datos y los usuarios, estamos obligados a asegurar que se cumplan.

Criterios para usuarios profesionales

La siguiente lista cubre muchos de criterios que los proveedores de datos y mercados tienen en cuenta cuando determinan si un usuario de sus datos en tiempo real es profesional o puede ser considerado no profesional. Un usuario será clasificado como profesional si cualquiera de las siguientes definiciones se aplican a la cuenta/usuario: Estas definiciones se recopilaron de entre varios mercados.

Para ver los documentos específicos, consulte los enlaces en la parte inferior de la página.

  • Si la cuenta no está a nombre de la persona física;
  • Si la cuenta es una cuenta ORG;
  • Si el usuario está registrado con una agencia de valores;
  • Si el usuario está registrado con un cuerpo normativo o autoregulado;
  • Si el usuario realiza negocios de servicios financieros o está empleado como asesor financiero;
  • Si el usuario está registrado o cualificado, en cualquier capacidad, con el SEC, la Commodities Futures Trading Commission, cualquier agencia de valores estatal, cualquier asociación o mercado de valores o cualquier asociación o mercado de contratos de futuros o materias primas;
  • Si el usuario actúa como “investment advisor (asesor de inversiones)” según se define en la sección 202(a)(11) de la ley Investment Advisors Act de 1940 (tanto si está registrado o cualificado según la ley como si no lo está);
  • Si el usuario está empleado por un banco u organización exenta de registro según las leyes sobre valores estatales o federales para realizar funciones que requieran registro o cualificación, si dichas funciones se realizaron para una organización no exenta;
  • Si el usuario opera como banco o como proveedor de servicios financieros;
  • Si el usuario utiliza los datos a efectos comerciales;
  • Si el usuario está registrado/cualificado como un asesor de inversiones o un operador de valores profesional con cualquier mercado estatal o nacional, autoridad reguladora, asociación profesional o cuerpo profesional reconocido;
  • Si el usuario está actuando en nombre de una institución que se dedica a actividades financieras, de correduría bursátil, banca o inversiones;
  • Si el usuario cobra tarifas de clientes;
  • Si el usuario es un profesional de valores;
  • Si el usuario o la cuenta son bróker/díler;
  • Si el usuario es un asesor de inversiones;
  • Si el usuario es un representante registrado que opera en bolsa o asesora sobre operaciones en bolsa;
  • Si el usuario o la cuenta son un club de inversiones que recibe, o no, compensación;
  • Si el usuario es un subcontratista o un contratista independiente;
  • Si el usuario utiliza datos en cualquier forma que beneficie a terceros;
  • Si el usuario tiene un contrato, recibe o utiliza información para uso privado en nombre de cualquier otra persona o corporación, asociación, compañía de responsabilidad limitada, fideicomiso, asociación u otra forma de entidad;
  • Si el usuario tiene un contrato, recibe o utiliza información para uso privado en cualquier servicio remunerado por cualquier otra persona o corporación, asociación, compañía de responsabilidad limitada, fideicomiso, asociación u otra forma de entidad;
  • Si el usuario está accediendo/utilizando información durante su empleo o en conexión con cualquier forma de operación o negocio;
  • Si la cuenta es un fideicomiso que tiene más de un fideicomisario;
  • Si la cuenta es de un fideicomiso y el fideicomisario no es una persona física. Si el fideicomisario es una ORG y el propietario único de la ORG es una persona física, no se tendrá en cuenta. El fideicomisario debe ser una persona física;
  • Si la cuenta es un fideicomiso que tiene beneficiarios que no son familiares inmediatos o si los beneficiarios no son personas físicas;
  • Si la cuenta es un fideicomiso que no es un fideicomiso familiar.

Para ver las políticas de NYSE, consulte www.nyxdata.com/Docs/Market-Data/Policies y haga clic en All NYSE Market Data Policies - The Complete Package y vaya a la página 23.

Para ver las políticas de NASDAQ, consulte http://nasdaqtrader.com/Trader.aspx?id=AgreementsData y haga clic en NASDAQ OMX Global Subscriber Agreementy vaya a las páginas 2-6.

Para ver la política de OPRA, vaya a www.opradata.com y mueva el ratón sobre "Agreements" en el lateral izquierdo y haga clic en Electronic Subscriber Agreement (Attachment B-1 to Vendor Agreement) (PDF); lea el contenido desde el final de la página 3 hasta el final de la página 4, incluidas las notas.

Changing Market Data Subscriber Status from Pro to Non-Pro

Overview: 

For purposes of determining available quote subscriptions and fees, IB is obligated to determine whether account holders fall under the exchange classifications as a Professional or Non-Professional subscriber (See KB2369 for definitions). In most instances, account holders are allowed to self-declare their subscriber status at the point of application or update via Account Management thereafter, although these declarations are subject to review and account holders electing Non-Professional status are subject to having their status amended to Professional based upon the account information they've submitted.

 

Account holders who no longer meet the definition of a Professional may request a change in their status to Non-Professional by following the steps below:

 

Individual and Joint Accounts

  1. Log into Account Management and select the Manage Account, Trade Configuration, and then Subscriber Status menu options. You will be presented with a page through which you can select the option titled Non-Professional and agree to the permitted use and notification of future change in status requirements.
  2. Your request will then be subject to a review by IB to determine whether it can be accepted or denied based upon the account information of record or whether completion of the Non Professional Questionnaire is required. You will be notified via the Message Center if accepted or denied.
  3. If completion of the questionnaire is required, you will receive an email advising you to log into Account Management at which point you will be prompted with the form. Once completed, the responses will be reviewed by IB and you will be notified as to whether or not your change request has been accepted. Please allow between 1 - 2 business days for this review process to complete.
  4. If your request to change status is approved, your Professional Subscriptions will be canceled immediately and, as exchanges do not provide for prorated subscriptions, you will be charged for the subscription as if you had use of it the entire month.  If you wish to subscribe to replacement quote services as a Non-Professional, you may do so through Account Management.  Again, please note that mid-month subscriptions are charged at the full monthly rate.  Accordingly, depending upon your decision to request a change of status and elect replacement subscriptions, you may be subject to both Professional and Non-Professional fees for a given month.

 

Family & Friends Advisor Accounts

  1. Submit your request to complete the Non-Professional Questionnaire via the Message Center located in Account Management.
  2. Your request will then be subject to a review by IB to determine whether it can be accepted or denied based upon the account information of record or whether you are eligible to complete the Non Professional Questionnaire. You will be notified via the Message Center as to the decision.
  3. If eligible to complete the Non Professional Questionnaire, you will receive an email advising you to log into Account Management at which point you will be prompted with the form. Once completed, the responses will be reviewed by IB and you will be notified as to whether or not your change request has been accepted. Please allow between 1 - 2 business days for this review process to complete.
  4. Friends & Family Advisor accounts that are reclassified from Professional to Non-Professional are subject to the same market data cancellation, replacement and billing considerations as noted above for Individual accounts.

 

Organizations, Professional Advisor Accounts & Professional Trusts

  1. These types of accounts are classified as Professional by default per exchange rules and will not be considered for reclassification to Non Professional.

マーケットデータ一般投資家購読ステータス確認アンケート

Overview: 

新規一般投資家購読ステータス確認に関するアンケート

Background: 

NYSEやその他の多くの米国取引所ではマーケットデータの配信を開始する前に、各顧客のマーケットデート購読ステータスの確認を要求しています。そのため弊社ではNon-Professional Questionnaire(一般投資家確認アンケート)を使用して各顧客のマーケットデータ購読ステータスを確認させていただいております。取引所の規定に基づき、一般投資家としてマーケットデータ購読ステータスの確認が取れない場合には、自動でプロ(特定投資家)としてマーケットデータ購読ステータスが設定されます。このアンケートは全ての新規購読者にお答え頂きます。一般投資家の定義に関する詳細はibkb.interactivebrokers.com/article/2369をご覧ください。

一般投資家ステータスが適用されるには全ての設問にお答え頂く必要がございます。取引所からの一般投資家ステータス確認要求のため、未完了、または不明瞭な一般投資家確認質問へのお答えでは、特定投資家購読ステータスが適用される可能性がございます。

ステータスに変更が必要な場合はヘルプデスクへお問い合わせください。 

質問の概要:

1)    商業、営業目的

a)    ご自身の事業、もしくはその企業のために財務情報(株式、コモディティ、もしくはその他の金融商品の価格データやニュース)を取得していますか?

解説:この口座のマーケットデータを個人的使用を除く、会社、またはその他企業のために使用していますか?

b)    企業、パートナーシップ、トラスト、投資会社、もしくはその他の企業のために証券、先物、または為替取引を行っていますか?

解説: ご自身のためだけでなく、その他法人(Ltd, LLC, GmbH, Co., LLP, Corp.)のために取引を行っていますか?

c)    (a)取引利益の共有、または(b)取引報酬の同意書を締結したことはありますか?

解説: 第三者機関、もしくは第三者から取引の報酬、もしくは取引利益の一部を受けとっていますか?

d)    財務コンサルタントとして取引と引き換えにオフィススペース、備品、その他を個人、法人から受け取っていますか?

解説: 第三者機関、もしくは第三者から現金以外の報酬を受けっとていますか?

2)    活動範囲

a)    現在、投資アドバイザー、またはブローカー・ディーラーとして活動していますか?

解説: 第三者の資産管理、または資産管理助言により報酬を受け取っていますか?

b)    証券、コモディティ、為替のアセット・マネージャーとして活動していますか?         
 

解説: 証券、コモディティ、為替の資産管理で報酬を受け取っていますか?

c)     現在、この財務情報を使用して、事業活動、または雇用者、会社の資産管理を行っていますか?

解説: データを事業目的、特に雇用者、もしくは会社の資産管理目的で使用していますか?

d)    その他の個人、または法人の資産を使用して取引を行っていますか?

解説: ご自身の資産以外に、第三者の資産が口座内にありますか?

3)    第三者へのデータ(再)配信

a)    第三者への金融情報の配信、再配信、発行、または提供をおこなっていますか?

解説: データのフォーム、配信方法に関わらず、取得したデータを第三者へ提供していますか?

4)    特定、認定証券/先物トレーダー

a)    現在、いかなる証券エージェンシー、コモディティ、先物市場の指定トレーダー、または取引所、規制当局、自主規制団体等の特定団体の投資アドバイザーとして登録、もしくは認定を受けていますか? i, ii
はい☐             いいえ☐

i) 規制監督局例:

  • 米国証券取引委員会 (SEC)
  • 米国商品先物取引委員会 (CFTC)
  • 英国金融庁 (FSA)
  • 日本金融庁 (JFSA)

ii) 自主規制団体例:

  • ニューヨーク証券取引所 (US NYSE)
  • 米国金融取引業規制機構 (US FINRA)
  • スイス金融サービス基準協会 (Swiss VQF)

 

Рыночные данные: Анкета для непрофессионалов

Overview: 

Подробности о заполнении нового опросника для непрофессионалов.

Background: 

NYSE и большинство бирж США требуют, чтобы компании проверяли статус своих клиентов перед предоставлением им прав на получение рыночных данных. С этой целью впредь будет использоваться  "Анкета для непрофессионалов". Согласно биржевым правилам, клиенты, не прошедшие такую идентификацию, по умолчанию будут считаться профессионалами. Данный процесс поможет в выяснении и поддержании корректности статуса всех новых подписчиков на рыночные данные. Определение обоих терминов содержится в статье: ibkb.interactivebrokers.com/article/2369.

Для получения статуса "Непрофессионал" необходимо ответить на все вопросы в анкете. Поскольку биржи требуют точного подтверждения, неполные или неоднозначные результаты опросника приведут к присвоению Вам звания "Профессионал", пока не будет доказано обратное. 

При необходимости смены статуса свяжитесь со службой поддержки.

Пояснение вопросов:

1)    Коммерческие и деловые цели

а)    Получаете ли Вы финансовую информацию (включая новости и данные о стоимости ценных бумаг, товарных активов и других финансовых инструментов) для своего бизнеса или любой другой коммерческой структуры?

Пояснение: Получаете и используете ли Вы рыночные данные от имени компании или любой другой организации, а не чисто в личных целях?

б)    Ведете ли Вы торговлю ценными бумагами, товарными активами или Forex в пользу корпорации, товарищества, профессионального траста, профессиональной группы инвесторов или любого другого юридического лица?

Пояснение: Торгуете ли Вы исключительно за себя или от имени организации (Ltd, LLC, GmbH, Co., LLP, Corp.)?

в)    Состоите ли Вы в договоре о (а) разделении прибыли, полученной в результате Вашей торговой деятельности, или (б) получении компенсации за Вашу торговую деятельность?

Пояснение: Платят ли Вам за торговлю и делите ли Вы доход от трейдинга с третьей стороной (юридическом или частным лицом)?

г)    Предоставляют ли Вам офисное пространство, оборудование и прочие привилегии в обмен на ведение торговли или финансовые консультации?

Пояснение: Получаете ли Вы неденежное вознаграждение от третьей стороны за торговую деятельность?

2)    Представление чужих интересов

а)    Выступаете ли Вы в настоящее время в роли консультанта или брокера/дилера?

Пояснение: Платят ли Вам за управление чужими активами или консультирование третьих лиц по поводу распоряжения их капиталом?

б)    Работаете ли Вы управляющим активами (ценными бумагами, товарами или Forex)?         

Пояснение:  Платят ли Вам за управление ценными бумагами, товарными активами или Forex?

в)     Используете ли Вы финансовую информацию в служебных целях или для управления активами Вашего работодателя или Вашей фирмы?

Пояснение: Используете ли Вы какие-либо данные в коммерческих целях, связанных именно с распоряжением активами Вашего работодателя и/или Вашей компании?

г)    Используете ли Вы капитал любого другого частного или юридического лица для ведения торговли?

Пояснение: Находятся ли на Вашем счете чьи-либо активы кроме Ваших собственных?

3)    Поставка, повторный выпуск или сообщение данных другим лицам

а)    Предоставляете ли Вы третьим лицам любой вид доступа (сообщение, публикация и т.д.) к полученной финансовой информации?

Пояснение: Отправляете ли Вы полученные от нас данные третьим лицам?

4)    Квалифицированный профессиональный трейдер ценными бумагами/фьючерсами

а)    Были ли Вы зарегистрированы или сертифицированы как профессиональный участник рынка ценных бумаг любым агентством или рынком товарных активов и фьючерсных контрактов или же как инвестиционный советник любой национальной или областной биржей, надзорным органом, профессиональной ассоциацией или признанной профессиональной организацией? i, ii
ДА☐             НЕТ☐

i) В примеры надзорных органов входят (помимо прочих):

  • Комиссия США по ценным бумагам и биржам (SEC)
  • Комиссия США по срочным товарным сделкам (CFTC)
  • Управление финансового надзора Великобритании (FSA)
  • Агентство финансовых услуг Японии (JFSA)

ii) В примеры самоуправляемых организаций (SRO) входят (помимо прочих):

  • NYSE (США)
  • FINRA (США)
  • VQF (Швейцария)

 

市場數據非專業客戶問卷

Overview: 

如何完成最新的非專業客戶問卷。

Background: 

紐約證券交易所(NYSE)及大多數美國的交易所均要求供應商在允許客戶接收市場數據前確認每個客戶接收市場數據的身份。未來,我們將使用非專業客戶問卷來識別及確認所有訂閱用戶的市場數據身份。根據交易所的要求,在未明確客戶為非專業人士之前,將默認客戶的市場數據接收身份為專業人士。該流程能夠保證所有新訂閱用戶的數據訂閱身份是準確的。若要獲取有關非專業人士定義的簡要指南,請見ibkb.interactivebrokers.com/article/2369。

您必須回答問卷上的所有問題,方可被定義為非專業人士。鑑於交易所要求供應商明確獲得客戶為非專業人士的證明,若問卷回答不完整或不清晰,客戶將被界定為專業投資者,直至其身份得到確認。

如您的身份有所變更,請聯繫幫助台。

問題解釋:

1)    商業及業務用途

a)    您是否出於業務需要、或代表其他商業實體接收財經信息(包括關於證券、商品及其他金融產品的新聞或價格數據)?

解釋:除個人用途外,您是否代表公司或其他組織接收及使用本賬戶中的市場數據?

b)    您是否代表公司、合夥企業、專業信託機構、專業投資俱樂部或其他實體開展證券、商品或外匯交易?

解釋:您只代表個人交易,還是也代表機構(如,有限責任公司、有限責任企業、股份有限公司、公司、有限責任合夥企業等)交易?

c)    您是否就以下事項與其他實體或個人達成過協議:(a) 分享交易活動的盈利,或(b)獲取交易酬勞?

解釋:您是否通過交易獲得酬勞,或與第三方實體或個人分享交易活動的盈利?

d)    您是否通過交易換取辦公場所、設備或其他福利?或者,您是否擔任任意個人、企業或商業實體的財務顧問?

解釋:您是否以任意形式從第三方獲得交易的酬勞,該酬勞不一定以貨幣的形式支付。

2)    擔任職務

a)    目前您是否擔任任何投資顧問或經紀交易商的職務?

解釋:您是否通過管理第三方的資產或指導他人如何管理資產獲得酬勞?

b)    您是否擔任證券、商品或外匯方面的資產管理人?         

解釋:您是否通過管理證券、商品或外匯資產獲得酬勞?

c)     目前您是否在工作中使用此類財經信息,或將其用於管理您的雇主或公司的資產?

解釋:您使用數據是否單純出於商業目的,即,用於管理您的雇主及/或公司的資產?

d)    您交易時是否使用了其他個人或實體的資金?

解釋:您的賬戶中除了您個人的資產,是否有其他實體的資產?

3)    向其他任意實體傳播、再發布或提供數據

a)    您是否以任意方式向任意第三方傳播、再傳播、發布或提供任何從服務中獲得的財經信息?

解釋:您是否以任意形式向其他實體發送您從我方獲得的任何數據?

4)    合資格的專業證券/期貨交易商

a)    目前,您是否為任意證券機構、商品或期貨市場的註冊或合資格的專業證券交易員,或為任意國家交易所、監管機構、專業協會或公認專業機構的投資顧問?i, ii
是☐             否☐

i) 監管機構的例子包括但不限於:

  • 美國證券交易委員會(SEC)
  • 美國商品期貨交易委員會(CFTC)
  • 英國金融服務局(FSA)
  • 日本金融服務局(JFSA)

ii) 自律組織(SROs)的例子包括但不限於:

  • 美國紐約證券交易所(NYSE)
  • 美國金融業監管局(FINRA)
  • 瑞士聯邦金融局(VQF)

市场数据非专业客户问卷

Overview: 

如何完成最新的非专业客户问卷。

Background: 

纽约证券交易所(NYSE)及大多数美国的交易所均要求供应商在允许客户接收市场数据前确认每个客户接收市场数据的身份。未来,我们将使用非专业客户问卷来识别及确认所有订阅用户的市场数据身份。根据交易所的要求,在未明确客户为非专业人士之前,将默认客户的市场数据接收身份为专业人士。该流程能够保证所有新订阅用户的数据订阅身份是准确的。若要获取有关非专业人士定义的简要指南,请见ibkb.interactivebrokers.com/article/2369。

您必须回答问卷上的所有问题,方可被定义为非专业人士。鉴于交易所要求供应商明确获得客户为非专业人士的证明,若问卷回答不完整或不清晰,客户将被界定为专业投资者,直至其身份得到确认。

如您的身份有所变更,请联系帮助台。

问题解释:

1)    商业及业务用途

a)    您是否出于业务需要、或代表其他商业实体接收财经信息(包括关于证券、商品及其他金融产品的新闻或价格数据)?

解释:除个人用途外,您是否代表公司或其他组织接收及使用本账户中的市场数据?

b)    您是否代表公司、合伙企业、专业信托机构、专业投资俱乐部或其他实体开展证券、商品或外汇交易?

解释:您只代表个人交易,还是也代表机构(如,有限责任公司、有限责任企业、股份有限公司、公司、有限责任合伙企业等)交易

c)    您是否就以下事项与其他实体或个人达成过协议:(a) 分享交易活动的盈利,或 (b)获取交易酬劳?

解释:您是否通过交易获得酬劳,或与第三方实体或个人分享交易活动的盈利?

d)    您是否通过交易换取办公场所、设备或其他福利?或者,您是否担任任意个人、企业或商业实体的财务顾问?

解释:您是否以任意形式从第三方获得交易的酬劳,该酬劳不一定以货币的形式支付。

2)    担任职务

a)    目前您是否担任任何投资顾问或经纪交易商的职务?

解释:您是否通过管理第三方的资产或指导他人如何管理资产获得酬劳?

b)    您是否担任证券、商品或外汇方面的资产管理人?

解释:您是否通过管理证券、商品或外汇资产获得酬劳?

c)     目前您是否在工作中使用此类财经信息,或将其用于管理您的雇主或公司的资产?

解释:您使用数据是否单纯出于商业目的,即,用于管理您的雇主及/或公司的资产?

d)    您交易时是否使用了其他个人或实体的资金?

解释:您的账户中除了您个人的资产,是否有其他实体的资产?

3)    向其他任意实体传播、再发布或提供数据

a)    您是否以任意方式向任意第三方传播、再传播、发布或提供任何从服务中获得的财经信息?

解释:您是否以任意形式向其他实体发送您从我方获得的任何数据?

4)    合资格的专业证券/期货交易商

a)    目前,您是否为任意证券机构、商品或期货市场的注册或合资格的专业证券交易员,或为任意国家交易所、监管机构、专业协会或公认专业机构的投资顾问?i, ii
是☐             否☐

i) 监管机构的例子包括但不限于:

  • 美国证券交易委员会(SEC)
  • 美国商品期货交易委员会(CFTC)
  • 英国金融服务局(FSA)
  • 日本金融服务局(JFSA)

ii) 自律组织(SROs)的例子包括但不限于:

  • 美国纽约证券交易所(NYSE)
  • 美国金融业监管局(FINRA)
  • 瑞士联邦金融局(VQF)

 

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