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Tick Data


Passionately focused on data quality

Tick Data is passionately focused on data quality. And with data as far back as 1974, our offering is one of the largest of its kind.

For over 30 years, the world’s largest investment banks, asset managers, proprietary traders and universities have relied upon our historical intraday stock, futures, options and forex data to back-test trading strategies, develop risk and execution models, perform post-trade analysis, and conduct important academic research.

Tick Data History

As always, Tick Data remains committed to being the premier provider of global historical data solutions.

In 1984, Tick Data was founded by a futures broker and a programmer as the first company in the world to offer historical tick-by-tick prices on the futures and index markets. Despite severe limitations in computer hardware technology, they developed a collection and compression system capable of capturing and storing every tick in the major U.S. futures markets. In the mid-1990s, Tick Data was acquired by Futures Magazine Group in Chicago, IL.

In June 1999, Tick Data was acquired by one of its clients, who saw the potential in furnishing other institutional clients with data that meets their stringent requirements. During this period, Tick Data expanded its data offering to include U.S. equities.

In January 2005, the company was sold to Penson Worldwide, Inc. Penson made Tick Data a division of their technology subsidiary, Nexa Technologies, Inc., a provider of direct access trading platforms, real-time market data, and exchange connectivity. Guided by the same leadership team, Tick Data continued to grow with the help of sales, support, and development experts who specialize in market data. The team significantly expanded the futures and cash index data universe, and added U.S. equity and index options and several global equity markets.

After eight successful years of growth, in May 2013, Tick Data was spun off from Nexa/Penson and acquired by its long-time management team, with additional funding from the Tactex F1 Private Equity Fund.

In 2015, Tick Data was sold to OneMarketData, LLC, makers of the industry-leading database and analytics platform, OneTick. Together, OneTick and Tick Data form a perfect marriage of analytics and data, offering Tick Data clients the same research-quality data they’ve always demanded with even more delivery options and a data offering that continues to expand every year.

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