NBBO for USA Equities

Tick Data, LLC now offers a quote dataset that contains only the National Best Bids & Offers (NBBO) for U.S. Equities. The NBBO for USA Equities dataset is built from our USA Equities data, and includes the best (lowest) available offer prices and the best (highest) available bid prices across all U.S. exchanges for listed equities going back to January 2004.

While it is commonly believed that the NBBO file provided by the Consolidated Tape Association (CTA) is the actual NBBO, this file contains only a part of the data and information required to calculate the true NBBO. After extensive research, Tick Data has developed a dataset that is representative of the complete NBBO.

The data is presented tick-by-tick in a smaller and more manageable file size compared to the complete Level I quote dataset.

This dataset also includes trade data files and Tick Data’s suite of data management tools, TickWrite 7 and TickWrite Web. Using Tick Data’s proprietary Ticker Mapping® (symbol changes, exchange hops, etc.) and corporate actions information (splits, dividends), TickWrite is all you need to build accurate time series data files.

The fields included in our NBBO for USA Equities include:

  • Date
  • Time (HH:MM:SS.000)
  • Bid Price
  • Bid Exchange
  • Bid Size
  • Ask Price
  • Ask Exchange
  • Ask Size

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Data File Sizes

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NBBO Data File Sizes

US Equities Data Pricing

All listed US equities traded on NYSE, AMEX, NASDAQ, and all other Consolidated Tape Association (CTA) participants from Jan-1-1993. NBBO and Quote Bar data available from Jan-1-2004. For API/leased data pricing, please click here. All prices in USD:

Per Symbol-Year Pricing  NBBO Quotes & TradesLevel I Quotes & TradesMinute Quotes & TradesTick Trades OnlyMinute Trades
1 Year History/Updates$35$30$25$20$15
PICK 100$33$28$23$19$14
PICK 250$31$26$21$17$13
PICK 500$29$24$19$16$12


Complete Dataset PricingNBBO Quotes & TradesLevel I Quotes & TradesMinute Quotes & TradesTick Trades OnlyMinute Trades
1 Year History All Symbols$16,800$14,400$11,800$10,000$7,000
1 Year Updates All Symbols$21,000$18,000$14,000$12,000$9,000

Prices subject to Delivery Support Fee and sales tax. Discounts are available for custom and larger data requests, including Complete Dataset orders. Please click here to contact our Sales department.

Additional Pricing Information

Per Symbol-Year

Order data for a symbol subset and custom date range using the PER SYMBOL-YEAR pricing, or order data for all available symbols (both active and inactive) for a desired date range under the ALL SYMBOLS pricing.

Minimum Order Amounts

$1,000 for new clients and $500 for returning clients.

PICK Discounts

We offer volume discounts based on the total number of Symbol-Years per order. For example, our PICK 100 discount applies when you order any combination of 100 Symbol-Years of data (e.g. 10 equity symbols x 10 years = 100 Symbol-Years).

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