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Real-time market data streaming
August 30, 2018

We’re always looking to deliver an easy, affordable, and transparent trading experience for our customers. One of the ways we do so is by providing free snap quotes that show real-time bid/ask prices on demand for all major North American exchanges such as the TSX, NYSE, and NASDAQ.

However, if you’re an active trader who needs an in-depth view of the markets, we’ve got you covered. You can subscribe to additional paid level 1 & 2 data to receive real-time information on trading volumes, prices, market makers, time & sales, and more. You can choose from one of our three data packages or from individual add-ons. Ready for the best part? When you subscribe to either one of our advanced Canadian or U.S. data packages, you’re not just getting in-depth market data, but you’re also reducing your commission structure.

Choose from the following active trader plans:

Security typeFixed planVariable plan
Stocks$4.95/trade1¢/share, min $0.01 to max $6.95
Options$4.95 + 0.75/contract$6.95 + 0.75/contract
ETFs- Buy commission free
- Sell for $4.95/trade
- Buy commission free
- Sell 1¢/share, min $0.01 to max $6.95/trade

Even better—depending on your trading activity levels, we’ll reduce the price you pay for our data packages or give it to you for free. But first, it’s important to know the difference between snap quotes, level 1, and level 2 data.

Snap quote: each time you click the snap quote button, you’ll find out what the current ask (Sz), bid (Sz), and last price are for the security you’re looking up. You have to keep clicking the button to check the current market price as it does not update automatically.

Level 1: shows real-time bid, ask, and last prices for securities trading on a stock exchange. Level 1 quotes provide basic information that is usually enough for the average investor.

Level 2: shows the full picture of what’s happening for exchange-listed securities. You get access to markets’ bid/ask prices, volumes, market makers, times & sales, and more.

If you subscribe to paid data, whether is one of our data packages or an individual add-on, you won’t need to click any buttons to get quotes as you would with Snap quotes. Data shows and updates in real-time for you without any effort from you. For example, if you choose to add TSX level 1 as an individual add-on, any TSX listed stocks that you watch from the platform will be quoting real-time bid/ask prices.

How do you get rebated?

It’s easy! As long as you reach total commissions of $48.95 or higher, you receive a $19.95 rebate each month on whichever package you’re subscribed to. That said, if you generally generate commissions of $48.95 per month, you can receive our enhanced data package for free! The best is yet to come. If you’re an active trader and you subscribe to either the advanced Canadian or American data package, and you generate commissions of $399.95 per month or higher, the entire package fee of $89.95 will be waived. No rebates are applied to individual data add-ons. Find out more below.

  • Snap quotes

    With our standard free snap quotes, you gain access to:
    Level 1 American exchangesLevel 1 Canadian exchanges
    • ARCA level 1
    • NASDAQ level 1
    • NYSE level 1
    • NYSE American level 1
    • OTC bulletin board level 1
    • Pink OTC market level 1
    • OTC bulletin board level 1
    • OPRA level 1
    • TSX level 1
    • TSX Venture level 1
    • MX Options level 1

    Plus index quotes: TSX indices, TSX Venture indices, Dow Jones indices, S&P indices.

  • Enhanced streaming data package

    With our enhanced streaming data package, you gain access to:
    Level 1 American exchangesLevel 1 Canadian exchanges
    • ARCA level 1
    • BATS level 1
    • Direct Edge level 1
    • NASDAQ level 1
    • NYSE level 1
    • NYSE American level 1
    • OTC bulletin board level 1
    • OPRA level 1
    • NEO level 1 and level 2
    • TSX level 1

    Included snap quotes: S&P indices, Dow Jones Indices, Russell indices, TSX Venture level 1, MX Options level 1, Pink OTC market level 1.

  • Advanced Canadian data package

    With our advanced Canadian data package, you gain access to:
    Level 1 American exchangesLevel 1 & 2 Canadian exchanges
    • ARCA level 1
    • BATS level 1
    • Direct Edge level 1
    • NASDAQ level 1
    • NYSE level 1
    • NYSE American level 1
    • OTC bulletin board level 1
    • OPRA level 1
    • ATSs level 1
    • NEO level 1 and level 2
    • TSX level 1 and market by price
    • TSX Venture level 1
    • MX Options level 1 and 2

    Included snap quotes: Pink OTC market level 1.

    Plus index quotes: Dow Jones indices, Russell indices, S&P indices, TSX indices, TSXV indices.

  • Advanced U.S. data package

    With our advanced U.S. data package, you gain access to:
    Level 1 & 2 American exchangesLevel 1 Canadian exchanges
    • ARCA level 1
    • BATS level 1
    • Direct Edge level 1
    • NASDAQ level 1 & 2
    • NYSE level 1 & 2
    • NYSE American level 1 and Openbook level 2
    • Pink OTC markets level 1 and level 2
    • OTC bulletin board level 1 and level 2
    • OPRA level 1 and level 2
    • NEO level 1 and level 2
    • TSX level 1

    Included snap quotes: TSX indices, TSX Venture indices, S&P indices, Dow Jones indices, Russell indices, TSX Venture level 1, MX Options level 1, Pink OTC market level 1.

    Plus index quotes: TSX indices & TSX Venture composite index.

  • Individual market data add-ons

    If our packages don't suit your data needs, you can choose from individual Canadian or U.S. data add-ons.

    Canadian individual data add-ons:

    Canadian exchangesPrice
    Alternative Trading Systems (ATS) level 1$8.95
    Alternative Trading Systems (ATS) level 2$49.95
    Canadian Securities Exchange level 1$1.95
    Canadian Securities Exchange level 2$4.95
    Toronto Stock Exchange market by price$12.95
    Toronto Stock Exchange level 2$32.95
    TSX Venture Exchange level 1 (includes TSX Venture Indices)$27.95
    TSX Venture Exchange market by price$44.95
    TSX Venture Exchange level 2$54.95
    Montreal Exchange level 1$11.95
    Montreal Exchange level 2$15.95


    U.S. individual data add-ons:

    U.S. exchangesPrice
    NASDAQ Basic (includes OTC bulletin board level 1) (Also available without a market data package)$1.99
    NASDAQ level 2 (includes OTC bulletin board level 2)$19.95
    NASDAQ TotalView$24.95
    New York Stock Exchange level 2$19.95
    NYSE American Open Book level 2$14.95
    NYSE Arca ArcaBook (includes BATS and Direct Edge level 2)$11.95
    Options Price Reporting Authority (OPRA) level 2$11.95
    Pink OTC market level 1$6.95
    Pink OTC market level 2$17.95

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