Nasdaq teams with Microsoft to expand use of real-time market data

Lindsay James
Lindsay James
By Lindsay James on 11 June 2019
Nasdaq teams with Microsoft to expand use of real-time market data

The US stock exchange Nasdaq is collaborating with Microsoft to expand the use of real-time US equity market data through individual investors. Using data pulled from the Nasdaq Last sale solution, the general public, including individual investors and students, can now use Microsoft Excel to track the latest stock prices, trading volume and more, without ever leaving the software to search outside sources.

Nasdaq Last Sale provides access to trading data globally, offering millions of people around the world Nasdaq-validated data in real time. The solution is designed to encourage the universal distribution of Nasdaq real-time trade data to the public and enables firms to create dynamic stock tickers, portfolio trackers and time/price graph products for public use.

“At Microsoft, our mission is to enable every person to achieve more,” said Rob Howard, senior director at Microsoft. “Pulling real-time and historical US equity data from Nasdaq right into Excel helps users track personal investments better and make informed decisions faster.”

“Expanding the reach of real-time market data through our collaboration with Microsoft is a significant step towards bringing important market information to Main Street,” said Oliver Albers, senior vice president for Nasdaq Global Information Services. “Microsoft’s focus on empowering individuals aligns with our mission to make financial markets more accessible to all.”

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