Nasdaq Announces Launch of Retail Trading Activity Tracker Tool

Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) has announced the launch of the Retail Trading Activity Tracker, which is a new dataset that aims to offer reliable information into the trading activity of self-directed retail investors in the U.S. equity market.

The Retail Trading Activity Tracker has been designed to track stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) that are being traded by individuals as well as buy/sell ratios per ticker on a daily basis. A free version of the tracker with the daily top ten most traded stocks and ETFs by share of retail activity “will be available on Nasdaq Data Link and,” the announcement noted.

As mentioned in the update, the Retail Trading Activity Tracker “brings enhanced transparency into the trading activity of retail investors and makes it available to all market participants.” The announcement further noted that the dataset is developed from publicly available data, “the Securities Information Processor (SIP), backed by Nasdaq’s deep markets expertise and delivered through Nasdaq Data Link’s infrastructure, providing all investors insights into individual, self-directed trading activity in the U.S. public equity markets.”

Oliver Albers, SVP and Head of Data, Investment Intelligence, Nasdaq, stated:

“The increased participation of individual investors is rapidly changing market dynamics, and the Retail Trading Activity Tracker is the first of its kind to offer general accessibility to consistent and standardized information on retail trading activity.”

Albers added:

“The release of this new dataset underlines Nasdaq’s mission of providing greater transparency and empowering the investing public with data-driven innovation. Through the expansion of Nasdaq Data Link and its library of datasets, we aim to level the playing field and make data, and by extension, the financial markets, more transparent and accessible to all.”

The Retail Trading Activity Tracker is to be “released on Nasdaq Data Link with data history from 2016 to the present day,” the announcement added while noting that a free list of the top ten traded securities “will be updated daily with trading data from the previous day.”

Established in September 2021, Nasdaq Data Link is a Cloud-powered tech platform that “connects the global financial community with unified access to over 250 datasets and analytics.” The platform “simplifies data discovery, integration and provides secured, end-to-end data hosting through managed infrastructure and services,” the announcement noted.

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