Global Index Service Offerings


Nasdaq is a full-service index provider dedicated to designing powerful indexes that are in sync with a continually changing market environment. Utilizing four distinct index brands—Nasdaq, and Nasdaq PHLX—our diverse indexes cover equities, bonds and commodities, as well as exchange traded funds (ETFs) listed globally. In addition to index design, Nasdaq provides calculation, licensing and marketing services, along with custom index solutions as a third-party provider.

Nasdaq disseminates real-time values for its indexes and listed ETFs throughout the trading day. Additionally, we compile and distribute the component securities and relative weightings information for index-based products.

Benefits and Features

Flexible Access

TheNasdaq Global Index Services provide Nasdaq index data in multiple formats. The data is delivered automatically or manually to accommodate specific users’ data consumption needs.

Consolidated Real-Time Information

NasdaqGlobal Index Services provide investment professionals with the daily and historical information needed to track or trade Nasdaq indexes, listed ETFs or third-party partner indexes. Utilize the services to:

  • Receive real-time tick for Nasdaq globally-listed index and derivative products, and select third-party index products.
  • Gauge the market’s performance and make buy and sell decisions whether trading index-based funds or pursuing more advanced investment strategies related to the trading of securities underlying an index.
  • Identify and value securities within a Nasdaq index.
  • Easily track portfolio investments based on Nasdaq indexes. Develop portfolio screens and other trading tools for Nasdaq index traders and ETF investors.

End of Day Summary Information

Nasdaq Global Index Services provides official end-of-day summary statistics in a single message format that includes:

  • Open, High, Low, Closing values
  • Net Change, Net Change Direction
  • Settlement Identifier, Settlement Value
  • Closing Market Value

Data Description

Nasdaq currently offers multiple distribution formats to disseminate real-time index information to customers:

Global Index Data Service (GIDS) - Our premier global index data feed service, offering real-time updates, daily summary messages, and access to the most widely followed indexes and ETFs in the world.

  • Data available for indexes:
    • Intraday Net Asset Values (NAVs)
    • Settlement values
    • Currency Spot values for select instruments
    • Daily security weightings and components data
    • End-of-day summary data
  • Data available for ETFs:
    • Intraday Portfolio Values (IPVs)
    • Daily valuation information, such as NAV per Share, Estimated Cash per Share (also known as Net Accrued Dividend per Share), Estimated Cash per Creation Unit, Total Cash per Creation Unit and Total Shares Outstanding of the fund
    • ETF Directory message designed to provide the symbols of the ETF valuations

This service is also available as a bundled product with the Genium Consolidated Feed (GCF) service. For opportunities to distribute index data along with Nordic depth information under an enterprise license, please contact Nasdaq Global Data Products at +1 301 978 5307 or +45 33 93 33 66.

Global Index Watch (GIW) - An indispensable tool for investment professionals who track Nasdaq indexes or trade Nasdaq index-related derivative instruments.

  • Features include:
    • Advanced Corporate Actions/Index News
    • Index Holdings
    • Daily Summary Statistics
    • Industry Breakdowns
    • Index Methodologies

Access Options

Global Index Data Service (GIDS):

To initiate this data on a data feed, firms must submit the appropriate documentation and receive prior approval from Nasdaq:

For the complete list of Nasdaq and UTP market data agreements and forms, please refer to the Nasdaq Global Data Products Agreements and Forms page.

Global Index Watch (GIW):

To order this web-based data product, firms must submit the appropriate documentation and receive prior approval from Nasdaq:

For the complete list of Nasdaq and UTP market data agreements and forms, please refer to the Nasdaq Global Data Products Agreements and Forms page.


Global Index Data Service (GIDS):

Nasdaq Global Index Data Service (GIDS)
Entitlement Name Monthly Fee
Distributor Fees
GIDS Distributor Fee - Internal 1 to 100 subscribers: $850
101+ subscribers: $2,500
GIDS Distributor Fee - External 1 to 499 subscribers: $3,500
500 to 9,999 subscribers: $8,500
10,000 to 29,999 subscribers: $12,500
30,000+ subscribers: Contact Nasdaq for details
GIDS Direct Access $2,000 per firm
GIDS Derived $1,000 per firm
GIDS Delayed Distributor Fee – *Delayed 15 Minutes Internal 1 to 99 subscribers: $500 per firm
100+ subscribers: $850 per firm
GIDS Delayed Distributor Fee – *Delayed 15 Minutes External 1 to 999 subscribers: $1,000 per firm
1000+ subscribers: $1,500 per firm
Hosted Solution
Per Delayed Hosted Firm $250
Per Real-Time Hosted Firm $750
Enterprise License $20,000