Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Financial Products News #2020 - 15
UPDATE: Nasdaq to Begin Dissemination of New Third Party Indexes on GIDS, Effective Monday, June 22, 2020

Markets Impacted:

  • All Markets

Data Feeds Impacted:

  • Nasdaq Global Index Data Service (GIDS)

Contact Information:

What you need to know:

Effective Monday, June 22, 2020,Nasdaq, through its data dissemination relationship with Optimal Blue, LLC, will send daily index level information on the Nasdaq Global Index Data Service SM(GIDS).

UPDATE 6/30/2020: Optimal Blue has updated the index symbols effective 7/1/2020.


What are the new indexes?

The Optimal Blue Mortgage Market Indices™ (OBMMI™) provide unparalleled transparency into mortgage rates by utilizing observed, real-time lock data from approximately 35% of the market. This data is aggregated daily and covers conforming 30- and 15-year fixed rate indices, FHA, USDA, VA, and jumbo, as well as ten, detailed, 30-year conforming sub-indices based on loan-to-value ratio (LTV) and FICO credit score.

How are the indexes disseminated?

Effective Monday, June 22, 2020, data recipients will receive real-time index information from the proprietary (GIDS) data feed with the following attributes:

UPDATES 6/30/2020: The highlighted tickers below have been updated, effective 7/1/2020.

Instrument ID Instrument Name Currency Frequency FP Type
OB30C Optimal Blue 30-Yr Conforming Fixed Rate USD ODOP I
OB15C Optimal Blue 15-Yr Conforming Fixed Rate USD ODOP I
OB30FHA Optimal Blue 30-Yr FHA Fixed Rate USD ODOP I
OB30VA Optimal Blue 30-Yr VA Fixed Rate USD ODOP I
OB30USDA Optimal Blue 30-Yr USDA Fixed Rate USD ODOP I
OB30JMBO Optimal Blue 30-Yr Jumbo Fixed Rate USD ODOP I
OB30740L Optimal Blue 30Yr Conf Fxd 740+ FICO 0-80 LTV USD ODOP I
OB30720L Optimal Blue 30Yr Conf Fxd 720-739 FICO 0-80 LTV USD ODOP I
OB30700L Optimal Blue 30Yr Conf Fxd 700-719 FICO 0-80 LTV USD ODOP I
OB30680L Optimal Blue 30Yr Conf Fxd 680-699 FICO 0-80 LTV USD ODOP I
OB30LFL Optimal Blue 30Yr Conf Fxd 300-680 FICO 0-80 LTV USD ODOP I
OB30740H Optimal Blue 30Yr Conf Fxd 740+ FICO 80-100 LTV USD ODOP I
OB30720H Optimal Blue 30Yr Conf Fxd 720-739 FICO 80-100 LTV USD ODOP I
OB30700H Optimal Blue 30Yr Conf Fxd 700-719 FICO 80-100 LTV USD ODOP I
OB30680H Optimal Blue 30Yr Conf Fxd 680-699 FICO 80-100 LTV USD ODOP I
OB30LFH Optimal Blue 30Yr Conf Fxd 300-680 FICO 80-100 LTV USD ODOP I

In addition to the real-time tick messages, Nasdaq will support the following directory messages on GIDS:

  • Equities Summary (Message Type F): Disseminated at the end of the U.S. and European trading session to relay the summary of the current trading day's activity for an equity index.
  • Index Directory (Message Type R): Disseminated at the start of each day to relay basic index information.

Where can I find additional information?

For questions about Nasdaq index products, please contact Nasdaq Global Indexes at +1 844 717 0708 (for US Callers) or +1 301 978 8311 (for International Callers).

For additional information about Optimal Blue, LLC, please call 844 465 1002 or visit their website


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