Friday, April 03, 2020

Financial Products News #2020 - 12
Nasdaq Announces Launch of New Index Effective Monday, April 6, 2020

Markets Impacted:

  • All Markets

Data Feeds Impacted:

  • Nasdaq Global Index Data Service (GIDS)
  • Nasdaq Global Index Watch (GIW)
  • Nasdaq Global Index FlexFile Delivery (GIFFD)

Contact Information:

What you need to know:

Effective Monday, April 6, 2020, Nasdaq began disseminating the following new index on the Nasdaq Global Index Data ServiceSM (GIDS).


What is the new index?

The Nasdaq OMX US Water Index is designed to track the performance of the companies creating products that conserve and purify water for homes, businesses, and industries which are listed on an US Exchange. The Nasdaq OMX US Water Net Total Return Index (GRNWATUSLN) reinvests cash dividends on the ex-date and adjusts for an Index Security’s country of incorporation withholding rate.

How is the index disseminated?

On Monday, April 6, 2020, data recipients will receive real-time index information from the proprietary GIDS data feed with the following attributes:

Instrument ID Instrument Name Currency Frequency FP Type Brand Session ID
GRNWATUSLN The Nasdaq OMX US Water Net Total Return Index USD 1 Sec I NQ AME

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 Index Services at the toll free number +1 844 717 0708 (for US Callers) or +1 301 978 8311 (for International Callers) or visit GIW..


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