CHICAGO, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Barchart.com, Inc., a leading provider of market data and information, today announced it now supports real-time market data for the BATS BZX Exchange, the third-largest U.S. securities exchange. Barchart now offers access to BATS' real-time market data via Barchart's data feed APIs and website content solutions. Barchart will also make real-time BATS market data available to its Independent Software Vendor (ISVs) and their customers, as well as www.barchart.com and third-party websites.
The addition of real-time market data from the BATS BZX Exchange is significant to customers of Barchart, as BATS represents 10-11% of all U.S. equities trading, 9-10% of that coming from the BZX Exchange. In addition, BATS does not charge market data fees for access to their real-time market data, which represents a considerable value to end-users.
"We are continuing to add market data coverage for growing market centers, both in the U.S. and internationally," said Eero Pikat, President of Barchart.com, Inc. "With the combination of a growing U.S. equity market share and no exchange fees for market data, BATS provides a win-win solution for data vendors and traders—we are excited to offer their data to our customers," added Pikat.
With a heritage dating back to 1934, Barchart.com, Inc. has substantial experience in meeting the data and information needs of the financial, agricultural, energy and media industries. As a full-service provider of futures, equity and foreign exchange market data, Barchart provides a wide range of market data products and solutions. As an established leader in an industry that demands accuracy and innovation, Barchart's goal is to form partnerships that deliver comprehensive solutions for success. For more information, please visit www.barchartinc.com.
SOURCE Barchart.com, Inc.