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Snapshot Quote API - Version 3.0


Snapshot Quotes offer simple delivery of full-exchange real time & delayed market data in industry standard CSV format. Data can be pulled using HTTP, with integrated GZip Content-Encoding to minimize bandwidth requirements.

Requesting a sample file

To request a sample file, please submit a request with your account representative.

Retrieving data using HTTP

Once you have your demo URL, you should be able to retrieve a snapshot by putting the URL in your web browser. Each line in the snapshot corresponds to a symbol, and each symbol has a collection of fields associated with it.

Mandatory fields

Each line has a variable number of fields. The first 3 fields are mandatory, and all other fields are optional.

The first fields are:

The [Timestamp] field is the last time the symbol was updated in our database, and is in milliseconds since the epoch format. (Jan 1st 1970)

The [Symbol] field is the primary symbol associated with the security in our database.

The [Exchange] field is an alphanumeric code which specifies the exchange the security trades on.

Exchange Codes

The following exchange codes currently exist:

Field Code Exchange
NQNasdaq Stock Market
NYNew York Stock Exchange
AMAmerican Stock Exchange
OBBulletin Board
OPPink Sheets
MFNasdaq Mutual Funds
PHLPhiladelphia Stock Exchange
PBTPhiladelphia Board of Trade
TSXToronto Stock Exchange
TSVToronto Venture Stock Exchange
TSUToronto Stock Exchange USD
NEXToronto Stock Exchange NEX Board
DJIDow Jones Indices
DJIDow Jones Wilshire Indices
DWIDow Jones World Indices
IXFinancialContent Calculated Indexes

Optional Fields

After the Mandatory Fields, a variable number of optional fields may be present. These fields consist of a 'prefix code', along with an associated value. Fields are routinely added to the feed, so if an unknown prefix code is found, your application should ignore it. Also, you should not rely on the order the fields are returned in, as this may change.

Prefix Codes

The following prefix codes currently exist:

Field Code Data Type Meaning
P Floating Point Last Trade Price
p Floating Point Today's Closing Price (Updated at End of Day)
V Integer Cumulative Volume
T Integer Last Trade Time
O Floating Point Open Price
H Floating Point Day's High Price
L Floating Point Day's Low Price
C Floating Point Previous Close Price
B Floating Point Bid Price
A Floating Point Ask Price
b Integer Bid Size (# of shares)
a Integer Ask Size (# of shares)