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Cboe Hanweck Borrow Intensity Indicators describe constant maturity synthetic lending rates derived from real-time option analytics. Borrow Intensity Indicators are a proprietary calculation based upon implied borrow, enhanced with machine learning using characteristics including relative liquidity and term in order to create constant maturities of 45, 60, 90, 180, and 360 days.


Borrow Intensity Indicators may enhance:

  • Equity trading strategies
    • Higher frequency and timeliness than equity risk model short interest factors
  • Securities lending price discovery
    • Informs on levels and trends in overnight stock-borrow loan rates, highlighting rising shorts or other conditions in the collateral market such as persistent mildly hard-to-borrow securities

Borrow Intensity Indicator Attributes:

  • Includes:
    • Securities underlying US listed options (approximately 4,000 symbols)
    • Raw and smoothed form
    • Confidence measures supporting interpretation for every observation
  • Availability:
    • Current: 20 minute intervals, intraday (Subscription)
    • Historical: Back to 2010
  • Granularity:
    • Milliseconds
  • Format:
    • CSV Files
  • Delivery Method:
    • SFTP

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See every underlying trade in an underlying security. Trade price, trade size, trade condition, the trading venue and national best bid and offer are included in each record.

Reference Files:
Exchange ID Mapping: Exchange IDs
Trade Condition ID Mapping: Trade Condition IDs

Our option trades files have the supporting information needed to provide context to trading activity. Included with each trade is the trade price and size, the exchange where the trade printed, the NBBO quote and depth, the underlying bid and ask, and each of the individual exchange markets. Trades from Global Trading Hours (GTH) will be included effective February 5, 2020. GTH trades will be signified by a time stamp between 3:00 am ET and 9:15 am ET. At this time only ^SPX and ^VIX trade during GTH.


Reference Files:
Exchange ID Mapping: Exchange IDs
Trade Condition ID Mapping: Trade Condition IDs

After the column with "number_of_exchanges", there are unlabeled columns representing individual exchange quotes. This repeatable sequence populates columns according to this pattern: Exchange ID (see Exchange mapping Exchange IDs), Bid Size, Bid, Ask Size, Ask.

Our option trades files have the supporting information needed to provide context to trading activity. Included with each trade is the trade price and size, the exchange where the trade printed, the NBBO quote and depth, the underlying bid and ask, and each of the individual exchange markets. With the addition of our Calcs data, you receive the implied volatility and the calculated delta of the trade. Trades from Global Trading Hours (GTH) will be included effective February 5, 2020. GTH trades will be signified by a time stamp between 3:00 am ET and 9:15 am ET. At this time only ^SPX and ^VIX trade during GTH.


Reference Files:
Exchange ID Mapping: Exchange IDs
Trade Condition ID Mapping: Trade Condition IDs

After the column with "number_of_exchanges", there are unlabeled columns representing individual exchange quotes. This repeatable sequence populates columns according to this pattern: Exchange ID (see Exchange mapping Exchange IDs), Bid Size, Bid, Ask Size, Ask.
VIX index (spot) values are the intraday values of the index only. This data is available starting from January, 1992. The frequency of the VIX index values is every minute for data prior to 2004 and every 15 seconds, including milliseconds, from 2004 and after.
Multicast PITCH provides a history of real-time depth of book quotations and execution information with nearly half the latency of TCP PITCH and 20% fewer PITCH events. This is achieved by using binary messages (PITCH 2.0).