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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

For the file specifications, please click here
For the methodology overview, please click here

If you would like subscribe to ongoing updates of this data-set, please order the Subscription product here: Borrow Intensity Indicators - Subscription
Cboe LiveVol Implied Volatility Blends capture term structure and solve for expiration-specific and constant maturity implied volatilities encapsulated within the range of option expirations. Capturing the constant maturity volatilities helps traders visualize and track the behavior of volatility over time providing context to current market implied volatility. To build out our volatility blends we first solve for the at-the-money volatility of each expiration to capture the term-structure of the volatility. Next, using a cubic spline approach, we fit a curve to the term-structure. Using the fitted curve, we solve for the constant maturity (IV30, IV60, IV90, etc.) time periods offered in the file. *Constant maturity times that fall outside the range of expirations available for a particular symbol will be zero. This dataset is only available with end of day granularity.
MDR data is all quote updates and trade data captured by Cboe’s internal data retrieval systems. MDR data is offered in the following Cboe exclusive indices: ^VIX, ^SPX and ^OEX. The amount of history available of the data varies by symbol; ^SPX from January 1990, ^OEX-January 1990 and ^VIX-March 2006. The MDR data will either delivered by SFTP.

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.
Dividend dates and amounts.
1/1/2006 – present