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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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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

Open-Close data is a volume summary file for trading activity on the BZX exchange. Available in 10-minute summary intervals or as an end-of-day summary, it aggregates and buckets the volume by origin (customer, professional customer, broker-dealer, and market maker), buying/selling, and opening/closing criteria. The customer and professional customer volume are further broken down into trade size buckets (fewer than 100 contracts, 100-199 contracts, greater than 199 contracts). Fields 10-17 will only be available in the end-of-day files and will not be populated in the 10-minute intervals. It contains all series in an underlying security's chain-if it has volume on BZX. For pricing, please see “LiveVol Fees” in the Exchange Fee Schedule.


For an ongoing subscription, please see: Open-Close BZX - Subscription


Open-Close data is also available for C1, C2, and EDGX


The downloadable sample contains 2 files: 1 sample of the EOD format, 1 of the 10-minute

Open-Close data is a volume summary file for trading activity on the C1 exchange. Available in 10-minute summary intervals or as an end-of-day summary, it aggregates and buckets the volume by origin (customer, professional customer, broker-dealer, and market maker), buying/selling, and opening/closing criteria. The customer and professional customer volume are further broken down into trade size buckets (fewer than 100 contracts, 100-199 contracts, greater than 199 contracts). Fields 10-17 will only be available in the end-of-day files and will not be populated in the 10-minute intervals. It contains all series in an underlying security's chain-if it has volume on C1. For data prior to 2005, please contact sales@livevol.com. For pricing, please see “LiveVol Fees” in the Cboe Exchange Fee Schedule.


For an ongoing subscription, please see: Open-Close C1 - Subscription


Open-Close data is also available for BZX, C2, and EDGX


The downloadable sample contains 2 files: 1 sample of the EOD format, 1 of the 10-minute

Open-Close data is a volume summary file for trading activity on the C2 exchange. Available in 10-minute summary intervals or as an end-of-day summary, it aggregates and buckets the volume by origin (customer, professional customer, broker-dealer, and market maker), buying/selling, and opening/closing criteria. The customer and professional customer volume are further broken down into trade size buckets (fewer than 100 contracts, 100-199 contracts, greater than 199 contracts). Fields 10-17 will only be available in the end-of-day files and will not be populated in the 10-minute intervals. It contains all series in an underlying security's chain-if it has volume on C2. For pricing, please see “LiveVol Fees” in the Exchange Fee Schedule.


For an ongoing subscription, please see: Open-Close C2 - Subscription


Open-Close data is also available for BZX, C1, and EDGX


The downloadable sample contains 2 files: 1 sample of the EOD format, 1 of the 10-minute

Open-Close data is a volume summary file for trading activity on the EDGX exchange. Available in 10-minute summary intervals or as an end-of-day summary, it aggregates and buckets the volume by origin (customer, professional customer, broker-dealer, and market maker), buying/selling, and opening/closing criteria. The customer and professional customer volume are further broken down into trade size buckets (fewer than 100 contracts, 100-199 contracts, greater than 199 contracts). Fields 10-17 will only be available in the end-of-day files and will not be populated in the 10-minute intervals. It contains all series in an underlying security's chain-if it has volume on EDGX. For pricing, please see “LiveVol Fees” in the Exchange Fee Schedule.


For an ongoing subscription, please see: Open-Close EDGX - Subscription


Open-Close data is also available for BZX, C1, and C2


The downloadable sample contains 2 files: 1 sample of the EOD format, 1 of the 10-minute

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 mappingExchange IDs), Bid Size, Bid, Ask Size, Ask.