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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
    • Historical: Back to 2010 (Sold separately)
  • 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 to purchase a historical backfill of this data-set, please order it here: Borrow Intensity Indicators
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