Nasdaq is working with Microsoft to expand the use of real-time U.S. equity market data by individual investors through Excel, Bing, MSN, and other platforms, where they can leverage real-time U.S. stock equity market data from Nasdaq Last Sale to inform research and trade ideas while improving financial literacy.
Microsoft Excel, which is used by more than 1.2 billion people, will now empower its users to track the latest stock prices, trading volume and more, without ever leaving Excel to search outside sources.
The exchange group will provide data from its Nasdaq Last Sale service, which is designed to encourage universal distribution of real-time trade data to the public with dynamic stock tickers, portfolio trackers and time/price graph products for public use.
Rob Howard, Senior Director at Microsoft, commented:
“At Microsoft, our mission is to enable every person to achieve more. Pulling real-time and historical U.S. equity data from Nasdaq right into Excel helps users track personal investments better and make informed decisions faster.”
Oliver Albers, SVP and Head of Strategic Partnerships for Nasdaq’s Global Information Services, said:
“Expanding the reach of real-time market data through our collaboration with Microsoft is a significant step towards bringing important market information to Main Street. Microsoft’s focus on empowering individuals aligns with our mission to make financial markets more accessible to all.”
Nasdaq has recently announced the launch of a new solution designed to simplify capital markets stakeholder engagement for investor relations (IR) professionals using Nasdaq IR Insight, which is trusted by 3,000 public companies listed on all major exchanges.
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