Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Financial Products News #2022 - 28
Nasdaq Announces Launch of Six New Indexes Effective Wednesday, August 10th, 2022

Markets Impacted:

  • All Markets

Data Feeds Impacted:

  • Nasdaq Global Index Data Service (GIDS)
  • Nasdaq Global Index Watch (GIW)
  • Nasdaq Global Index FlexFile Delivery (GIFFD)

Contact Information:

What you need to know:

Effective Wednesday, August 10, 2022, Nasdaq will begin disseminating the following new indexes on the Nasdaq Global Index Data ServiceSM (GIDS).


What are the new Indexes?

The Nasdaq CTA Global Video Games Software Index is designed to track the performance of a selection of Developer/Publisher companies engaged in the global Video Games industry. The companies are selected based on classification by Consumer Technology Association (CTA).

How are the Indexes disseminated?

On Wednesday, August 10, 2022, data recipients will receive real-time index information from the proprietary GIDS data feed with the following attributes:

Instrument ID Instrument Name Currency Frequency FP Type Brand Session ID
PLAYR2 Nasdaq CTA Global Video Games Software Index USD 1s I NQ GLO
PLAYR2T Nasdaq CTA Global Video Games Software Gross Total Return Index USD 1s I NQ GLO
PLAYR2N Nasdaq CTA Global Video Games Software Net Total Return Index USD 1s I NQ GLO
PLAYR2A Nasdaq CTA Global Video Games Software AUD Index AUD 1s I NQ GLO
PLAYR2AT Nasdaq CTA Global Video Games Software Gross Total Return AUD Index AUD 1s I NQ GLO
PLAYR2AN Nasdaq CTA Global Video Games Software Net Total Return AUD Index AUD 1s I NQ GLO

In addition to the real-time tick messages, Nasdaq will support the following directory messages on GIDS:

  • Equities Summary (Message Type F): Disseminated at the end of the U.S. and European trading session to relay the summary of the current trading day's activity for an equity index.
  • Index Directory (Message Type R): Disseminated at the start of each day to relay basic index information.

Will the components and weightings data be made available?

Yes. For access and more information on the Index on the Nasdaq Global Index Watch (GIW) and Nasdaq Global Index FlexFile Delivery (GIFFD), please contact Nasdaq Index Data Sales.

Where can I find additional information?

For questions about Nasdaq index products, please contact Index Services or visit GIW..


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