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Rule Change to Reduce the Delay Period for TRACE
October 2, 2017
Effective October 2, 2017, FINRA is reducing the delay period applicable to
Historic TRACE Data for corporate bonds and agency debt, including Rule
144A transactions in such securities, from 18 months to six months. The
text of the amendments is available in the online FINRA Manual.
Historic TRACE Data provides transaction-level data for all trades reported to TRACE in
classes of TRACE-eligible securities that currently are disseminated, and includes, among
other things, price, date, time of execution and yield. Historic TRACE Data also may include
transactions or items of information that were not disseminated previously, such as exact
trade volumes (rather than the capped amounts that are disseminated in real-time), and
both the buy- and sell-side of inter-dealer transactions (only sell-side trade reports are
subject to real-time dissemination).
The amendment did not change the fees applicable to Historic TRACE Data.
Historic TRACE Data for the Corporate Bond Data Set and the Historic Agency Data Set,
including Rule 144A transactions in corresponding securities, will be made available on a
six-month delay beginning on October 2, 2017.