Velocity & Forces

Market Velocity and Market Forces measure levels of pre-trade order activity in the NASDAQ trading system, including NASDAQ-, NYSE- and other regional-listed securities, to indicate the intensity of trading interest and relative buy versus sell pressure.

Market Velocity measures the intensity of the trading interest using order messages entering NASDAQ trading systems — many of which do not show up in a traditional quote feed because they are immediately cancelled or re-routed and therefore never reside in the NASDAQ book. Execute your trading strategy before other traders by comparing the expected order activity in a security with the current activity to detect surges in trading interest before trades occur.

Market Forces provides a real-time, pre-trade indication of the direction of the market by indicating whether trading interest is surging in buy or sell orders. Used in conjunction with NASDAQ Market Velocity, traders can determine which stocks are hot and when to place buy or sell orders to secure the best prices.

Velocity and Forces offers the perfect pairing of market intensity and trend awareness to arm you with the insight necessary to predict the most effective trading times. NASDAQ OMX recently introduced MultiView in order for users to have a more targeted view of the market and make trading decisions with increased insight. By including pricing information from the NLS feed, traders can enhance their trading strategies by analyzing expected order activity, current activity and prices. They can also compare this information across multiple securities in one screen.

View our Velocity & Forces User Guide or Fact Sheet for more information.

Non-pro Pricing: $1 per month
Professional Pricing: $10 per month