Trading Calendar

Trading Hours

Pre-Opening Session: 3:30 a.m. ET

  • Limit orders can be entered and will be queued until the Limit Order Auction at 4 a.m. ET

Opening Session: 4:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET

  • 3:59 a.m. to 4:00 a.m. ET - Opening Auction Freeze Period
  • 4:00 a.m. ET - Opening Auction
  • 9:29 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET - Market Order Freeze Period
  • 9:30 a.m. ET - Market Order Auction

Orders that are eligible for the Opening Auction may not be cancelled one minute prior to the Opening Session until the conclusion of the Opening Auction.

Market Orders and Auction-Only Limit Orders may not be canceled. Market Orders and Auction-Only Limit. Orders may not be entered on the same side as an imbalance.

Core Trading Session: 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

  • 3:59 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET - Closing Auction Freeze Period
  • 4:00 p.m. ET - Closing Auction Run and Closing Price Disseminated. All Day Orders entered for the core session will be canceled.

Market-on-Close (MOC) and Limit-on-Close (LOC) orders cannot be canceled. MOC and LOC orders may not be entered on the same side as an imbalance.

Extended Hours: 4:00 pm to 8:00 p.m. ET

  • 8:00 p.m. ET - Limit Orders entered after 4:00 p.m. ET are canceled.
  • 8:01 p.m. ET - Portfolio Crossing System (PCS) Cross Orders are executed at the conclusion of extended trading hours.

Market Making

The all-electronic NYSE Arca relies on a system of competing Market Makers to provide a fast, efficient, and consistent marketplace for all participants, including liquidity providers. Market Makers are required to maintain adequate minimum capital and continuous, two-sided identified and displayed quotes for all registered securities during Core Trading Hours (9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET). They also clear and settle transactions through a registered clearing agency.

NYSE Arca appoints Lead Market Makers (LMMs) for ETPs (Exchange Traded Products) with a primary listing on the exchange to meet defined obligations in exchange for incentives such as lower transaction fees.

Market Maker Capital Requirements

Market Makers subject to the Aggregate Indebtedness Requirement maintain minimum net capital that is the greater of:

  • $100,000
  • $2,500 for each security that it is registered as a Market Maker (unless a security in which it makes a market has a market value of $5 or less. In this event the amount of net capital shall be not less than $1,000 for each such security) based on the average number of securities that such Market Maker is registered during the 30 days immediately preceding the computation date;
  • 6 2/3 percent of aggregate indebtedness
  • the amount prescribed by SEC Rule 15c3-1

Market Makers subject to the Alternative Net Capital Requirement maintain minimum net capital that is the greater of:

Market Makers subject to the Alternative Net Capital Requirement maintain minimum net capital that is the greater of:

  • $250,000
  • 2 percent of aggregate indebtedness
  • the amount prescribed by SEC Rule 15c3-1

Become a NYSE Arca Market Maker

Eligible traders can apply in writing to register as Market Maker Authorized Traders (MMAT). Market Makers must meet rigorous education, training, and testing requirements to obtain NYSE Arca Equity Trading Permits (ETP), register in a given security, and remain in good standing with NYSE Arca thereafter to perform market-making activities.

Orientation

This introduction to NYSE Arca Market Maker access, obligations, requirements and order types. Please review and certify that you have completed and understand the policies and procedures set forth in the Market Maker Orientation by signing the last page of the PowerPoint and returning it to Client Relationship Services.

NYSE Arca will review this document upon receipt, and Market Maker Registration becomes effective when the applicant receives approval notice from the NYSE Arca.

Application

Next, please complete one of the following documents:

Substantial or continued failure to engage in dealings in accordance with NYSE Arca rules will result in suspension or termination of Market Making status. Any registered Market Maker may withdraw registration by giving written notice to NYSE Arca, and the withdrawal becomes effective on the tenth business day following the NYSE Arca's receipt of the notice. After the withdrawal, the ETP holder shall not be permitted to re-register as a Market Maker for a period of six months.

MMATs must not be subject to statutory disqualifications.

*Includes Market Maker and Lead Market Maker
**Must be an existing Lead Market Maker ETP in order to submit this application for a green sheet posting


Power Partners

The NYSE Power Partners™ Program recognizes companies that partner with us to best meet our mutual customers’ needs.

Some of the unique visibility activities provided to NYSE Power Partners™, in NYSE's sole discretion, may include ringing the NYSE opening/closing bell, inclusion on advertising on our high definition board located at Times Square, coverage on the nyx.com web site, and outdoor advertising opportunities. *Currently Program criteria are based on US product suite.

Level 3 Power Partners

  • Direct Access Software
  • Actant
  • MIXIT
  • LiquidityBook

Level 2 Power Partners

  • RealTick
  • Scottrade Financial Services

Level 1 Power Partners

  • RTS Realtime Systems
  • E*Trade
  • Fidessa

Connectivity

Production Connectivity

If you already have a SFTI or a third-party extranet line and have certified your FIX application, you can request Production Arca FIX Sessions by contacting our Production Support Group at the email link or phone number below. The Production Support group facilitates all production connectivity and provides support for all production NYSE Arca FIX sessions.

Market Data Analytics Lab

If you already have a SFTI or a third-party extranet line and have certified your FIX application, you can request Production Arca FIX Sessions by contacting our Production Support Group at the email link or phone number below. The Production Support group facilitates all production connectivity and provides support for all production NYSE Arca FIX sessions.

FIX and Binary Technical Specifications and Forms

for NYSE Arca Equities, Options and NYSE MKT Options

Order Entry

Drop Copy

Session Request/Removal

*You may also use the Production Session Request form to request removal of sessions.

Session Addition/Removal Procedures

Process for Creating Sessions

  • Step 1: To initiate the creation of a session(s) the customer is required to send an email to Connectivity (connectivity@nyx.com) with a formal request for the new session(s).
    • Step 1.A: If the customer has the request form they can attach it to this initial email.
      • If the form is correctly completed, move to step 2.
      • If not correctly completed, move to step ‘1.B‘.
    • Step 1.B: If the customer does not have a request form or a properly completed form, Connectivity will respond back with instructions on how to request the session(s) and if needed, a link to the Session Request Form.
  • Step 2: Connectivity will create the sessions and respond to the customers email request with the following:
    • Login/SenderCompID/TargetCompID Details.
    • The IP Address.
    • The Port.
    • The ETPID/GroupID/Badge the session(s) were registered to.
  • Step 3: Connectivity will print out a copy of the form and store it in our hardcopy archives.

These steps apply to: UGW FIX, UGW Binary, GCC FIX, MarketMaker Direct, Arca DropCopy, NYSE CCG, NYSE BCCG, NYSE BAG, NYSE SPAR/DMM, NYSE Binary DMM, NYSE Supplemental Drop Copy, NYSE DropCopy

Process for Deleting Sessions

  • Step 1: To initiate the deletion of a session(s) the customer is required to send an email to Connectivity (connectivity@nyx.com) with a formal request.
    • Step 1.A: If the customer has the request form they can attach it to this initial email.
      • If the form is correctly completed, move to step 2.
      • If not correctly completed, move to step ‘1.B‘.
    • Step 1.B: If the customer does not have a request form or a properly completed form, Connectivity will respond back with instructions on how to delete the session(s) and if needed, a link to the Session Request Form.
  • Step 2: Connectivity will delete the session(s) and respond to the customers email request with the following (Within one business day)**
    • Login/SenderCompID
    • The IP Address.
    • The Port.
    • The ETPID/GroupID/Badge the session(s) were registered to.
  • Step 3: Connectivity will print out a copy of the form and store it in our hardcopy archives.

**If customer does NOT want to be billed for session(s), they must request deletion 3-business days prior to the last business day of the month.

This applies to:
UGW FIX, UGW Binary, GCC FIX, MarketMaker Direct, Arca DropCopy, NYSE CCG, NYSE BCCG, NYSE BAG, NYSE SPAR/DMM, NYSE Binary DMM, NYSE Supplemental Drop Copy, NYSE DropCopy)


Clearing

Once a trade has been executed, trade details are transmitted to the National Securities Clearing Corporation (NSCC®) for clearance and settlement via the Regional Interface Organization (RIO). All trading transactions are transmitted to NSCC electronically matching the details of the trades from both the buyer and the seller into one deal record. These transactions are considered “locked in.”

Clearing firms must become NYSE Arca Equity Trading Permit (ETP) holders to obtain direct access to NYSE Arca and clear trades on behalf of exchange participants and be setup to participate on the NYSE Arca RIO. Firms that are not self-clearing must have their NYSE Arca clearing firm provide a Clearing Letter of Consent to the CRS / Membership acknowledging and accepting the financial responsibility for all of their correspondent’s transactions. To direct orders to NYSE Arca, clearing firms must complete additional membership agreements.