Cost cut on real-time JSE data

Financial information company McGregor BFA (www.mcgregorbfa.com) is offering investors new products, Realtime, which will stream data from South Africa’s JSE Limited securities exchange at lower cost. The company will work with customers to see how much customization is needed for them to feed the data into their existing systems.
McGregor product manager Glenn Orford is reported in Business Day newspaper (www.businessday.co.za) as saying it will: “not only deliver a very competitive offering in terms of price and functionality, but our ability to customise the solution based on the client’s specific requirements will undoubtedly make it quick and easy to slot into existing systems.”
The fee could be a flat monthly rate or a fee per user and could also vary if the client wanted financial ratios and other components. According to operations manager Sandy Kerkhove the product could be as low as R55 (US$7.14) per month per terminal, excluding undefined JSE royalties.
McGregor says it aims to provide real-time foreign exchange rate data within the next two to three months and it is deciding whether to include other exchanges beside the JSE. McGregor reportedly has not decided whether or not to introduce real- time coverage of securities exchanges other than the JSE.
According to the company website: “The McGregor BFA Realtime product set provides a platform for both the corporate and private user to view real time stock market information streamed live to your desktop.”
The offering includes: Pure Internet delivery, live streaming prices, live indices and stock market announcements service (SENS), user portfolios and selective ticker.

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