The Consolidated Tape Association (CTA) oversees the dissemination of real-time trade and quote information in New York Stock Exchange (Network A) and NYSE Arca, NYSE MKT and other regional exchange (Network B) listed securities. Since the late 1970s, all SEC-registered exchanges and market centers that trade Network A or Network B securities send their trades and quotes to a central consolidator where the Consolidated Tape System (CTS) and Consolidated Quote System (CQS) data streams are produced and distributed worldwide.
The current Participants include the BATS Exchange, BATS-Y Exchange, NASDAQ OMX BX, Chicago Board Options Exchange, Chicago Stock Exchange, EDGA Exchange Inc., EDGX Exchange Inc., Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, International Securities Exchange, Nasdaq Stock Market, National Stock Exchange, New York Stock Exchange, NYSE Amex, NYSE Arca, and Nasdaq OMX PHLX. The Plans govern the collection, processing and dissemination of trade and quote data. The New York Stock Exchange is the Administrator of Network A, which includes NYSE-listed securities and the American Stock Exchange is the Administrator of Network B. The Plans were filed with and approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission in accordance with Section 11A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
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