Is market data time based or tick based?

Streaming market data quotes in the trading platforms are updated in time based snap-shot intervals, which vary by product and region. Tick by tick data can only be retrieved if using an API. The average snap-shot intervals for the trading platforms are listed below: United States Stocks, Futures, Bonds and Indices - 250ms Options - 10ms Forex - 5ms over the internet, 1ms using a lease line Europe All products - 250ms Hong Kong All products - 250ms Find information on Tick-by-Tick Data via API in the API Users' Guide.

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