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NASDAQ OMX Expands Information Services Resources for the Capital Markets


NEW YORK, May 14, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ), a market leading provider of real-time and historical market data, today announced the expansion of its solutions designed to help investment professionals make more informed investment decisions.

Beginning this month, NASDAQ OMX will make MasterCard SpendingPulse® and MasterCard Sector Insights™ reports available through its Global Data Products subscription service. This arrangement expands NASDAQ OMX's current offering to buy-side investors, and will offer unparalleled access to detailed information on consumer spending activity in a variety of global economic sectors.

"Access to insightful and actionable intelligence is a necessity for today's investment professionals," said Brian Hyndman, Senior Vice President, Global Information Services at NASDAQ OMX. "The breadth and depth of consumer data available in MasterCard's reports is unmatched in the industry, and it is what investment professionals around the world need to help inform investment decisions for their clients."

MasterCard SpendingPulse provides a macro-economic view of consumer spending trends across multiple markets, drawing on national retail sales and aggregated sales activity from the MasterCard payments network, as well as estimates for all other payment forms, including cash and check.

MasterCard Sector Insights expands beyond the monthly SpendingPulse report, providing a weekly view of retail sales trends within key industry sectors, to helps merchants, banks, financial institutions, investors and governments make faster, near real-time business decisions.

More information on both reports can be found here.

"SpendingPulse has historically been one of the most sought-after reports in the investment community," said Sarah Quinlan, Senior Vice President, Market Insights for MasterCard Advisors. "Today, a new group of investment professionals can gain insights like how warmer weather last month is giving retailers greater optimism of improved sales and a continued comeback, especially in discretionary spending."

MasterCard SpendingPulse and Sector Insights reports and content, including estimated forecasts of spending trends, do not in any way contain, reflect or relate to actual MasterCard operational or financial performance, or specific payment-card-issuer data.

For additional information on resources available through the NASDAQ OMX Global Data suite, visit

About NASDAQ OMX Group

NASDAQ OMX (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, exchange technology, information and public company services across six continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, NASDAQ OMX enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today's global capital markets. As the creator of the world's first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 70 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. NASDAQ OMX is home to more than 3,200 listed companies with a market value of over $8 trillion. To learn more, visit

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Information set forth in this communication contains forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. NASDAQ OMX cautions readers that any forward-looking information is not a guarantee of future performance and that actual results could differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking information. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about our capital return initiatives. Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties or other factors beyond NASDAQ OMX's control. These factors include, but are not limited to, NASDAQ OMX's ability to implement its strategic initiatives, economic, political and market conditions and fluctuations, government and industry regulation, interest rate risk, U.S. and global competition, and other factors detailed in NASDAQ OMX's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its annual reports on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q which are available on NASDAQ OMX's website at and the SEC's website at NASDAQ OMX undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.


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