Stock exchanges have a monopoly on their own data. No matter how many resellers of stock prices pop up, a small number of exchanges control who accesses the data and how they can access it. At the same time, app developers and financial analysts must have stock prices or their analyses won't work. The default solution to this conflict of interest, between exchanges that want to maximize their profit and consumers who must have data, is for pricing data to be either expensive or difficult to use.
Intrinio's mission is to make financial data affordable and easy to access and we are working hard to find new solutions to get pricing data into the hands of those that need it to drive decisions. This blog explains the real time, end of day (EOD), and historical security prices Intrinio provides, how users can access them, how much they cost, and where we are heading next.