So NT sez
Also effective April 1st, traders choosing to receive market data from the ICE exchanges will be required to pay monthly subscriber fees following the expiration of ICE's market data waiver program on March 31st, 2016. This includes the following exchanges:
ICE US (Mini Russell, Dollar Index): $117
So...is that it for the TF? I'm not paying that so WTF?
Will it just disappear from my data feed if I do nothing?
What else is like the TF that I could trade, I like it because I watch NQ, YM, and ES also.
I have noticed ICE has been focusing on institutional traders (with acceptance of their YellowJacket system and popularity of WebICE). I don't think there is a lot of interest for retail customers. What is interesting for ICE is they do not have the membership model similar to CME (where members pay cents on the dollar). So ICE really does not care about that 2% of volume (I am making up this 2% number, but the jist of it is that the retail volume is small).
They are making a big mistake in my opinion. It will be interesting to see if the fee lasts after 2017.