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Old Jul 29th, 2009, 01:32 PM   #1
Wumbate
 
 
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Hi,

I'm new to this forum and did a search but couldn't find anything.

Is there a good place to go to find historical options data? I'd like to look at the prices of YHOO options for the past couple of months.

Thanks
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Old Jul 29th, 2009, 09:02 PM   #2
drcha
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I think that CBOE will sell you these data.
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Old Jul 29th, 2009, 09:57 PM   #3
Wumbate
 
 
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It seems like the kind of thing that could be found online somewhere for free. It's much like stock prices, just options; and you can get historical stock prices on Yahoo Finance, for instance...

Anyone have any ideas?
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Old Jul 29th, 2009, 10:04 PM   #4
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Unfortunately you can't get it for free. You're talking about HUGE amounts of data (even on a daily basis). For each stock you have maybe 20-30 option contracts (only a few liquid though) for each expiration month.

Try googling, you'll find plenty of links. The first one I found was http://www.historicaloptiondata.com/. Plenty of other ones out there.
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Old Jul 29th, 2009, 10:53 PM   #5
Bben1006
 
 
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you might want to also try the following FREE site:

http://crimsonmind.com/

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Unfortunately you can't get it for free. You're talking about HUGE amounts of data (even on a daily basis). For each stock you have maybe 20-30 option contracts (only a few liquid though) for each expiration month.

Try googling, you'll find plenty of links. The first one I found was http://www.historicaloptiondata.com/. Plenty of other ones out there.
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Old Jul 30th, 2009, 06:58 AM   #6
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I stand corrected. Have to say I'm happy to be wrong.....and ready to start downloading.....
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