options charts/historical price information

Discussion in 'Options' started by EliteTraderNYC, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. Hi guys, where is the best place to get charts for historical options prices?
  2. TskTsk


    Most brokers have them. I know IB does at least.
  3. Somebody posted similar question some time back. For historical prices, free, you can get from many sites: Yahoo, Google, Investopia, MSN, etc.

    To do it automatically, you can program Perl, Java (I do both), C++, etc.

    Java on IB only goes back one year; with Perl, I can get as far as the site allows (eg, Yahoo gives you something like 18 years).
  4. johnnyc


    yahoo has historical option prices? I knew they had historical stock prices, where are the historical option prices located?
  5. As far as I can tell, they don't.

    I used to and still do (albeit for options with a lotta volume) some coding to "scrap" the data from yahoo finance and other websites.

    I'd use yahoo or morningstar if you take that approach- basically using regular expressions (a previous poster mentioned Perl which I believe is great for regExp).

    Don't use CBOE- I've been blacklisted in the past (my IP). Good feeling though,...lol...