Discussion in 'Options' started by EliteTraderNYC, Feb 27, 2012.
Hi guys, where is the best place to get charts for historical options prices?
Most brokers have them. I know IB does at least.
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).
yahoo has historical option prices? I knew they had historical stock prices, where are the historical option prices located?
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...
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