What is the cheapest real-time option grid with implied volatilities?

Discussion in 'Trading Software' started by fsloneker, May 24, 2002.

  1. fsloneker


    I am looking for the cheapest way to get a grid of real-time option quotes with implied volatilities.

    In the past, as a professional, I have used Bridge, ILX, and Track Data.

    ILX costs about $135/mo for non-pro if you want implied vols
    in the option grid. I am looking for something substantially less.

    Does anyone know if the CBOE option quotes (~$20/mo) show
    implied vols?

    Thanks in advance,

  2. IB gives IV in realtime for free if you are a customer.
  3. fsloneker


    Thanks for your response. I do have an IB account.

    I want to be able to survey the implied volatilities of all the options for a particular underlying at once for trade selection (That is what I mean by option grid . . .)

    I don't want to enter each option for an underlying in IB every time I look at a securities options.