Interactive Data Corporation, a leading provider of global pricing, reference and corporate actions data, today announced that its Options Volatility Service supports OptionApps, a newly launched comprehensive mobile options analysis app now available in the iTunes® App Store.
The Options Volatility Service is Interactive Data’s historical options database service consisting of implied volatilities, option risk parameters and volatility surfaces. It can help traders, quantitative specialists, hedge fund managers, risk officers, and software application and risk management vendors to assess risk and volatility for the U.S. options and equities markets.
The Options Volatility Service covers more than 7,600 U.S. companies, combining 15 years of historical data with daily updates for U.S. listed options, equities, exchange traded funds (ETFs), ADRs, currencies, and equity indices.
OptionApps has incorporated the Options Volatility Service so that traders can benefit from an extensive range of automatically updated options data and analysis capabilities on-the-go. With OptionApps, traders can:
- Find potential trading opportunities using pre-configured and customizable scans from any device: mobile, tablet, desktop or laptop
- Analyze trades quickly and easily through interactive charts and option chains
- Easily track stocks and options through time or at a specific point in time
- Benefit from advanced analytical methodologies and an extensive historical options database
“OptionApps combines advanced mobile technology with a comprehensive options database and analysis capabilities from Interactive Data so that trading opportunities can be identified and analyzed quickly and easily, from anywhere,” said Don Fishback, president of Fishback Management & Research, Inc., which recently launched OptionApps. “This unique combination of technology and comprehensive options data is now available at just a small fraction of the price versus what it used to cost to obtain access to professional grade options data and analysis.”
“Our Options Volatility Service provides a comprehensive options database and an easy-to-use tool for screening, running risk reports across varied positions, analyzing specific positions in depth, and conducting research such as back testing of trading strategies,” said Marty Williams, Vice President, Reference Data Product Development for Interactive Data. “We are pleased that our service is helping to power OptionApps so that traders of all types can assess risk and identify trading opportunities, with the ability to obtain a clear snapshot of the volatility within the U.S. options market.”
Through its alliance program, Interactive Data provides access to a broad range of data, analytics and related services to more than 500 software application vendors, service providers, trading platforms, order and execution systems and media portals that have access to a broad range of its data, analytics and related services.