I have only found one site that offers completely free option charts for stocks, Exchange Traded Products, and indexes: I provide more information about it below. OptionZoom provides free option charts, but apparently only for large cap stocks. BigCharts uses their own custom option symbols.
To get the BigCharts option symbol to use, enter in the underlying symbol e. Then click on the option chain link above the quote information to show the available options. BigCharts avoids the huge issue of charts not being available after the options expire. But it looks like it still suffers from the problem that intra-day information becomes unavailable soon after the options expire. Since many options are lightly traded their charts are deserts of information.
Hi, I am new to options trading and I am looking for historical charts of daily option contract volume for specific stocks. Can you help me find something? I usually have to give up a penny or nickel to the market maker.
So for example if I wanted to buy a option and the the quote was 0. If you are ever confused as to whether you should be using the ask or the bid price, just ask yourself which is worse for you, and that will be the price the market is offering for that transaction. I would be nice to see a chart or graph for all of the various expiration dates and strike prices.
What specific kinds of options are you looking at e. Could you give me a quick example of the behavior you are seeing.
I might be able to offer some suggestions if I have more info. Sorry, not any help. I recognize the presentation and controls. Alas, neither will overlay the stock price and neither will provide history just currently trading options. Hi Alexis, Do you mean OptionsXpress? Original post now is about 1. For example this one allows viewing free options historical charts: You can download and use software for free.
Big Charts uses MarketWatch data which is crap because they do NOT show the data for standard option expiration dates…. Vance — do you have a recommendation for a platform or a service that can chart forward option returns for a multi position portfolio? I basically want to be able to load in multiple spread and straddle and short positions all for the same underlying to calculate the potential return gain or loss.
You might try calling TD Ameritrade. They seem to be pretty good with interfacing their software with independent software. Free option charts Updated: BigCharts BigCharts uses their own custom option symbols.
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