SOURCE: Interactive Data

June 26, 2013 08:00 ET

Interactive Data's Options Volatility Service Powers OptionApps

Newly Launched Mobile App Provides Traders With Comprehensive Professional Level Options Analysis

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jun 26, 2013) - 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.

For more information about OptionApps, please visit http://www.optionapps.com/

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About Interactive Data
Interactive Data Corporation is a trusted leader in financial information. Thousands of financial institutions and active traders, as well as hundreds of software and service providers, subscribe to our fixed income evaluations, reference data, real-time market data, trading infrastructure services, fixed income analytics, desktop solutions and web-based solutions. Interactive Data's offerings support clients around the world with mission-critical functions, including portfolio valuation, regulatory compliance, risk management, electronic trading and wealth management. Interactive Data has over 2,500 employees in offices worldwide.

Pricing, evaluations and reference data are provided in the US through Interactive Data Pricing and Reference Data LLC and internationally through Interactive Data (Europe) Ltd. and Interactive Data (Australia) Pty Ltd.

For more information about Interactive Data, please visit: www.interactivedata.com.

About OptionApps
OptionApps is an advanced options analysis app that runs on iOS, Android, Windows and Mac. Brokers, traders, analysts and even individuals can easily discover and analyze option trades using volatility surface data anywhere, anytime, on any device. Preconfigured scans include offerings based on published academic papers, working papers and proprietary research. Users can also create customized scans. Powered by HTML5, the interactive charts and chains in OptionApps can be generated with the touch of a finger. OptionApps connects users to one of the most advanced options databases, IDC's Options Volatility Service. The combination makes advanced options analysis easy and convenient.

Contact Information

  • For further information, please contact:

    Interactive Data
    Brian Willinsky
    Tel: +1 781-687-8291
    Email: Email Contact

    OptionApps
    Don Fishback
    Tel: 1 859-224-4424
    Email: Email Contact