IVolatility Data Options API

IVolatility Maintains the World's Largest Continuous Equity and Futures Derivatives Database

Our team's data processing model uses over 600 filters to deliver the cleanest, most accurate data available for global markets. With IVolatility's extensive global coverage, you can analyze, measure, and code with the confidence that all data is cleansed by a team of dedicated data analysts, creating predictable, consistent, and accurate results.

And now, IVolatility's market leading data sets are just a simple API call away...

Harness the ease and efficiency of API to power your:

  1. Machine Learning and Algo Trading
  2. Back Testing
  3. Historical Data Pulls
  4. Portfolio Management
  5. Valuation Strategies
  6. Asset Management
  7. Risk Assessment
  8. Structured product and ETF development

The IVolatility Data Options API offers two distinct packages tailored for Commercial and Individual use. Backtest API Pro is designed for professional investors and commercial use. This option grants access to any segment of IVolatility data and offers personalized solutions. For retail investors, we provide the following tariff plans: Backtest API Essential, Backtest API Plus, Futures Backtest API, and Options Real-Time API. Some key differences include:

Backtest API Pro:

  • Professional use
  • Access to all Options and Futures Data
  • Personalized solutions

Backtest API Essential:

  • Individual use
  • Access to Stock & Option Prices, Options Backtesting
  • End of day Equity & Equity Options Data

Backtest API Plus:

  • Individual use
  • Backtest API Essential Access + Greeks, Surfaces, Indices
  • End of day Equity & Equity Options Data + 1 Minute Snapshot for Options

Futures Backtest API:

  • Individual use
  • Access to Futures & Futures Options Prices, Option Backtesting
  • End of day Data

Options Real-Time API:

  • Individual use
  • Access Real-time Option Prices + Greeks, Indices
  • Additional End of day Data Equity Data
Sample Use Case: Backtesting

Goal: Get valuable insights into strategy performance.
Step 1
Choose moneyness or delta and input it with days-to-expiration into your endpoint. This will find and return the two nearest options by ID.
Step 2
Input those option IDs into another endpoint to retrieve historical data.
Step 3
Send historical data directly to your data storage or save as a CSV.
Step 4
Run your strategy to simulate returns in a similar historical environment!
Equity Options
Calling all futures options traders! IVolatility now presents an exclusive offering - the Futures Backtest API package.
This exciting new package mirrors the API endpoints that have made us a go-to for Equity Options, but it's been tailored specifically for Future Options. With this, you gain swift and seamless access to Futures and Future Options data, encompassing Greeks, Prices, Volatility, and the power of Backtesting, all at your fingertips.
Future Options
Unlock the Power of Real-Time with Our Cutting-Edge Options API!
The Real-Time Options API is perfect for option traders and options trading websites.

What's included:

  • Symbol
  • Expiration Date
  • Strike
  • Type: Put or Call
  • Exercise Style
  • Open Interest
  • Bid
  • Ask
  • Last Price
  • Timestamp
  • Volume
  • Implied Volatility
  • Greeks
Real-Time Options API
API Pricing
Monthly Yearly
Backtest API PRO
Backtest API Plus
Backtest API Essential
Futures Backtest API
Options Real-Time API
For professional use

Backtest API PRO

Flexible approach for institutional investors. For professional use only. Please request a quote to enable us to create a personalized solution designed to meet your unique requirements and budget.
Request Data
For individual use

Backtest API Plus

Perfect for Backtesting! End of day data for Stocks & Equity Options, plus 1 Minute Snapshot for Options. Greeks, Volatility Surfaces, and IVolatility Indices & Reference Data included.
$149/mo
Free 7-Day Trial
For individual use

Backtest API Essential

End-of-day data for Stocks, Equity Options, and Reference Data
$69/mo
Free 7-Day Trial
For individual use

Futures Backtest API

End-of-day data for Futures and Future Options
$199/mo
Free 7-Day Trial
For individual use

Options Real-Time API

Real-time data for Equity Options, end-of-day data for Stocks and Reference data
$149/mo
Free 7-Day Trial

Stocks

Prices Open, High, Low, Close (OHLC), Volumes, Open Interest
Prices Open, High, Low, Close (OHLC), Volumes, Open Interest
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Historical Volatility
Historical Volatility
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Futures

Prices Open, High, Low, Close (OHLC), Volumes, Open Interest
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Historical Volatility
Historical Volatility
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Options

Underlying Data
Underlying Data
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Best Bid & Ask (NBBO), Volumes, Open Interest
Best Bid & Ask (NBBO), Volumes, Open Interest
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Implied Volatilities (IV) and Greeks
Implied Volatilities (IV) and Greeks
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Options Backtesting
Options Backtesting
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Volatility Surfaces (IVS)
Volatility Surfaces (IVS)
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IVolatility Indices (IVX)
IVolatility Indices (IVX)
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Reference Data

Interest Rates
Interest Rates
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Yields
Yields
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Option Contracts
Option Contracts
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Features

User-friendly Postman Web Interface
User-friendly Postman Web Interface
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Python & Excel Supported
Python & Excel Supported
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History
History
20+ years history
20+ years history
10 years history
20 years history
20 years history

The Only API for Serious Traders and Engineers

Our History: Over 20 years of equity derivatives and futures derivatives data
Best Bid & Ask (NBBO), Volumes, Open Interest, Implied Volatilities and Greeks
End of day data: 1, 5, 15, 30, 60 minutes snapshots
Award-winning analytical data and best-in-class data cleansing
100% Global Market Coverage including US, Asia and Europe
Python Implementation, Access with Excel
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IVolatility Data Cloud API Use Cases

Backtesting
  • Secure key data points to battle test strategies
  • Measure potential profit and loss
For Risk Systems
  • Calculate VaR, beta, and other risk metrics
  • Automatically limit potential exposure
  • Report portfolio exposure
For Market Research Websites
  • Power charts and other visualizations
  • Provide readers with historical comparisons and historical pricing
  • Build attractive market analysis tools to draw and drive traffic
For Trading Applications
  • Enhance portfolio management with granular volatility and Greek metrics
  • Train, test, and validate Machine Learning algorithms
  • Simulate future events using past inputs
  • Normalize volatility models
  • Create automated signals
Python Implementation
You can find similar code examples for
and others in our API documentation to Get Started.
See Documentation
API Postman User Interface
We are excited to introduce you to our Postman Endpoints Library. It will save your time as all methods are ready to use. Postman user interface service offers an intuitive interface that enables you to effortlessly download volatility data in a convenient .csv (comma-separated value) / JSON formats. This file can be easily imported into applications like Excel and other desktop software.
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Python SDK - IVolatility Data based on subscription technology
The Python SDK is a software library developed for retrieving data from IVolatility's primary data feed server. The data feed server combines the capabilities of API endpoints as well as professional-grade performance in speed and throughput. The main advantage of the data feed server is the subscription mechanism. By subscribing to a feed, price updates come through the pipeline automatically and immediately once the market price changes, without the need to make extra calls to the server.
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Please Note: Our standard tiers are for "non-professional users"
For professional use, please contact sales@ivolatility.com to discuss a professional license arrangement. In broad terms, professional usage relates to commerce or general business activity where market data is used in trading or adding other value on or behalf of businesses or entities. On the other hand, private usage refers to market data for personal use only.
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