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OptionMetrics Announces Updates to U.S. Options Database to Address Evolving Markets & Increased Need for Accuracy

January 7, 2020 GMT

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 7, 2020--

OptionMetrics, an options database and analytics provider for international institutional investors and academic researchers, has made significant updates to its IvyDB US options database, offering even greater accuracy across a broader range of data points.

The industry standard for comprehensive historical option pricing, IvyDB US provides clean and reliable historical data on over 10,000 underlying stocks and indices for every day since January 1996. It enables quants, hedge fund managers, and others to back-test trading strategies, evaluate risk models, and perform sophisticated research on derivatives trading.

New updates in IvyDB US 4.0 include:

Since its launch in 2002, the IvyDB US database has become the industry’s gold standard for historical option prices and implied volatility data. With accurate end-of-day prices for options, along with their correctly calculated implied volatilities and greeks, IvyDB is used by over 300 institutions worldwide.

“The introduction of weekly options has created investor demand for a short-term surface,” says OptionMetrics CEO David Hait, Ph.D. “At OptionMetrics, we are continually looking for ways to improve our technology and products and take into account client feedback. These updates to IvyDB US enable us to deliver the most comprehensive and accurate data set, while providing the shorter-term options activity our clients have been looking for.”

For more information, a demo, or a trial of the updated IvyDB US, please contact salesteam@optionmetrics.com.

About OptionMetrics:

OptionMetrics, with 20 years providing high-quality options databases and analytics, currently distributes its IvyDB historical options databases for U.S., Europe, Asia, Canada, and global indices to corporate and institutional subscribers, as well as top business schools worldwide. It has covered every U.S. strike and expiration option on over 10,000 underlying stocks and indices since 1996. Leading portfolio managers, equity options traders, and quantitative researchers rely on OptionMetrics for extensive, high-quality data to construct and test options investment strategies, perform empirical research, and accurately assess risk. www.optionmetrics.com, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook.

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