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»Forums Index »Archive (2017 and earlier) »Data and Content Support »Historic pricing for expired Option symbols
Author Topic: Historic pricing for expired Option symbols (4 messages, Page 1 of 1)

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Posted: Jul 22, 2015 01:33 PM          Msg. 1 of 4
Is it possible to get historic option data ( minute level ) of expired contracts ?

eg: Iam able to get options as old as a week or so (GOOG1517G570)

Am wondering if I can pull out expired option symbols as old as 2010 or 2011 ( as long as the symbols that I generate are valid and right with the right strike price ).

P.S : Iam using R and package iqfeed to get the data.
Using the function iqQuote ( to check if the symbol is valid ) and if it is then I use HIT to retrieve the symbol daily quotes .

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Posted: Jul 22, 2015 03:24 PM          Msg. 2 of 4
Your logic is correct. We do retain the minute and daily data (the tick would end after 180 days)

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Posted: Jul 22, 2015 04:14 PM          Msg. 3 of 4
we can pull up minute/daily equity options as far back as January 23, 2010. You would just need to know the symbol.

Mark Eash, Trading Markets Customer Service DTN
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Posted: Jul 23, 2015 12:34 PM          Msg. 4 of 4
Cool. Thanks for the info. Thats good to know . Now that makes me wonder if Iam doing something wrong with creating the symbols. Let me elaborate .

Am using R
quote<-iqQuote("GOOG1517G580", type="P", limit=10)
#This works ! ( and returns valid data )

CSCO1220V19 - Does not work !
AMZN1017D110 - Does not work !

(Those symbols are from the site for the rules for deciphering symbologies )§ion=guide&web=iqfeed&guide=options&web=IQFeed&type=stock

Please let me know if Iam doing something wrong.
Other sample symbologies that Iam trying to create to test but not working ..
Edited by tturk on Jul 23, 2015 at 09:14 PM


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