Barchart's Cloud Service Delivers On-Demand Equity Options Market Data
CHICAGO, IL – October 23, 2014 – Barchart.com, Inc., a leading provider of market data and information, today announced the availability of US and Canadian equity options price data through Barchart OnDemand. Barchart OnDemand is a cloud-based service developed for accessing and delivering market data and information using web services APIs. Barchart OnDemand is built upon the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud infrastructure and features the ability to easily access an extensive amount of market data and information. With the availability of equity options clients can request current, end-of-day and historical option pricing using a simple Barchart OnDemand API. The getEquityOptions API offers access to price data, as well as greek calculations like delta, gamma, theta and vega, in addition to implied volatility data. US and Canadian equity options pricing comes from leading option exchanges such as Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), International Securities Exchange (ISE), NASDAQ, AMEX, ARCA, BATS and Montreal Exchange.
“The getEquityOptions API makes it easier than ever before to integrate equity options pricing into applications and websites, build option calculators and pricing models, as well as construct trading strategies and algorithms," said Mark Haraburda, Barchart Managing Director.
Barchart OnDemand allows financial, commodity, technology and media companies to easily integrate market data and information into software, mobile apps, websites and middle/back-office systems. Barchart OnDemand offers over 35 web services APIs to access market data and information, including pricing from equity and commodity exchanges around the world, reference and fundamental data from public companies, global news, technical data and weather. The APIs include:
- Price Data: getData, getQuote(s), getQuoteEod, getEquityOptions, getHistory, getFuturesOptions, getSpecialOptions
- Profiles and Financial Data: getProfile, getFinancialHighlights, getFinancialRatios, getIncomeStatements, getBalanceSheets, getCompetitors, getInsiders, getRatings, getIndexMembers
- Splits, Dividends and Earnings: getCorporateActions, getEarningsEstimates
- Leaderboards and Lists: getLeaders, getHighsLows, getSectors
- Charts and Analytics: getChart, getTechnicals, getScreener, getSignal, getMomentum
- Meta Data: getInstrumentDefinition, getFuturesSpecifications, getFuturesExpirations, getFuturesOptionsExpiration
- Other: getWeather, getUSDAGrainPrices
Barchart OnDemand APIs support both GET and POST requests, as well as SOAP, and data can be delivered in multiple formats like XML, JSON and CSV. And, as a web services solution, Barchart OnDemand is compatible with any operating system, such as Windows, Linux, iOS or Android, and any programming language, such as Java, PHP, or ASP.NET.
Barchart OnDemand provides cloud-based market data solutions to financial services, trading and investment firms; software and mobile app developers; digital media; commodity producers and processors; and, corporate investor relations and treasury departments. Barchart OnDemand can be used to supply financial data to front, middle and back-office software applications used for market analysis, trading, and accounting, as well as for integrating financial content into websites and mobile apps. Other applications include powering portfolio management tools, risk management systems and charting applications.
For more information, visit www.barchart.com/ondemand.
With a heritage dating back to 1934, Barchart.com, Inc. has substantial experience in meeting the information needs of the financial, media, agriculture and energy industries. As a full-service provider of equity, index, mutual fund, futures and foreign exchange market data, Barchart provides a wide range of market data products and solutions for customers ranging from institutional to retail. As an established leader in an industry that demands accuracy and innovation, Barchart’s goal is to form partnerships that deliver comprehensive solutions for success. For more information, please visit www.barchartinc.com.
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