Who We Are
The #1 platform for options data, backtesting, trading, and more.
We believe that alpha (an investment strategy's ability to beat the market) is a consequence of quality data.
That's why we've built an entire ecosystem around thousands of our proprietary indicators and historical quotes.
Our products have helped firms, advisors, and retail traders take advantage of our quality data and develop more informed options trading strategies.
And it's why we're committed to building the best platform in the industry.
Learn how we've grown since our inception in 2001, and read about our vision for the future.
Matt Amberson starts as a CBOE market maker and hires statistically minded individuals for market making and options research. Techniques to calculate superior volatility calculations and forecasts are developed.
Option Research & Technology Services (ORATS) is formed to offer options products using procedures developed for a successful market making operation. The Smoothed Market Values (SMV) system is designed to produce the best greeks, implied volatilities and theoretical values in the industry.
Core data based on summarizations from the SMV system including implied earnings and dividends is offered as a product.
Data APIs are offered to access information. Backtesting options strategies for clients are introduced.
Wheel – our online platform for backtesting, scanning, and more – is released to the public.
SMV summarizations added including forward volatilities, skew granularities, and component calculations.
Optimization services are offered to clients as a way to quickly test thousands of parameters and indicators to find the best-performing investment strategies.
Launched support for paper trading on Wheel so you can test strategies without risking real capital. Also launch Wheel welcome page with featured backtests using optimized parameters.
Launched redesigned ORATS website with all new product pages, pricing information, and explanatory videos.
Launching autotrading tool on Wheel, making it easy to trade multiple strategies without manually entering orders. Also redesign scanner and implement data widgets for easier trade finding.
Launching live trading support on Wheel so you can seamlessly transition from testing to real-time implementation across many popular brokers.
We have a lot planned. Contact us
with any ideas or suggestions on what you would like to see!