Who We Are
The leading 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.
The first version of Wheel – our online platform for backtesting – 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.
The ORATS dashboard is launched, adding stock scanning, trade building, earnings analysis, and more to our suite of web tools.
We're working with your favorite brokers to help integrate trading into the dashboard. Develop, scan, and trade your favorite strategies all in one platform.
We're preparing to launch all-new ORATS video content that covers optimized backtests, stock scans, earnings analysis, and more.
You asked for it! We're re-building our flagship backtesting engine from the ground up to handle 1-minute intraday option data in addition to end-of-day data.