How to Download Options Prices in Excel
We have earlier discussed about downloading stock quotes in excel. You can do this in many ways such as from yahoo finance, or using the MarketXLS add-in that helps you seamlessly integrate live stock quotes in your excel workbook.
In this post, I’ll describe how the MarketXLS Stock Quotes in Excel add-in can also be used for downloading options related information in excel.
You can use MarketXLS to stream real time or delayed live Pricing (Last, Bid, Ask and so on) for getting Stock Option Pricing in Excel. You will need any version of plan of MarketXLS along with a data subscription for Options Pricing.
The functions implemented work as normal excel functions and the software has built in intelligence to recognize special information. For example, you can use the following function to get all option chains of a stock symbol.
=QM_List("getOptionChain","Symbol","MSFT") or =qm_getOptionChain("MSFT")
Similarly there are functions to get almost any kind of information about options.
With this kind of live information in hand, you can easily build complex pricing models in excel and keep them always updated without having to worry about downloading the quotes from the web. For example, you could build an options pricing model and compare it with the live quotes to make your trading decisions.
The excel add-in has over 84 functions and gets data for stocks, options as well as mutual funds and can greatly expand your ability to analyze investments with unlimited stocks, options and mutual funds.
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