IMPORTANT NOTE: The Options Scalper is not accumulating new data at this time. We will be back in action soon. Stay tuned for when we are fully back in action! For more details, read the About Us page.

The Intraday Options Scalper allows you to track the intraday motion of the front-week option chain for several popular stocks, going back to March 2011, and utilize hands-on analysis tools to chart and visualize the data to help you maximize your understanding (and hopefully, profit) from these magical instruments!

The Intraday Options Scalper stores historical options data, including the Price, Volume, Open Interest, and Best Bid and Offer of the front-week options contracts for several popular stocks, and stores this information to help you analyze day trades on historical data. Along with the intraday options graphs, we also provide visualization tools allowing you to see how the price of any option spread, including butterfly spreads, iron condor spreads, vertical spreads, and so forth, changes throughout each day of the week. Also, options in the monthly series are tracked starting on the week in which they become the front-month contract (i.e. if Friday is July 1, then the options expiring on July 15 are recorded starting on June 27).

Testing backtrades is a popular way to validate your strategies, and the dearth of intraday options data has been frustrating to those of us who, say, want to know more about trading butterflies on the Friday of expiration week on the same day that the stock reported earnings. This site has been helped to fulfill the need of an eager developer to do intraday backtrade testing, and we hope you find it useful too!

Questions? Comments? Problems? Something's broken? Want a feature? Please email and tell me!

Browser support

Graphs at are produced using HTML5 features. Supported browsers are:

The HTML5 canvas tag is part of the HTML5 specification, and all of the above browsers have some sort of support for it.

Canvas & Microsoft Internet Explorer (MSIE)

Microsoft Internet Explorer versions 6, 7, and 8 do not natively support the HTML5 <canvas> tag. To support these MSIE versions, you will need to use the Google Chrome Frame. Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 has full support for <canvas>.


Quotes presented on this site are delayed. Delay times are 15 mins for NASDAQ, NYSE and Amex, and may be different for other exchanges. Quotes are updated every 15 minutes, thus some quotes presented could be 30 minutes old or more. Quotes are not refreshed automatically on client Web browsers. Quotes are assumed, but not guaranteed, to be derived from the National Best Bid & Offer (NBBO) available at the time of the most recent site update. All information is provided "as is" for informational and research purposes only, and is not intended to be used for trading purposes or advice. Such recommended use of provided quotes includes studying how the value of particular spreads evolves over the course of a week, and comparing that to other weeks; or studying the decay of options premiums relative to the movement of the underlying.

Many elements of this site are still Under Construction, and are incomplete. Neither this site (, its owners, nor any of the data providers shall be liable for any informational errors, incompleteness, or delays, or for any actions taken in reliance on information contained herein.


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