OptionMetrics - Ivy DB US

Database Content

Provides historical options data


  • All US exchange-listed and NASDAQ equities and market indices, as well as on all US-listed index and equity options, starting from January 1996.​


  • Option data elements including strike, expiration, call/put, best bid/ask prices, volume, open interest​
  • Interest rate curves, dividend projections, and option implied volatilities and sensitivities calculations​
  • Historical dividends and corporate actions details

How to Access?

FBE & MBS Academic staff and PhD students

  • Register for an individual online WRDS account with your Unimelb email​
  • Access OptionMetrics database through WRDS

FBE Honours and Masters students


Booking required: FBE Research Databases Facility Computer Booking System

  • Access WRDS via a Day Pass in the FBE Research Databases Facility​
  • Location – Upper Ground South Floor, Giblin Eunson Library
How to request a Day Pass?
  1. Login to the General PCs with your Unimelb details
  2. Click on the WRDS shortcut icon

Support Resources

1. Login to WRDS

2. Click on OptionMetrics​

3. Click on:​

  • Manuals & Overviews​
  • Knowledge Base