I'm pleased to announce the release of the max pain history page. I received a number of requests for this data.
The page displays the max pain cash value figures and the closing stock price for the various option expiration dates in a specified month. For example, if you choose AAPL stock and the 12/7/2012 weekly option expiration, you will get the graph and data for all the AAPL weekly options in December.
|Ticker||Maturity||Max Pain||Stock Price||Date|
|AAPL||Fri 12/07/2012||560.0000||533.2500||Fri 12/07/2012|
|AAPL||Fri 12/14/2012||540.0000||509.7900||Fri 12/14/2012|
|AAPL||Sat 12/22/2012||550.0000||519.3300||Fri 12/21/2012|
|AAPL||Fri 12/28/2012||520.0000||509.5900||Fri 12/28/2012|
For some reason, the monthly option expiration date is reported as a Saturday. Weekly option expirations are reported as a Friday. This is true of the Yahoo Finance data and the data from Stricknet.
If the stock you selected doesn't have weekly options, only the monthly option expiration is returned. For example, ticker MRK (Merck) doesn't offer weekly options. If you display MRK and 12/7/2012, you will only get the monthly option expiration on 12/22/12