Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Free Intrade Historical Market Data - Beta Testers Required/

Happy New Year to All.

We intend to soon offer on a trial basis certain historical market data free of charge as part of an initiative to improve the accessibility, transparency, and validation of prediction markets.

We hope in the near future that by making certain historical market data freely available (and foregoing a revenue stream) we will encourage further academic and business study and support of the prediction market phenomenon.

We will present data by category, event, market group, and individual market. No personal data will be made available. The initial reports that we will provide are closing prices and time and sales of each trade on a market. The data sets will be in a CSV format and will be refreshed daily.

We are looking for a limited number of people to Beta test our application and market data sets. Please contact us on data@intrade.com if you are interested in being a tester and getting access (T&C's will apply) to historical market data.



5 comments:

Intrade said...

Jonathan Mellon said :

    I emailed intrade a few weks ago hoping to hear about access to intrade historical data for an academic project. However, I have yet to hear a reply.

Intrade said...

John Delaney said :

    Please re-email me Jonathan

Ian said...

I sent an email Feb 17 to ask about using Intrade data for an economics master's dissertation and haven't yet heard back. Let me know if I should resend.

John Delaney, CEO, Intrade said...

Ian please email me directly to john.delaney@intrade.com

Aseem said...

Hi John,
Though the Historical Market Data section mentions the data is being made freely available, the links do not seem to lead to any data. Has this been made unavailable?
I would appreciate access to it, as part of ongoing research in prediction markets.
Thanks
Aseem