CBOE: VIX FUTURES SET 1-DAY VOLUME RECORD EST. 302,278 CONTRACTS
(The following is a reformatted version of a press release issued by CBOE Holdings, Inc., and received via electronic mail. The release was confirmed by the sender.)
News Release For Immediate Release
VIX FUTURES SET NEW SINGLE-DAY VOLUME RECORD TODAY: 302,278 CONTRACTS
CHICAGO, IL - February 25, 2013 - The CBOE Futures Exchange, LLC (CFE®) announced today that CBOE Volatility Index® (VIX® index) futures set an all-time single-day volume record of 302,278 contracts (estimated).
Today’s daily record eclipsed the previous VIX futures single-day record of 221,323 contracts traded on January 2, 2013.
Earlier this month, CFE reported that VIX futures average daily volume (ADV) in January 2013 was 137,988 contracts, a record for any month in CFE’s history. January’s ADV rose 241 percent and 13 percent, respectively, from an ADV of 40,439 futures contracts in January 2012 and an ADV of 121,782 contracts in December 2012.
About CBOE Futures Exchange:
CFE currently offers trading in the CBOE Volatility Index (The VIX Index) futures (VX), Mini-VIX futures (VM), S&P 500 Variance futures (VA), CBOE NASDAQ-100 Volatility Index (VXN) futures (VN), CBOE Gold ETF Volatility Index (GVZ) security futures (GV), CBOE Crude Oil ETF Volatility Index (OVX) security futures (OV), CBOE Emerging Markets ETF Volatility Index (VXEEM) security futures (VXEM), CBOE Brazil ETF Volatility Index (VXEWZ) security futures (VXEW) and Radar Logic 25-Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) RPX Composite Index futures (RPXCP).
CFE, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CBOE Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE), offers an all-electronic, open-access market model, with traders providing liquidity and making markets. CFE is regulated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and all trades are cleared by the OCC.
More information on CFE and its products, including contract specifications, can be found at: http://cfe.cboe.com/.