(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.)
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
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
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/.
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