(The following is a reformatted version of a press release
issued by the CBOE Holdings, Inc., and received via electronic
mail. The release was confirmed by the sender.)
For Immediate Release
CBOE’s VIX OPTIONS ESTABLISH
NEW SINGLE-DAY VOLUME RECORD
- VIX Options Volume Totals Nearly 1.4 Million Contracts
- Second-Best Day Ever for CFE VIX Futures
CHICAGO, IL - February 26, 2013 - Chicago Board Options
Exchange® (CBOE®) today reported that options on the CBOE
Volatility Index® (VIX® index) established an all-time, single-day volume record, totaling an estimated 1,388,937 contracts.
Today’s VIX options volume beat the previous record of 1,219,226
contracts traded on September 11, 2012.
CBOE Futures Exchange’s (CFE®) VIX futures notched their second-best day ever as 299,566 contracts changed hands today on the
heels of a new volume high of 302,278 contracts traded
In February, CBOE and CFE reported that in January, VIX options
and futures both established record-breaking monthly trading
• VIX options recorded their best month ever with an average
daily volume (ADV) of 680,822 contracts, exceeding the previous
record ADV of 582,022 contracts in August 2011. Total volume
for the month was 14.3 million contracts, also a new record.
• VIX futures recorded their best month ever as daily volume
averaged 137,988 contracts, beating the previous record ADV of
130,202 contracts in November 2012. Total volume for the month
was a record 2.9 million contracts.
About CBOE Holdings
CBOE Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) is the holding company for
Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), CBOE Futures Exchange
(CFE) and other subsidiaries. CBOE, the largest U.S. options
exchange and creator of listed options, continues to set the bar
for options and volatility trading through product innovation,
trading technology and investor education. CBOE Holdings offers
equity, index and ETF options, including proprietary products,
such as S&P 500 options (SPX), the most active U.S. index
option, and options and futures on the CBOE Volatility Index
(the VIX Index). Other products engineered by CBOE include
equity options, security index options, LEAPS options, FLEX
options, and benchmark products such as the CBOE S&P 500
BuyWrite Index (BXM). CBOE Holdings is home to the world-renowned Options Institute and www.cboe.com, the go-to place for
options and volatility trading resources. CBOE is regulated by
the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), with all trades
cleared by the OCC.
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