2013 Trading Volume Reaches New All-Time High At CBOE Futures Exchange

    2013 Trading Volume Reaches New All-Time High At CBOE Futures Exchange

- Fourth Consecutive Record Year

- Over 40 Million Contracts Traded

- Several Milestones Achieved During 2013

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, Jan. 2, 2014

CHICAGO, Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --The CBOE Futures Exchange, LLC (CFE^®)
today reported that annual trading for total exchange-wide activity and for
futures on the CBOE Volatility Index^® (VIX^® Index) reached new all-time
highs in 2013, with several other trading records set during the year. 

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2013 Volume
For a fourth consecutive year, exchange-wide trading volume at CFE set a new
annual record. The 40.2 million contracts traded in 2013 was an increase of
68 percent from the 23.9 million contracts traded in 2012. Average daily
volume (ADV) at CFE also reached a new high for a fourth straight year in
2013. The 159,498 contracts per day was 67 percent above the ADV of 95,569
contracts in 2012.

Trading volume in VIX futures totaled 39.9 million contracts for the year, a
fourth straight annual volume record, and surpassing the 23.8 million
contracts traded in 2012 by 68 percent. Average daily volume in VIX futures
was 158,508 contracts, also a fourth consecutive annual record, and up 67
percent from 2012.

CFE Monthly Volume Summary                           Year-To-Date
             Dec       Dec             Nov       %   Dec        Dec        %
                                 % Chg           Chg                       Chg
             2013      2012            2013         2013       2012
Trading Days 21        20              20            252        250
VIX Index Futures
 Total   3,195,262 2,435,618 31%   2,522,828 27% 39,944,022 23,785,831 68%
 ADV     152,155   121,781   25%   126,141   21% 158,508    95,143     67%
CFE Total Exchange
 Total   3,201,242 2,446,471 31%   2,561,432 25% 40,193,447 23,892,203 68%
 ADV     152,440   122,324   25%   128,072   19% 159,498    95,569     67%

December Trading
December exchange-wide trading volume at CFE totaled 3.2 million contracts, an
increase of 31 percent over December 2012 and an increase of 25 percent over
November. Monthly ADV during December was 152,440 contracts, an increase of
25 percent from a year ago and an increase of 19 percent from the previous
month.

2013 Volume Records and Exchange Highlights

Exchange-Wide Volume Records
Monthly Volume            4,220,447 contracts        June 2013
Monthly ADV               211,022 contracts          June 2013
Single-Day Volume         452,139 contracts          April 15, 2013
Quarterly Volume          11,510,990 contracts       Second Quarter, 2013
VIX Futures Volume Records
Monthly Volume            4,213,488 contracts        June 2013
Monthly ADV               210,674 contracts          June 2013
Single-Day Volume         449,955 contracts          April 15, 2013
Quarterly Volume          11,482,647 contracts       Second Quarter, 2013
Exchange Highlights
• The top ten highest volume trading months in CFE history all occurred
during 2013.
• Total exchange-wide open interest surpassed the 500,000 contract mark
for the first time ever on January 16, 2013.
•  Total exchange-wide monthly volume surpassed four million contracts
traded for the first time in April.
•  On June 24, the pricing method for CFE's S&P 500 Variance futures
contract was revised to more closely align with OTC variance swaps.
•  On August 2, 2013 year-to-date volume in VIX futures surpassed the
total volume for all of 2012.
• CFE introduced extended trading hours for VIX futures on October 28
(45-minute afternoon session) and November 4 (5-hour early morning session).
• CFE launched trading of futures on the CBOE Russell 2000 Volatility
Index beginning November 18.

About CBOE Futures Exchange
CBOE Futures Exchange currently offers nine contracts: CBOE Volatility Index
(VIX Index) futures (VX), Mini-VIX futures (VM), S&P 500 Variance futures
(VA), CBOE NASDAQ-100 Volatility Index (VXN) futures (VN), CBOE Russell 2000
Volatility Index (RVX) futures (VU), 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) and CBOE Brazil ETF Volatility Index (VXEWZ) security futures
(VXEW). 

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/. 

CBOE-EF

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VIX^® are registered trademarks, and CBOE Futures Exchange^SM, CBOE Nasdaq-100
Volatility Index^SM, VXN^SM, VN^SM, CBOE Brazil ETF Volatility Index^SM,
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SOURCE CBOE Futures Exchange, LLC

Website: http://cfe.cboe.com
Contact: Media Contacts: Gail Osten, (312) 786-7123, osten@cboe.com; or Gary
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