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. (Logo:http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121022/MM97794LOGO-d) 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/. 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2013 Trading Volume Reaches New All-Time High At CBOE Futures Exchange
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