VIX Options and Futures Set New Daily Volume Records

CHICAGO, Aug. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — CBOE Holdings, Inc. (BATS: CBOE | NASDAQ: CBOE) said today that trading volume in options and futures on the CBOE Volatility Index® (VIX®) each reached new all-time highs on Thursday, August 10.   

In VIX options at CBOE, a reported 2,562,477 contracts traded on Thursday, surpassing the previous single-day record of 2,382,752 contracts on February 3, 2014.  Year-to-date through the end of July, average daily volume in VIX options was 687,181 contracts, 11 percent ahead of the same period a year ago.   

In VIX futures at CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE), a reported 939,297 contracts traded on Thursday, surpassing the previous single-day record of 791,788 contracts on October 15, 2014.  Of the 10 busiest trading days of all-time for VIX futures, four have occurred in 2017.  Year-to-date through the end of July, average daily volume in VIX futures was 283,342 contracts, 20 percent ahead of the same period a year ago. 

About CBOE Holdings, Inc.

CBOE Holdings, Inc. (BATS: CBOE | NASDAQ: CBOE), owner of the Chicago Board Options Exchange, the Bats exchanges, CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE) and other subsidiaries, is one of the world’s largest exchange holding companies and a leader in providing global investors cutting-edge trading and investment solutions.

The company offers trading across a diverse range of products in multiple asset classes and geographies, including options, futures, U.S. and European equities, exchange-traded products (ETPs), and multi-asset volatility and global foreign exchange (FX) products. CBOE Holdings’ 14 trading venues include the largest options exchange in the U.S. and the largest stock exchange in Europe, and the company is the second-largest stock exchange operator in the U.S. and a leading market globally for ETP trading.

CBOE Holdings is home to the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX Index), the world’s barometer for equity market volatility; the CBOE Options Institute, the company’s world-renowned education arm; CBOE Livevol, a leading provider of options technology, trading analytics and market data services; CBOE Vest, an asset management company specializing in target- outcome investment strategies; CBOE Risk Management Conferences (RMC), the premier financial industry forums on derivatives and volatility products; ETF.com, a leading provider of ETF news, data and analysis; and Hotspot, a leading platform for global FX trading.

The company is headquartered in Chicago with offices in Kansas City, New York, London, San Francisco, Singapore, Hong Kong and Ecuador. For more information, visit www.cboe.com.

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