CHICAGO, Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The CBOE Futures Exchange, LLC (CFE®) today reported October 2013 trading volume for total exchange-wide activity and for futures on the CBOE Volatility Index® (VIX®). Additionally, the exchange said Phase I of the expansion of extended trading hours for VIX futures successfully launched during the month.
October trading volume in VIX futures totaled 4.19 million contracts, a 72 percent increase from October 2012 and a 42 percent increase from the previous month. October was the second most-active month all-time for VIX futures trading, trailing only the 4.21 million total contracts traded in June 2013. Average daily volume in VIX futures during October was 182,257 contracts, a 57 percent increase from October 2012 and a 23 percent increase from September.
CFE Monthly Volume Summary
VIX Index Futures
CFE Total Exchange
October exchange-wide trading volume at CFE totaled 4.21 million contracts, a 72 percent increase from October 2012 and a 41 percent increase from September. Monthly ADV during October was 182,856 contracts, a 57 percent increase from a year ago and a 23 percent increase from September.
VIX Futures Extended Trading Hours
CFE successfully launched Phase I of the expansion of extended trading hours (ETH) for VIX futures on Monday, October 28. Phase I added a 45-minute trading period, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Chicago time, after the current close of trading hours for VIX futures at 3:15 p.m. CT. This 45-minute period was designed to respond to demand from both U.S. and European customers for a post-settlement trading period. For the first four days, volume in that ETH period totaled 3,577 contracts.
Phase II of the expansion of extended trading hours for VIX futures will launch on Monday, November 4, when trading will begin five hours earlier than the current opening time of 7:00 a.m. CT. The new 2:00 a.m. CT opening time will benefit U.S. customers who are seeking longer hours for trading in VIX futures and European-based customers who will now have the opportunity to trade VIX futures during their local trading hours.
For additional information, visit http://cfe.cboe.com/tradecfe/ETH.aspx.
About CBOE Futures Exchange
CBOE Futures Exchange currently offers eight contracts: 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) and CBOE Brazil ETF Volatility Index (VXEWZ) security futures (VXEW).
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