Nearly 2.3 Million Contracts Change Hands on Thursday, June 20
CHICAGO, IL - June 21, 2013 - The Chicago Board Options Exchange® (CBOE®) today reported that trading volume in S&P 500® Index options (SPXSM) contracts on Thursday, June 20 established a new daily record of 2,282,029 contracts traded.
Thursday's SPX record surpassed the previous daily volume record of 2,187,004 contracts set on May 20, 2010.
SPX was the most actively traded options contract at CBOE in 2012, with nearly 175 million contracts traded - an average daily volume of just less than 700,000 contracts.
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 offers equity, index and ETP 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 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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