CBOE Holdings May Volume is Highest for 2013

June 3, 2013

CBOE Holdings

CHICAGO, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CBOE Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) reported today that May trading volume for options contracts on Chicago Board Options Exchange® (CBOE®) and C2 Options Exchange (C2SM) and futures contracts on CBOE Futures Exchange, LLC (CFE®) totaled 107.14 million contracts, the highest monthly volume to date in 2013. Average daily volume (ADV) in May was 4.87 million contracts, up four percent from 4.67 million contracts in April 2013 and down four percent from 5.06 million contracts in May 2012. 

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CBOE Holdings Consolidated Trading Volume

Year-To-Date

(trades in thousands)

May-13

May-12

% Chg

Apr-13

% Chg

May-13

May-12

% Chg

Trading Days

22

22


22


104

104


Total Contracts

(options & futures)

107,136.5

111,217.6

-4%

102,701.1

4%

471,809.6

506,441.5

-7%

Total Options Contracts

(CBOE & C2)

103,915.6

109,195.3

-5%

98,631.5

5%

455,274.8

498,603.2

-9%

Total Futures Contracts

(CFE)

3,220.9

2,022.3

59%

4,069.6

-21%

16,534.8

7,838.3

111%










Total ADV

(options & futures)

4,869.8

5,055.3

-4%

4,668.3

4%

4,536.6

4,869.7

-7%

Total Options ADV

(CBOE & C2)

4,723.4

4,963.4

-5%

4,483.3

5%

4,377.6

4,794.3

-9%

Total Futures ADV

(CFE)

146.4

91.9

59%

185.0

-21%

159.0

75.4

111%

CBOE Trading Volume and Market Share

CBOE Trading Volume:

  • CBOE ADV was 4.33 million contracts, up six percent from April 2013 ADV of 4.08 million contracts and down nine percent from May 2012 ADV of 4.74 million contracts.
  • CBOE index options ADV was 1.54 million contracts, up eight percent and 15 percent from April 2013 and May 2012, respectively. 
  • CBOE exchange traded product (ETP) options ADV was 1.21 million contracts, up one percent from April 2013 and down 16 percent from May 2012.
  • CBOE equity options ADV was 1.58 million contracts, up nine percent from April 2013 and down 19 percent from May 2012.
  • The five most actively traded index and ETP options at CBOE in May were S&P 500® Index (SPXSM) options, Standard & Poor's Depositary Receipt (SPY) options, CBOE Volatility Index® (VIX® Index) options, iShares Trust - Russell 2000 Index Fund (IWM) options and iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN (VXX) options.

CBOE Trading Volume Current Month

Year-To-Date

(trades in thousands)

May-13

May-12

% Chg

Apr-13

% Chg

May-13

May-12

% Chg

Trading Days

22

22


22


104

104


Total Exchange

95,248.2

104,274.4

-9%

89,844.1

6%

421,788.1

475,696.7

-11%

Total Exchange ADV

4,329.5

4,739.7

-9%

4,083.8

6%

4,055.7

4,574.0

-11%

Equity Options

34,764.2

43,054.9

-19%

31,982.9

9%

158,112.3

223,310.6

-29%

Equity Options ADV

1,580.2

1,957.0

-19%

1,453.8

9%

1,520.3

2,147.2

-29%

Index Options

33,844.2

29,534.5

15%

31,476.7

8%

155,230.8

124,684.1

24%

Index Options ADV

1,538.4

1,342.5

15%

1,430.8

8%

1,492.6

1,198.9

24%

ETP Options

26,639.8

31,685.0

-16%

26,384.6

1%

108,445.0

127,702.0

-15%

ETP Options ADV

1,210.9

1,440.2

-16%

1,199.3

1%

1,042.7

1,227.9

-15%

Expanded full-year and May 2013 volume information for CBOE index and ETP options is available at: www.cboe.com/data/monthlyvolume.aspx.

CBOE Market Share:

CBOE market share of total U.S. options industry volume was 24.7 percent in May 2013, up 0.5 of a percentage point from April 2013 and down 2.9 percentage points from May 2012. If the volume from dividend trades was excluded from industry data for May, the Exchange's total market share would be 25.4 percent. Exclusion of dividend trades from total industry volume data presents a more relevant measure of the relative trends in the options business.

CBOE Market Share Current Month

Year-To-Date


May-13

May-12

% Pt. Chg

Apr-13

% Pt. Chg

May-13

May-12

% Pt. Chg

Total Exchange

24.7%

27.6%

-2.9%

24.2%

0.5%

24.1%

27.1%

-3.0%

Total Exchange

(excl. dividend trades)

25.4%

28.5%

-3.1%

24.5%

0.9%

24.7%

28.4%

-3.7%

Equity Options

16.5%

21.3%

-4.8%

16.5%

--

16.2%

21.8%

-5.6%

Equity Options

(excl. dividend trades)

17.5%

23.5%

-6.0%

16.8%

0.7%

16.8%

24.1%

-7.3%

Index Options

97.2%

94.2%

3.0%

94.3%

2.9%

95.3%

94.4%

0.9%

Index Options

(excl. dividend trades)

97.4%

93.9%

3.5%

94.4%

3.0%

95.4%

94.3%

1.1%

ETP Options

18.9%

22.0%

-3.1%

18.4%

0.5%

17.7%

21.2%

-3.5%

ETP Options

(excl. dividend trades)

18.9%

22.0%

-3.1%

18.4%

0.5%

17.8%

21.5%

-3.7%

C2 Trading Volume and Market Share

C2 Trading Volume:

C2 recorded its second-best monthly volume and ADV in May, just less than the records established in April 2013. May volume totaled 8.67 million contracts (ADV -- 394,000 contracts), up 76 percent from May 2012 and down one percent from April 2013. Year to date through May, C2 volume was up 46 percent from the same period a year ago.

ADV in C2's ETP options in May rose 152 percent from May 2012. Year to date through May, ETP options ADV nearly doubled from the same period a year ago.

C2 Trading Volume Current Month

Year-To-Date

(trades in thousands)

May-13

May-12

% Chg

Apr-13

% Chg

May-13

May-12

% Chg

Trading Days

22

22


22


104

104


Total Exchange

8,667.4

4,920.8

76%

8,787.4

-1%

33,486.8

22,906.4

46%

Total Exchange ADV

394.0

223.7

76%

399.4

-1%

322.0

220.3

46%

Equity Options

1,279.6

1,827.0

-30%

1,232.0

4%

7,431.5

9,245.7

-20%

Equity Options ADV

58.2

83.0

-30%

56.0

4%

71.5

88.9

-20%

ETP Options

7,387.8

2,931.5

152%

7,555.3

-2%

25,919.0

13,010.1

99%

ETP Options ADV

335.8

133.2

152%

343.4

-2%

249.2

125.1

99%

C2 Market Share:

C2 market share of total industry volume in May 2013 was 2.2 percent, down 0.2 of a percentage point from April 2013 — when C2 recorded its highest monthly market share ever — and up 0.9 of a percentage point from May 2012. ETP option market share in May was 5.3 percent, even with April 2013 and up 3.3 percentage points from May 2012.

C2  Market Share Current Month

Year-To-Date


May-13

May-12

% Pt. Chg

Apr-13

% Pt. Chg

May-13

May-12

% Pt.  Chg

Total Exchange

2.2%

1.3%

0.9%

2.4%

-0.2%

1.9%

1.3%

0.6%

Total Exchange

(excl. dividend trades)

2.3%

0.9%

1.4%

2.4%

-0.1%

2.0%

1.4%

0.6%

Equity Options

0.6%

0.9%

-0.3%

0.6%

--

0.8%

0.9%

-0.1%

Equity Options

(excl. dividend trades)

0.6%

0.9%

-0.3%

0.6%

--

0.8%

1.0%

-0.2%

ETP Options

5.3%

2.0%

3.3%

5.3%

--

4.2%

2.2%

2.2%

ETP Options

(excl. dividend trades)

5.2%

2.0%

3.2%

5.3%

-0.1%

4.3%

2.2%

2.1%

CBOE Futures Exchange Trading Volume

  • In May 2013, 3.21 million VIX futures changed hands at CFE, a 61-percent increase over May 2012. May volume dropped 21 percent from the all-time-high of 4.06 million contracts traded in April 2013. 
  • Monthly average daily volume in VIX futures during May was 146,018 contracts.  May ADV gained 61 percent versus 90,908 contracts per day a year ago and declined 21 percent from the record ADV of 184,398 contracts in the previous month.   
  • May was the third most active trading month all-time for VIX futures, trailing only April and March 2013.  May also was the fourth consecutive month, and the fourth time in CFE history, that total monthly volume in VIX futures surpassed the three-million-contract mark.

CBOE Holdings Average Revenue Per Contract 
The following represents the average revenue per contract based on a three-month rolling average, reported on a one-month lag.  The average revenue per contract represents total transaction fees for CBOE, C2 and CFE recognized for the period divided by total contracts traded on all three exchanges during the period.  Average revenue per contract can be affected by various factors, including exchange fee rates, volume-based discounts and transaction mix by contract type and product type.






(In Dollars)

               Three-Month Period Ended

Product:

Apr-13

Mar-13

Feb-13

Jan-13

Equity Options

$0.114

$0.140

$0.153

$0.149

Index Options

$0.679

$0.671

$0.670

$0.665

ETP Options

$0.127

$0.155

$0.181

$0.194

     Total Options Average Revenue Per Contract

$0.308

$0.333

$0.341

$0.340

Futures

$1.598

$1.618

$1.560

$1.484

     Total Average Revenue Per Contract

$0.357

$0.378

$0.382

$0.376









About CBOE Holdings
CBOE Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) is the holding company for Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated (CBOE), CBOE Futures Exchange, LLC (CFE) and other subsidiaries. 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 Holdings offers equity, index and ETP options, including proprietary products, such as S&P500 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 Holdings 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.

CBOE®, Chicago Board Options Exchange®, CFE®, FLEX®, LEAPS®, CBOE Volatility Index® and VIX® are registered trademarks, and BuyWriteSM, BXMSM, CBOE Futures ExchangeSM, Execute SuccessSM, SPXSM, SPXpmSM, and The Options Institute are service marks of Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated (CBOE). C2SM and C2 Options ExchangeSM are service marks of C2 Options Exchange, Incorporated (C2). Standard &Poor's®, S&P® and S&P 500® are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor's Financial Services, LLC and have been licensed for use by CBOE, C2 and CFE. All other trademarks and service marks are the property of their respective owners.

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