CHICAGO, Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The CBOE Futures Exchange, LLC (CFE®) today reported August 2013 trading volume for total exchange-wide activity and for futures on the CBOE Volatility Index® (VIX®).
August trading volume in VIX futures totaled 3,488,149 contracts, an increase of 83 percent over August's total in 2012 and a gain of 19 percent over the previous month.
Average daily volume in VIX futures during August was 158,552 contracts, an increase of 91 percent over August 2012 and up 19 percent from July.
Year-to-date trading volume in VIX futures is outpacing last year by 97 percent. Through the end of August, a total of 27.1 million VIX futures contracts have traded.
CFE Monthly Volume Summary
VIX Index Futures
CFE Total Exchange
August exchange-wide trading volume at CFE totaled 3,527,672 contracts, an increase of 84 percent over August 2012 and an increase of 19 percent from July. Exchange-wide monthly ADV during August was 160,349 contracts, an increase of 93 percent over a year ago and up 19 percent from July.
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).
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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SOURCE CBOE Futures Exchange, LLC