CBOE VIX Options, C2 Options Exchange Establish New Single-Day Volume Records

February 3, 2014

CBOE Holdings

VIX futures daily volume is second-best ever

CHICAGO, IL - February 3, 2014 - CBOE Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) today reported two new single-day volume records:

  • Options on the CBOE Volatility Index® (VIX® Index) established an all-time, single-day volume record of an estimated 2,367,764 contracts traded. Today's record volume surpassed the previous record of 1,797,052 contracts traded on October 8, 2013.
  • C2 Options Exchange (C2SM) set an estimated daily record of 662,195 contracts traded, surpassing the previous record of 623,314 contracts traded on April 19, 2013.

VIX Index futures recorded their second-best day ever, with estimated volume of 355,578 contracts. VIX futures' most active day remains 449,955 contracts traded on April 15, 2013.

In monthly volume reports released today, CBOE Holdings also reported that both VIX options and VIX futures established volume records in January. VIX options ADV was a record 791,978 contracts, and VIX futures was a monthly volume record totaling 4.40 million contracts. For more information, see: http://www.cboe.com/AboutCBOE/MediaHub/press-releases.aspx.

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&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 Holdings is home to the world-renowned Options Institute and www.cboe.com, the go-to place for options and volatility trading resources.

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, 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.

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