CBOE Futures Exchange Reports Record Trading Volume For 2015

- Sixth Consecutive Record Year for VIX Futures

- More Than 51 Million VIX Futures Contracts Traded

- VIX Futures' Extended Hours Volume Hits 4.6 Million Contracts

Jan 04, 2016, 17:13 ET from CBOE Futures Exchange, LLC

CHICAGO, Ill., Jan. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CBOE Futures Exchange, LLC (CFE®) today reported that annual total trading volume and annual daily volume for both total exchangewide activity and for futures on the CBOE Volatility Index® (VIX® Index) reached new all-time highs in 2015, posting trading records for the sixth consecutive year. 

VIX Futures  
Trading volume in VIX futures set a new annual record with 51.6 million contracts  in 2015,  an increase of 2 percent from 2014.  Average daily volume (ADV) in VIX futures was a record 204,856 contracts,   up 2 percent from 2014.

In the first full year of nearly 24-hour trading, VIX futures posted volume of 4.6 million contracts in extended (non-U.S.) trading hours, with an ADV of more than 18,000 contracts, representing nearly 9 percent of total volume.      

Total CFE
Exchangewide trading volume at CFE totaled a record 51.7 million contracts for the year, up 2 percent from 2014.  Total ADV at CFE reached a new high of 205,062 contracts, up 2 percent from 2014.      

CFE Monthly Volume Summary

Full Year


December

2015

December 2014

% Chg

November 2015

% Chg

 

2015

2014

% Chg

Trading Days

22

22


20


252

252


VIX Index Futures

     Total

4,527,217

4,985,882

-9%

3,475,798

30%

51,623,701

50,531,366

2%

     ADV

205,783

226,631

-9%

173,790

18%

204,856

200,521

2%

CFE Total Exchange

     Total

4,533,369

4,992,899

-9%

3,481,215

30%

51,675,531

50,615,305

2%

     ADV

206,062

226,950

-9%

174,061

18%

205,062

200,854

2%

 

About CBOE Futures Exchange
CBOE Futures Exchange, LLC (CFE) offers contracts on CBOE Volatility Index (VIX Index) futures (VX), S&P 500 Variance futures (VA), CBOE/CBOT 10-year U.S. Treasury Note Volatility Index (TYVIX) futures (VXTY) and CBOE Russell 2000 Volatility Index (RVX) futures (VU).   

VIX futures are available for trading nearly 24 hours a day, five days a week at CFE, beginning Sunday at 5:00 p.m. CT and ending Friday at 3:15 p.m. CT. CFE closes for 15 minutes between 3:15 p.m. CT and 3:30 p.m. CT, Monday through Thursday, after which the next trading day begins at 3:30 p.m. CT. For additional details on extended trading hours, see www.cboe.com/ETH.   

CFE, an all-electronic market, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of CBOE Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE).  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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