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US Shut-down Opens-up New Single Day Record in VIX Options at CBOE

by Adil Siddiqui
  • CBOE reports record trading in its benchmark VIX options contract, traders exchanged 1.8 million contracts. The news comes on the back of the US shutdown affecting government units thus increasing volatility and uncertainty in the markets.
US Shut-down Opens-up New Single Day Record in VIX Options at CBOE
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The ongoing dispute between politicians in the USA has had a limited effect on the global financial markets, however in data released by the CBOE, government officials may need to think and act fast. The world's largest options Exchange saw a spike in trading activity on its benchmark VIX options contract.

Chicago Board Options Exchange® (CBOE®) reported that options on the CBOE Volatility Index® (VIX® index) established an all-time, single-day volume record. Options volume totalled an estimated 1,782,329 contracts, surpassing the previous record of 1,399,867, contracts traded on April 15, 2013.

Year-to-date through September, VIX options average daily volume (ADV) was 565,040 contracts, a 32 percent increase over the same period a year ago. VIX futures ADV year-to-date through September was nearly 160,000 contracts, an 86 percent increase over the same period a year ago.

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The ongoing dispute between politicians in the USA has had a limited effect on the global financial markets, however in data released by the CBOE, government officials may need to think and act fast. The world's largest options Exchange saw a spike in trading activity on its benchmark VIX options contract.

Chicago Board Options Exchange® (CBOE®) reported that options on the CBOE Volatility Index® (VIX® index) established an all-time, single-day volume record. Options volume totalled an estimated 1,782,329 contracts, surpassing the previous record of 1,399,867, contracts traded on April 15, 2013.

Year-to-date through September, VIX options average daily volume (ADV) was 565,040 contracts, a 32 percent increase over the same period a year ago. VIX futures ADV year-to-date through September was nearly 160,000 contracts, an 86 percent increase over the same period a year ago.

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