CBOE Daily Equity Options Volume On Friday Is Equal To Nearly 4.6 Million Contracts

The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) announced that on Friday, April 17, the Exchange recorded its best single day equity options volume ever as 4,598,738 contacts changed hands. This surpasses the Exchange's previous equity options volume high of 4,273,390 contracts

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The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) announced that on Friday, April 17, the Exchange recorded its best single-day equity options volume ever as 4,598,738 contacts changed hands. This surpasses the Exchange’s previous equity options volume high of 4,273,390 contracts traded at CBOE on July 17, 2008. Total CBOE options volume on Friday was 7,004,292 contracts.

Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), the largest U.S. options exchange and creator of listed options, continues to set the bar for options trading through product innovation, trading technology and investor education. CBOE offers equity, index and ETF options, including proprietary products, such as S&P 500 options (SPX), the most active U.S. index option, and options on the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), the world’s barometer for market volatility. Other groundbreaking products engineered by CBOE include equity options, security index options, LEAPS, FLEX options, and benchmark products such as the CBOE BuyWrite Index (BXM). CBOE’s Hybrid Trading System incorporates electronic and open-outcry trading, enabling customers to choose their trading method. CBOE’s Hybrid is powered by CBOEdirect, a proprietary, state-of-the-art electronic platform that also supports the CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE), CBOE Stock Exchange (CBSX) and OneChicago. CBOE is home to the world-renowned Options Institute and www.cboe.com, named “Best of the Web” for options information and education.

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