CBOE Sets Single-Day Record, Tops 5.3 Million Contracts

The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) reported that trading volume at CBOE on Friday, January 20 was more than 5.3 million contracts, setting a new record for the busiest single trading day in the Exchanges 33 year history, and the

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The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) reported that trading volume at CBOE on Friday, January 20 was more than 5.3 million contracts, setting a new record for the busiest single trading day in the Exchanges 33 year history, and the busiest day for any US options exchange.

The previous record of 3.97 million contracts was set at CBOE on April 15, 2005. Trading volume at CBOE in 2005 was a record-setting 468.2 million contracts, with average daily volume of 1.86 million contracts30% higher than 2004.

Trading in options on the S&P 500 Index (SPX) also reached a new milestone, with more than 996,703 contracts reported, breaking the previous volume record of 801,974 contracts traded on September 16, 2005. Open interest in SPX options at todays open was 6,808,762 contracts. Average daily volume in SPX options during 2005 was 284,931 contracts, 45% higher than the year before.

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