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VIX futures trading volume up 83 per cent y-o-y in August, says CBOE


August trading volume in VIX futures totalled 3,488,149 contracts, an increase of 83 per cent over August’s total in 2012 and a gain of 19 per cent over the previous month, according to figures released by the CBOE Futures Exchange. 

 
Average daily volume in VIX futures during August was 158,552 contracts, an increase of 91 per cent over August 2012 and up 19 per cent from July.     
 
Year-to-date trading volume in VIX futures is outpacing last year by 97 per cent. Through the end of August, a total of 27.1 million VIX futures contracts have traded.   
 
August exchange-wide trading volume at CFE totalled 3,527,672 contracts, an increase of 84 per cent over August 2012 and an increase of 19 per cent from July.  Exchange-wide monthly ADV during August was 160,349 contracts, an increase of 93 per cent over a year ago and up 19 per cent from July. 
 
CBOE Futures Exchange currently offers eight contracts: CBOE Volatility Index (the VIX Index) futures (VX), Mini-VIX futures (VM), S&P 500 Variance futures (VA), CBOE NASDAQ-100 Volatility Index (VXN) futures (VN), CBOE Gold ETF Volatility Index (GVZ) security futures (GV), CBOE Crude Oil ETF Volatility Index (OVX) security futures (OV), CBOE Emerging Markets ETF Volatility Index (VXEEM) security futures (VXEM) and CBOE Brazil ETF Volatility Index (VXEWZ) security futures (VXEW). 

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