VIX index futures trading volume hits record level
The CBOE Futures Exchange saw record trading volume in CBOE Volatility Index (VIX index) futures during non-US trading hours, with an estimated 68,033 contracts changing hands.
This record surpasses the previous record in non-US trading hours of 59,505 contracts set on 10 July.
In July, volume in VIX futures outside of regular US trading hours averaged more than 19,000 contracts per day, accounting for 9.9 per cent of CFE’s total daily volume.
The trading week for VIX futures at CFE now begins each Sunday at 5:00 pm CT and ends each Friday at 3:15 pm CT. Monday through Thursday, CFE closes for 15 minutes at 3:15 pm CT before the new trading day begins at 3:30 pm CT. After Friday’s 3:15 pm CT close, CFE remains closed until the start of the new trading week at 5:00 pm CT on Sunday.
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