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VIX futures volume in non-US trading hours sets new daily record

VIX futures volume in non-US trading hours sets new daily record


A new record volume has been set in futures contracts on the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX Index) traded in non-US trading hours, with an estimated 263,663 contracts changing hands.

This record surpasses the previous single-day record of 235,141 contracts set during the overnight session on 24 June 2016, when UK voters decided that Britain should leave the European Union.
 
Last night’s jump in overnight trading volume followed a drop in global market prices after the results of the US Presidential Election began to favour a Donald Trump victory over an expected win by Hillary Clinton.
 
VIX options and futures enable investors to trade volatility independent from the direction or the level of stock prices.

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