Annual trading for total exchange-wide activity and for futures on the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX Index) reached new all-time highs in 2013, with several other trading records set during the year.
For a fourth consecutive year, exchange-wide trading volume at CFE set a new annual record.
The 40.2 million contracts traded in 2013 was an increase of 68 per cent from the 23.9 million contracts traded in 2012.
Average daily volume (ADV) at CFE also reached a new high for a fourth straight year in 2013. The 159,498 contracts per day was 67 per cent above the ADV of 95,569 contracts in 2012.
Trading volume in VIX futures totalled 39.9 million contracts for the year, a fourth straight annual volume record, and surpassing the 23.8 million contracts traded in 2012 by 68 per cent. Average daily volume in VIX futures was 158,508 contracts, also a fourth consecutive annual record, and up 67 per cent from 2012.
December exchange-wide trading volume at CFE totalled 3.2 million contracts, an increase of 31 per cent over December 2012 and an increase of 25 per cent over November. Monthly ADV during December was 152,440 contracts, an increase of 25 per cent from a year ago and an increase of 19 per cent from the previous month.