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CBOE futures exchange sets new record for average daily volume
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10:25, July 03, 2007

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The Futures Exchange of Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) announced Monday that average daily volume for June month was 3,898 contracts, a new all-time high for the futures exchange.

The trading volume during last month totaled 81,852 contracts, an increase of 45 percent over June 2006's volume of 56,299 contracts, said the exchange in a news release reaching here.

The average daily volume for the month increased 52 percent from the year-ago average daily volume of 2,559 contracts.
For the first time in the history, trading volume exceeded 80, 000 contracts in consecutive months as June's volume rose slightly over May's 2006 volume of 80,992 contracts.

Futures on the CBOE Volatility Index totaled 78,578 contracts traded during the month, up 97 percent over the year-ago total of 39,807 contracts.

"June was a great finish to a record setting quarter and we are pleased to see continued growth in overall exchange volume and open interest," said Andrew Lowenthal, Managing Director, CBOE Futures Exchange.

On July 6, the futures exchange will be launching two new contracts, futures on the CBOE NASDAQ-100 Volatility Index and the CBOE Russell 2000 Volatility Index.

Source: Xinhua



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