Futures and options boom in February as vol returns

Derivatives exchanges around the world reported strong February volumes this week, potentially painting a rosy picture for the year ahead as markets seem set to return to higher volatility.

  • By Costas Mourselas
  • 06 Mar 2018

In the US, rivals the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), CME Group and Intercontinental Exchange all enjoyed busy trading activity. 

The total volume of options contracts at CBOE in February hit 193m, with average daily volume (ADV) reaching 10.2m, an increase of 43% over February 2017. The futures ...

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