CBOE Holdings announced its year-end results in a January press release. Its options exchanges, the Chicago Board Options Exchange and the C2 Options Exchange, saw an average daily volume in options contracts of 4.71 million, up 4 percent from the prior year.
While equity options saw their average daily volume fall by 12 percent, index options achieved an increase in average daily volume of 22 percent at 1.48 million contracts, according to the press release. Notably, the popular SPX and VIX options contracts saw their average daily volumes increase 19 and 29 percent, respectively. The press release said that both contracts reached record volume levels during the year.
Meanwhile, options on exchange-traded products experienced a decrease in their average daily volume, falling 2 percent to 1.1 million contracts.