Earlier Start Time (7:00a.m. Chicago Time) for VIX Futures

CBOE Futures Exchange (“CFE”) is changing the start time to the extended trading hours for the
CBOE Volatility Index (“VIX”) futures contract beginning on September 26, 2011, pending regulatory

VIX Futures will now open for trading at 7:00 a.m. (Chicago time). They previously opened at 7:20 a.m.  

The close of trading hours will remain unchanged at 3:15 p.m. (Chicago time).

The time period between 8:30 a.m. (Chicago time) and 3:15 p.m. (Chicago time) is considered regular trading hours for the VIX futures contract. All other times CFE is open for trading is considered extended trading hours for VIX futures contracts.

If you have any questions, refer to CBOE Information Circular IC 11-53 for more details.