Expansion of Trading Hours for CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) Futures

CBOE Futures Exchange, (CFE) plans to expand extended trading hours
for CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) futures in a two phase approach, with the
first phase to begin in late September and the second phase to begin in the weeks that follow.
The current trading hours for VIX futures are from 7:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The time period from 7:00 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. is considered extended trading hours.
During Phase 1, CFE plans to introduce an additional 45-minute extended trading hours period. There will be a new trading period from 3:30 p.m. until  4:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The 3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. trading period will be the start of the next business day for CFE transactions.
Trading commences again on the next business day at 7:00 a.m. Please note that there will only be a 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. extended trading hours period forBusiness Days Tuesday through Friday.  Monday trading will not start  on Sundays. CFE will also not re-open for trading at 3:30 p.m.on Fridays.
Monday VIX Futures Open 7:00 a.m.
VIX Futures Close    3:15 p.m.
VIX Futures Open (on Monday) 3:30 p.m.       (this session is considered
VIX Futures Halt  (on Monday)   4:15 p.m.         a Tuesday business day)
VIX Futures Re-Open (on Tuesday) 7:00 a.m.
VIX Futures Close  (on Tuesday)    3:15 p.m.
During Phase 2, CFE plans to change the start time for the second
extended trading hours period from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. for Business
Days Monday through Friday.
Please refer to CBOE Information Circular # IC13-029 for more information.