Options on the CBOE Volatility Index® (VIX® index) established an all-time, single-day volume record today. VIX Options volume totaled an estimated 1,782,329 contracts, surpassing the previous record of 1,399,867, contracts traded on April 15, 2013.
VIX Futures (VX) had their 4th busiest day ever, with 322,908 contracts traded. This is the 6th time over 300,000 VIX futures contracts so far in 2013.
Year to date through September, VIX options average daily volume (ADV) was 565,040 contracts, a 32-percent increase over the same period a year ago.
VIX futures ADV year to date through September was nearly 160,000 contracts, an 86-percent increase over the same period a year ago.