Record Volume Today in ETH Session for VIX Options

Yesterday (June 15) the CBOE Volatility Index® (VIX®) rose to its monthly closing high of 15.39, and earlier today in the June 16 Extended Trading Hours (ETH) sessions, the estimated trading volumes during ETH were 30,920 for VIX futures (the high for the month), and 6,984 for VIX options (the all-time record high).   CBOE Holdings is now offering Extended Trading Hours (ETH) on key popular index futures and options contracts in order to provide investors with the ability to take advantage of market opportunities as they happen and to manage portfolios and volatility throughout more trading hours around the clock. MM45

OVERVIEW OF TRADING HOURS

SPX and VIX Options

CBOE offers ETH sessions for options on the CBOE Volatility Index® (VIX® Index) and for options on the SPX and SPXW (SPX Weeklys and SPX End-of-Month).

Type of Trading Hours Monday – Friday
Extended Trading Hours 2:00 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.*
Regular Trading Hours 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

VIX Futures

Beginning in June 2014, VIX futures trading hours on CFE were expanded to nearly 24 hours a day, five days a week.

Type of Trading Hours Monday Tuesday – Friday
Extended Trading Hours 5:00 p.m. (Sunday) to 8:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m. (previous day) to 8:30 a.m.*
Regular Trading Hours 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

* All times shown above are Central (Chicago) times.

For more information on Extended Trading Hours (ETH), please visit www.cboe.com/ETH.