The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) announced today that 2007 was the busiest year in CBOE history, as a total of 944,471,924 contracts traded, and the fourth consecutive year that CBOE experienced record trading volume.
The 944.5 million contracts traded surpassed the 674,735,348 contracts traded in 2006, the previous record, by 40%. Average daily volume of 3,762,836 contracts during 2007 established a new all-time high, besting 2006's 2,688,189 contracts per day.
Total volume in equity options during 2007 tallied a new record of 500,964,713 contracts traded, an increase of 28% over the 390,657,577 contracts traded in 2006, which had been the previous record.2007 average daily volume in equity options trading was 1,995,875 contracts, compared to the 1,556,405 contracts traded per day in 2006. In index and ETF options total volume, a new record of 443,497,084 contracts traded during 2007, 56% over the 284,056,441 contracts traded in 2006, the former high mark.2007 average daily volume in index and ETF options was 1,766,921 contracts, versus the average daily volume of 1,131,699 contracts in 2006.
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