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August Trading Volume at CBOE Futures Exchange Rose 8% Over the Previous Month

CHICAGO, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The CBOE Futures Exchange, LLC (CFE) today announced that August 2010 trading volume totaled 291,533 contracts, compared to 105,506 contracts during August 2009.  August was the third most active trading month at CFE this year and marked the eleventh consecutive month in which total volume registered an increase when comparing year-over-year trading activity.  August volume rose eight percent from the 270,014 contracts that traded during July 2010.  

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Average daily volume (ADV) of 13,250 contracts during August exceeded the year-ago ADV of 5,025 contracts.  When compared to 12,857 contracts per day during July 2010, ADV in August increased three percent.    


CBOE FUTURES EXCHANGE VOLUME SUMMARY

Current Month

Year-To-Date


August

2010

 August

 2009

%  

Chg

July

2010

%  

Chg

August

2010

August

2009

%  

Chg

Trading Days

22

21


21


167

167


Total CFE

291,533

105,506

+176%

270,014

+8%

2,227,879

497,858

+348%

Total CFE ADV

13,250

5,025

+164%

12,857

+3%

13,341

2,981

+348%




CFE's year-to-date trading volume of 2,227,879 contracts is ahead of the 497,858 contracts for the same period in 2009.  Year-to-date ADV is 13,341 contracts, versus the 2,981 contracts per day in 2009.  

August volume in VIX futures, based on the CBOE Volatility Index (ticker VX), totaled 290,995 contracts traded, exceeding the 104,861 contracts in August 2009, and was eight percent above the 269,372 contracts in July.  ADV in VIX futures during August was 13,227 contracts, compared to the 4,993 contracts per day a year ago and the 12,827 contracts per day from the previous month.    

Volume in CBOE mini-VIX futures (ticker VM) totaled 536 contracts for the month, a decrease of 14 percent from the 629 contracts traded in August 2009 and off 15 percent from the 634 contracts traded the previous month.  CBOE mini-VIX futures contracts are one-tenth the size of CFE's standard CBOE VIX futures contract.  Additional information on mini-VIX futures can be found at: http://cfe.cboe.com/Products/Products_VM.aspx.

CFE currently offers futures on four different contracts, including: the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), CBOE mini-VIX (VM), CBOE S&P 500 3-Month Variance (VT) and CBOE S&P 500 12-Month Variance (VA).  

CFE, a wholly owned subsidiary of CBOE Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBOE), offers an all-electronic, open-access market model, with traders providing liquidity and making markets.  CFE trades are cleared by the AAA-rated Options Clearing Corporation (OCC). CBOE Futures Exchange is regulated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).  

More information on CFE and its products, including contract specifications, can be found at: www.cboe.com/CFE.

CBOE®, Chicago Board Options Exchange®, CBOE Volatility Index® and VIX® are registered trademarks of Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated.  CFE® is a registered trademark and CBOE Futures Exchange(SM) is a service mark of CBOE Futures Exchange, LLC.  S&P® and S&P 500® are registered trademarks of the McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. and are licensed for use by the Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated pursuant to a License Agreement.

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This press release contains statements which may be considered forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including, without limitation, statements regarding operating strategies, future plans and financial results. Forward-looking statements may be accompanied by words such as "anticipate", "believe", "could", "estimate", "expect", "forecast", "intend", "may", "possible", "predict", "project" or similar words, phrases or expressions. Neither CFE nor CBOE Holdings, Inc. undertakes any obligation to update the information contained herein, which speaks only as of the date of this press release.  More detailed information about factors that may affect CFE's or CBOE Holdings, Inc.'s performance may be found in CBOE Holdings, Inc.'s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2010 under the heading "Forward-Looking Statements" and/or "Risk Factors". Such discussions regarding risk factors and forward-looking statements are incorporated herein by reference.

SOURCE CBOE Futures Exchange, LLC

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