Over the years we have heard great interest from many investors in the ability to use SPX and VIX products around-the-clock to help manage their portfolios. The interest has been particularly strong from investors from outside the U.S. time zones. The trading hours for some key Cboe products (SPX options, VIX options, VIX futures, and XBT futures) now include both Regular Trading Hours (from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. CT), and Global Trading Hours (GTH) as shown in the table below the three volume charts.
GTH VOLUME IS UP THIS MONTH
Investor interest in around-the-clock portfolio and risk management has increased this month.
So far this month (through February 26) the average daily volume during the GTH is –
- more than 76,000 contracts for VIX futures,
- more than 5,000 contracts for both VIX options and SPX options, and
- more than 3,900 contracts for XBT futures.
TRADING HOURS FOR GTH AND RTH
Cboe’s Global Trading Hours (GTH) also have been referred to as Extended Trading Hours (ETH). The tables below show the trading hours for key options and futures.
MIGRATION OF CFE FUTURES
On February 27 Cboe announced a successful migration of Cboe Futures Exchange (CFE) to a proprietary technology platform.
To learn more about around-the-clock trading opportunities and GTH, please visit www.cboe.com/GTH.