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Extended Trading Hours (ETH)

SPX 1950.82 0.00
VIX 16.53 0.00
VIX/X4 17.55 0.25
VIX/Z4 17.55 0.25
VIX/F5 18.10 0.15
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Extended Trading Hours (ETH)

Investors from around the world have suggested that CBOE Holdings explore the possibility of offering Extended Trading Hours (ETH) on key popular index futures and options contracts.

VIX FUTURES. In 2010 CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE) began offering futures on the CBOE Volatility Index® (VIX®) during select limited Extended Trading Hours. Beginning on June 22, 2014, VIX futures trading hours were expanded to nearly 24 hours a day, five days a week.

SPX AND VIX OPTIONS. CBOE is planning to launch Extended Trading Hours for options on both the S&P 500 and the VIX indexes in the future contingent upon completion of systems enhancements and SEC approval.

Press Releases on ETH

June 9, 2014 -- CBOE Futures Exchange Set For June 22 Launch Of 24-Hour VIX Futures Trading
March 18, 2014 - CBOE CEO Edward Tilly At 30th Annual CBOE Risk Management Conference: Announces Plans For June 22 Launch of 24-Hour VIX Futures Trading
Sept. 30, 2013 - CBOE Futures Exchange Announces Launch Dates for VIX Futures Extended Trading Hours
July 29, 2013 - CBOE Futures Exchange's Expanded Trading Hours Initiative To Begin In Late September
April 4, 2013 - CBOE Futures Exchange Plans Extended Trading Hours
Sept. 23, 2011 - CFE Extends VIX Futures Opening Time to 7 AM (CT) Starting September 26
Nov. 30, 2010 - CBOE Futures Exchange Extends Trading Hours for VIX Futures

Key Links

Extended Trading Hours (ETH) Frequently Asked Questions Circular No.2 (June 13, 2014)
CFE Circular on Expansion of Extended Trading Hours for VIX Futures and Risks Relating to Extended Trading Hours (May 27, 2014)
CBOE Circular on Extended Trading Hours Beginning in 3Q14
CFE page on ETH for Futures on the CBOE Volatility Index® (VIX®)
VIX Futures Contract Specifications


Total volume for VIX futures during ETH in in the first half of 2014 was more than 1.76 million contracts.

CBOE Volatility Index® (VIX®) :

1 week

CBOE Volatility Index® (VIX®) :

3 month

Futures trading is not suitable for all investors, and involves risk of loss. Options involve risk and are not suitable for all investors. Prior to buying or selling an option, a person must receive a copy of Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options (ODD). Copies are available from your broker, by calling 1-888-OPTIONS, or from The Options Clearing Corporation at Futures and options on CBOE's volatility indexes have several unique features that distinguish them from most equity and index options, and investors are strongly encouraged to closely read and understand the ODD and the VIX options FAQ at and other informational material before investing. CBOE®, Chicago Board Options Exchange®, CBOE Volatility Index®, CFE® and VIX® are registered trademarks and CBOE Futures Exchange, CBOE Short-Term Volatility Index, SPX and VXST are service marks of Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated (CBOE). Standard & Poor's®, S&P®, and S&P 500® are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor's Financial Services, LLC (S&P) and are licensed for use by CBOE and CFE. S&P does not sponsor, endorse, sell, or promote any S&P index-based investment product.

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