CBOE turns 44 today, and we thought we'd provide 44 "fun facts" to mark the occasion.
The first day of trading for CBOE was April 26, 1973.
911 option contracts traded on the first day in 1973.
There were only 16 stocks with options on the first day.
Seats at CBOE were originally offered at $10,000.
Initially put options were not permitted for trading.
In 1973, the Black Scholes model was published in the Journal of Political Economy.
In 1977 CBOE was permitted[...]