TABB Group recently issued a buy-side trading study, “US Options Trading 2012: Standing Out in the Crowd,” written by Mr. Andy Nybo. For this year’s 39-page study, TABB noted that it spoke with 54 US-based asset managers, hedge funds and proprietary trading firms, which as a group, manage an aggregate $2.7 trillion in assets under management and trade an average of 517,000 options contracts per day.
Mr. Nybo said that buy-side firms are –
“ … expanding their product selection to include more VIX-related, ETF/index and listed FLEX options.”
Please visit this link – http://bit.ly/TABB-Opt – for summary of highlights from the report and more information on how to purchase the entire 39-page study. Please note that CBOE is not soliciting for or endorsing the purchase of the full report written by a third-party.
GROWTH IN VIX OPTIONS VOLUME
CBOE reports that the average daily volume for options on the CBOE Volatility Index®(VIX®) was 428,220 in the first half of 2012 (12% higher than the 381,412 average daily volume in the first half of 2011) www.cboe.com/VIX