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JLN Options: Traders Brace for End of Quiet After VIX’s Biggest Drop Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight OCC Announces Cleared Contract Volume Declined 13% in February CHICAGO (March 2, 2015) – OCC announced today that total cleared contract volume in February was 306,531,839 contracts, a 13 percent decrease from the February 2014 volume of 350,507,077 contracts. OCC’s year-to-date average daily cleared contract volume is down 9 percent from 2014 with 17,049,163 contracts. Options: Exchange-listed options volume reached 302,527,974 contracts in February, a 12 percent decrease from February 2014. Equity options volume for the month was 275,262,981 contracts, a 10 percent decrease from February 2014. Average daily options volume this year is down 8 percent…

Just Floored: Who Says Jeff Sprecher hates open outcry? Blog

Open outcry is still alive and well in New York. The New York Stock Exchange opened a new trading floor for the NYSE Amex options market this week, a completely renovated space that also houses: NYSE’s US cash equities, ICE Futures US members, NYSE Arca’s customer service and the NYSE/ICE’s national operations center. The 7,000-square-foot space, with 22-foot ceilings, has been renamed “The Buttonwood Room,” a tip of the cap to the origins of the NYSE, and a shift away from the room’s less than flattering name of “The Garage,” as it was called when it originally opened in 1922….

JLN Options: CBOE Holdings, Inc : Russell announces exclusive agreements with NYSE Euronext and CBOE Holdings for Russell U.S. index options Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories CBOE Holdings, Inc : Russell announces exclusive agreements with NYSE Euronext and CBOE Holdings for Russell U.S. index optionsPress Release (NYSE Euronext)Russell Investments today announced that NYSE Euronext, one of the world’s premier exchange operators and technology innovators and home of the NYSE Amex and NYSE Arca exchanges, and CBOE Holdings, Inc., home of Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), the creator of listed options and leader in index options trading volume, will trade Russell U.S. Index-based options exclusively.http://jlne.ws/10qJpIc**Options on the Russell Indexes were previously traded at a number of U.S. options exchanges. — SR I Shall Call You…