International Securities Exchange (ISE)'s foray into index
options is off to a modest start but is ahead of the competing
contract listed on Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE).
Since ISE began offering options on the Standard &
Poor's SmallCap 600 index on 3 October, the exchange has traded
an average of 907 contracts per day and held a 65% marketshare
through 14 October. The same options index offered at CBOE
averaged 392 contracts per day for the first 10 trading days of
October, according to volumes reported to Options
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