Violent market swings made for growing volumes in US options markets
US options trading volumes surged in
January and the average trade size dropped to its lowest in two
years, according to the January Tabb Options Liquidity Matrix.
Volumes last month totaled 364.4 million
contracts for the US market, 3.2% higher than the corresponding
month last year and 7.6% up on December 2015.
"January’s stock-market pain
was the options market’s gain, with US listed
options volumes rising to its highest monthly reading since
August," says Tabb Group options research analyst Callie Bost.
The options Liquidity Matrix is a monthly analysis of options
trading volumes and statistics for each US listed options
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