Kris Monaco, ISE's Director of New Product Development, said, "This is the first time that daily FX Options volume has exceeded 50,000 contracts, and we are very excited to have reached this important milestone. As we approach the one year anniversary of the introduction of ISE FX Options, we are continuing to broaden the reach of the FX product suite and are gaining significant momentum in trading this new asset class at ISE."
ISE launched FX Options on April 17, 2007 and currently offers FX Options on the U.S. dollar/euro (Symbol: EUI), U.S. dollar/British pound (Symbol: BPX), U.S. dollar/Japanese yen (Symbol: YUK), U.S. dollar/Canadian dollar (Symbol: CDD), U.S. dollar/Australian dollar (Symbol: AUX) and the U.S. Dollar/Swiss franc (Symbol: SFC). As exchange-listed securities, ISE FX Options can be easily accessed through most major brokerage accounts that are approved for trading equity and index options. These products are cash settled and have European style exercise.