ISE Reports Record Options Volume for 2008

5 January 2009

The International Securities Exchange (ISE) today reported record average daily volume of 4.0 million contracts traded in 2008, exceeding average daily volume for 2007 by 24.3%. ISE traded an average daily volume of 2.7 million contracts in the month of December.

For full year 2008, average daily trading volume of all options increased 24.3% to an annual record of 4.0 million contracts traded as compared to 3.2 million contracts traded in 2007. Total options contracts traded in 2008 increased 25.3% to a record 1.0 billion contracts from 804.4 million contracts traded last year.

In December 2008, average daily trading volume for all options contracts decreased 15.1% to 2.7 million contracts compared to 3.1 million contracts in December 2007. Total options volume for the month decreased 6.7% to 58.6 million contracts from 62.8 million contracts in the same year-ago period.

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