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The Options Industry Council Announces November Options Volume Decreased 6 Percent


Chicago, IL — December 2, 2013

The Options Industry Council (OIC) announced today that 314,465,376 total options contracts traded in November, down 6.28 percent compared to last November when 335,527,473 contracts were traded

However, year-to-date volume remains up and stood at 3,791,066,303 contracts, 2.70 percent more than the same point last year when 3,691,342,837 contracts were traded. Average daily volume for the month was 15,723,269 contracts, 1.59 percent less than last November’s 15,977,499 contracts.

Equity options volume (options on individual stocks and ETPs) came in at 287,887,380 contracts, down 5.38 percent compared to last November when 304,256,176 contracts were exchanged. Average daily volume for equity options in November came in at 14,394,369 contracts, off of last year’s 14,488,389 contracts by 0.65 percent. Year-to-date equity options volume stood at 3,435,868,801 contracts, which is 1.16 percent more than the 3,396,328,378 contracts traded at the same point last year.

About OIC
OIC is an industry cooperative funded by BATS Options, BOX Options Exchange, Chicago Board Options Exchange, C2 Options Exchange, International Securities Exchange, MIAX Options, NASDAQ OMX PHLX, NASDAQ Options Market, NYSE Amex Options, NYSE Arca Options and OCC. OIC was formed in 1992 to educate investors and their financial advisors about the benefits and risks of exchange-traded equity options. OIC's resources include: Investor Services live help at 1-888-OPTIONS, its educational website at, live seminars throughout the continental United States and Canada, and educational literature.

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