MIAX Options Reports August 2016 Trading Activity; Sets New Monthly and Daily Market Share Records; Remains #1 in Time at NBBO

PRINCETON, New Jersey, Sept. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — MIAX Options Exchange today announced that over 22.5 million contracts were executed on MIAX Options in August 2016, equating to an average daily volume (ADV) of over 980,000 contracts. The August volume represents a 9.7% increase from the 20.5+ million contracts executed in July 2016 and a 10.5% decrease from the 25.2+ million contracts executed in August 2015. MIAX Options’ year-to-date total as of August 2016 of over 168 million contracts represents a 1.0% increase over the 166+ million contracts achieved during the same time period in 2015. MIAX Options’ August equity options market share of 7.81% established a new monthly record for the exchange, and represents an increase of 15.5% and 4.3% from the 6.76% and 7.49% achieved in August 2015 and July 2016, respectively. For the entire U.S. equity options industry, August’s ADV was over 12.5 million contracts, or a 29.3% decrease from August 2015’s ADV of over 17.7 million contracts.

On August 29th MIAX Options also established its new single day market share records when it achieved 9.20% of national equity options volume and 8.27% of national equity and index options volume.

Detailed volume statistics are as follows:

MIAX Options Year-to-Date Current Month
% Change August
% Change
MIAX Total Volume 168,202,467 166,591,616 1.0% 22,592,923 25,249,007 -10.5%
MIAX ADV 1,001,205 997,555 0.4% 982,301 1,202,334 -18.3%
MIAX Market Share 7.02% 6.68% 5.1% 7.81% 6.76% 15.5%
MIAX Options Previous Month


% Change
MIAX Total Volume 22,592,923 20,587,157 9.7%
MIAX ADV 982,301 1,029,358 -4.6%
MIAX Market Share 7.81% 7.49% 4.3%


Other achievements include:

  • During July 2016, MIAX Options ranked #1 out of all U.S. equity options exchanges in percentage of time at the National Best Bid/Offer (NBBO) in aggregate across all option classes. This marked the twelfth month in a row that MIAX Options achieved this distinction.
  • During July 2016, MIAX Options ranked #1 out of all U.S. equity options exchanges in percentage of time at the NBBO in aggregate across all Penny Pilot option classes. This marked the eleventh month in a row that MIAX Options achieved this distinction. Statistics for both all option classes and Penny Pilot option classes were provided by the TABB Group.1

1       The Options Liquidity Matrix is a monthly analysis of options market activity published by TABB Group and Hanweck Associates. The report includes options trading volumes and statistics on execution metrics for each U.S. listed options exchange and the industry using proprietary statistics and methodologies from Hanweck Associates and data from the Options Clearing Corporation. All statistics are derived from direct OPRA data feeds and include all trade activity reported by OPRA for each day. Quote statistics include trading activity during normal trading hours.

Percentage of Time at the National Best Bid/Offer: Sum of time the exchange is both best bid and best offer (across only symbols quoted by the exchange) divided by the sum of time those symbols have a best bid/offer during the trading day.

For further information regarding the MIAX Options Exchange, please visit www.MIAXOptions.com or contact MIAX Trading Operations at [email protected]com.

Corporate Communications Contact: Dominique Prunetti-Miller
(609) 897-1465
[email protected]


About MIAX Options and MIH

MIAX Options is a fully electronic options trading exchange. MIAX Options has assembled a team with deep rooted experience in developing, operating and trading on options exchanges. Its trading platform has been developed in-house and designed from the ground up for the unique functional and performance demands of derivatives trading. MIAX Options now lists and trades options on over 2,400 multi-listed classes. MIAX Options’ unparalleled system throughput is approximately 38 million quotes per second. The average latency for a single quote on MIAX Options is approximately 16.21 microseconds for a full round trip. At the 99th percentile, the latency on MIAX Options is approximately 23.90 microseconds. At the 99.9th percentile, the latency on MIAX Options is approximately 53.71 microseconds. The executive offices and technology development center as well as the National Operations Center for the MIAX Options are located in Princeton, New Jersey.

MIAX Options, Miami International Technologies, LLC (MIAX Technologies), MIAX Global, LLC (MIAX Global) and MIAX PEARL, LLC (MIAX PEARL) are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Miami International Holdings, Inc. (MIH). MIAX Technologies is MIH’s technology subsidiary for the sale and/or license of the trading technology developed by MIAX Options. MIAX Global focuses on merger, acquisition and joint venture activities of MIH. MIAX Global also provides technology and other services outside of North America, with its initial concentration being on Europe and Latin America. MIAX PEARL will be MIH’s second fully electronic options trading exchange and will leverage the industry leading technology and infrastructure developed by MIAX Options to employ a price-time allocation model. MIAX PEARL is expected to launch in the first quarter of 2017, pending approval from the SEC.

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