VIX trading available around the clock

|By:, SA News Editor

The CBOE - hoping to attract business from Europe and Asia, not to mention cater to U.S. traders operating in the middle of the night when a good deal of major news breaks - has now extended the trading hours of its highly profitable volatility futures to nearly 24 hours per day.

Trading will be continuous between Sunday at 6 PM ET until Friday at 4:15 PM, with the exception of a 15 minute break each day starting at 4:15.

Prior to the change, the market had been open from 3 AM on each day, and about 7.5% of contracts changed hands outside of regular U.S. hours.

ETFs: VXX, UVXY, TVIX, XIV, SVXY, VIXY, ZIV, VXZ, VIXM, CVOL, VIIX, XVZ, XXV, XVIX, TVIZ, IVOP, VIIZ