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Extended Global Trading Hours

Cboe Options Exchange has extended global trading hours (GTH) for S&P 500® Index (SPX) options, Cboe Volatility Index® (VIX) options and Mini-SPX Index (XSP) options Index options to nearly 24 hours a day, five days a week. Trade or hedge broad U.S. market and global equity volatility conveniently across all time zones, day and night.

Extended global trading hours

New Curb Trading Session

As part of the 24x5 trading model, beginning April 25, 2022, a brief Curb session following regular trading hours (RTH) will be available for market participants to adjust, unwind, or closeout trades.

Curb Session Details

  • All-electronic trading, 4:15 p.m.-5:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday
  • Limited to SPX, VIX and XSP options only
  • SPX FLEX options can be initiated
  • Activity during the Curb session will have the same Trade Date as the preceding RTH session
  • Maximizes the time overlap with related futures contracts
React Fast to  Market Moving Events

React Fast to

Market Moving Events

Volatility never sleeps. With extended GTH, trade VIX, SPX and XSP whenever the headlines break well before and after regular U.S. trading hours. Reasons to trade the extended trading session include:

  • Global macroeconomic events

  • Economic reports and announcements

  • Geopolitical risks

U.S Index Options,

Now Globally Accessible

Market participants around the world will be able to trade Cboe's exclusively U.S.-listed VIX, SPX and XSP options during their local trading day and around the clock.

U.S Index Options, Globally Accessible

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