Options LiquidityMatrix April 2018
Volumes for US options continued their strong run in April 2018 on the heels of a record Q1 2018. Ongoing volatility resulted in 398 million contracts cleared in April 2018, a robust increase of 28.7% compared to April 2017. Spreads tightened by 2 cents in April 2018, indicating an improving trading environment for investors. TABB Group’s monthly Options LiquidityMatrix™ analyzes the 15 US options exchanges, in addition to broader industry trends. Metrics include market share, market quality, average spread, average trade size, and volume breakdown for all options and penny options.