US Options Market Review: Q4-2019
The exchange-listed options industry experienced strong volume in 2019, but, with volatility lower, the final tally fell a bit short of 2018’s record volumes. Market quality, however, continued to improve, with both the average bid-ask spread narrowing and displayed sizes increasing across the industry. In addition, volume was spread around more, with a wider dispersion of trading across different names and smaller exchanges gaining share from the larger industry players.
TABB Group’s US Options Market Review is a quarterly report that examines market trends in US listed options markets. The report provides detailed insight into volume trends across the index, ETF and single-stock sectors, examining trading in the most active symbols, by concentration and by type of account.