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CBOE’s second exchange, C2, expected to take off

CBOE Holdings Inc.’s second exchange, C2, could quickly boost its market share once it lists the exclusive Standard & Poor’s 500 Index option, the head of a rival exchange said on Thursday.

“I wouldn’t be surprised at all if C2 didn’t rocket to 5 percent market share,” Jeromee Johnson, head of the BATS Options exchange said at the Futures Industry Association’s annual meeting. Listing S&P 500 index options electronically for the first time offers a “phenomenal opportunity,” he said on a panel discussion with the other U.S. options markets.

CBOE files for S&P-based options on new platform

Options exchange operator CBOE Holdings Inc. said on Monday that it had filed with U.S. regulators to list all of its S&P 500 Index options on its new, all-electronic platform called C2. Get the full story »

CBOE’s electronic C2 market launches Oct. 29

A long-planned electronic stock-options market developed by the Chicago Board Options Exchange will open for business Friday, Oct. 29, the company said Wednesday.

Options on the stock of Ford Motor Co. will be the inaugural contract for CBOE’s C2 Options Exchange, with contracts on AT&T Inc., Merck & Co. Inc. and McDonalds Corp. to follow on Nov. 1. Get the full story »