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Vola Trades

Vola Trades

The Eurex Vola Trade Service allows authorized members to execute futures and options transactions from volatility trades negotiated off-book upon the Eurex exchanges and to clear them through Eurex Clearing. These transactions are administered like normal exchange transactions and may too be closed through the order book of the Exchange.

In general, a Vola Trade is a trade where two parties

  • Conclude an on-exchange or off-book option transaction and
  • Simultaneously (or in a second step), these parties agree on the off-book purchase/sale of the futures contract underlying the option transaction.

Vola strategy with cash equity leg

Eurex too offers the entry of order information for volatility strategy trades for equity options including an integrated cash equity leg. Therefore, the Eurex® system does not support the trading of equity option volatility strategies through the regular order book. The entry of the order information for such transactions takes only place through the Block Trade Service.

A list of alll products admitted for the Vola Trade Service incl. Minimum Block Trade sizes can be found in the Contract Specifications for Futures Contracts and Options Contracts at Eurex Deutschland and Eurex Zürich, chapter 3.2.5.

 

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