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Weekly Options Surge in Popularity

Traders Magazine, December 2011

Peter Chapman

Volume is up for the ninth straight year in the options industry, but there's a big difference this year. Of the 21.6 percent increase in total year-over-year volume through October, over a third of the growth is coming from contracts that expire weekly. That makes weeklies one of the most successful product launches in the industry's history.

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