US equity options trading soared to 2.8 billion contracts in 2007,Tabb

The study shows that trading reached record levels on a monthly basis. It also highlights that volatility flirting occurred with historical highs, as well as an enhanced regulatory environment and an improved understanding of the benefits of options strategies.

Tabb estimates that 30% of institutional investors are using options as part of their portfolio strategies, with the number set to double in the coming years. “Hedge funds and proprietary trading desks are developing and implementing n

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