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Traders Are Fleeing the Options Market

Traders fleeing equity options markets while options volume in futures options remains healthy.

By Gunjan Banerji
May 7, 2017 8:00 a.m. ET

Falling volumes and spiraling costs are pushing trading firms out of U.S. options, raising concerns about fragility in a market that investors rely on to protect portfolios.

Trading has dwindled in most areas of the market, and investors and traders are grappling with increasing fragmentation. 

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