Cboe EDGX Equities Exchange to introduce early trading hours from 8 March

Cboe Global Markets is to introduce early trading on the Cboe EDGX Equities Exchange beginning at 4:00 am ET, with order acceptance beginning at 3:30 am ET, from Monday, 8 March, pending regulatory approval.  

Currently, Cboe EDGX commences its early trading session at 7:00 am ET and begins accepting orders at 6:00 am ET. The move to expand early trading hours on Cboe EDGX aims to meet growing customer demand particularly among retail investors throughout the world, who seek to execute their trading strategies on Cboe's US equities markets during global trading hours.

Cboe EDGX is one of the fastest growing equities exchanges in the US, averaging 705 million shares traded per day in 2020. The Exchange aims to cater to a broad set of market participants and offers innovative product offerings that are tailored to their various trading needs. In particular, Cboe's Retail Priority offering is designed to enhance execution quality for the growing retail customer base, which now comprises approximately 50 percent of monthly trading volumes on Cboe EDGX.  

Adam Inzirillo, Senior Vice President and Head of North American Equities, says: "We have demonstrated strong success engaging the retail trading community on Cboe EDGX Exchange through our Retail Priority offering, and are excited to further expand investor access to our markets through our planned extended early trading hours. As retail investors increasingly turn to Cboe EDGX as their trading venue of choice, we remain focused on delivering continued product innovation, industry-leading technology and superior service to help meet all their trading needs."

To support early trading on Cboe EDGX, the startup time for Cboe EDGX market data feeds as well as the Cboe One Feed is also planned to be updated to occur between 2:40 and 2:50 am ET, beginning 8 March. Cboe One Feed, available to customers globally, provides cost-effective, high quality, real-time US equities reference quote and trade information from all four of Cboe's US equities exchanges: BZX Exchange, BYX Exchange, EDGX Exchange and EDGA Exchange. Cboe One Feed disseminates quotes that in 2020 have been, on average, within 1 per cent of the National Best Bid and Offer (NBBO) more than 98 percent of the time.

Cboe is one of the largest exchange operators for US equities trading, accounting for approximately 16.8 per cent of total market share in continuous trading (excluding auctions) in 2020.

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