Press Release

Miami International Holdings Reports November 2020 Trading Results for MIAX Exchange Group

PRINCETON, N.J., Dec. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Miami International Holdings, Inc. (MIH) today reported November 2020 options trading results for its three national securities exchanges – MIAX®, MIAX PEARL® and MIAX Emerald® (together, the MIAX Exchange Group™). The MIAX Exchange Group collectively executed over 69 million equity option contracts in November for a combined average daily volume (ADV) of 3,453,514 contracts, representing a total U.S. equity options market share of 10.79%.

Additionally, MIAX PEARL Equities™ completed its rollout of all NMS symbols on November 20, 2020 and executed a record 6,905,359 shares on November 23. Monthly reporting of the MIAX Exchange Group’s equity trading results will begin in 2021.

Equity Options Trading Volume for MIAX Exchange Group,

Current Month

Year-to-Date Comparison
Equity Options Contracts Nov-20 Nov-19 % Chg Oct-20 % Chg Nov-20 Nov-19 % Chg
Trading Days 20 20 22 231 231
U.S. Equity Options Industry 640,174,308 357,882,106 78.9% 597,964,688 7.1% 6,284,658,008 4,046,750,305 55.3%
MIAX Exchange Group 69,070,280 35,880,024 92.5% 73,320,613 -5.8% 747,840,554 403,150,105 85.5%
MIAX 24,998,418 15,451,719 61.8% 31,035,089 -19.5% 298,836,167 162,361,564 84.1%
MIAX PEARL 21,710,167 17,121,215 26.8% 20,740,055 4.7% 271,063,135 215,287,832 25.9%
MIAX Emerald 22,361,695 3,307,090 576.2% 21,545,469 3.8% 177,941,252 25,500,709 597.8%
Equity Options ADV Nov-20 Nov-19 % Chg Oct-20 % Chg Nov-20 Nov-19 % Chg
U.S. Equity Options Industry 32,008,715 17,894,105 78.9% 27,180,213 17.8% 27,206,312 17,518,400 55.3%
MIAX Exchange Group 3,453,514 1,794,001 92.5% 3,332,755 3.6% 3,237,405 1,745,239 85.5%
MIAX 1,249,921 772,586 61.8% 1,410,686 -11.4% 1,293,663 702,864 84.1%
MIAX PEARL 1,085,508 856,061 26.8% 942,730 15.1% 1,173,433 931,982 25.9%
MIAX Emerald 1,118,085 165,355 576.2% 979,340 14.2% 770,308 110,393 597.8%
Equity Options Market Share for MIAX Exchange Group,

Current Month

Year-to-Date Comparison
Equity Options Market Share Nov-20 Nov-19 % Chg Oct-20 % Chg Nov-20 Nov-19 % Chg
MIAX Exchange Group 10.79% 10.03% 7.6% 12.26% -12.0% 11.90% 9.96% 19.4%
MIAX 3.90% 4.32% -9.6% 5.19% -24.8% 4.76% 4.01% 18.5%
MIAX PEARL 3.39% 4.78% -29.1% 3.47% -2.2% 4.31% 5.32% -18.9%
MIAX Emerald 3.49% 0.92% 278.0% 3.60% -3.1% 2.83% 0.63% 349.3%

Recent news and achievements include: 


  • Announced that in connection with MIH’s anticipated acquisition of the Minneapolis Grain Exchange, Inc. (MGEX), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) approved the transfer of MGEX’s Contract Market Designation to Minneapolis Grain Exchange, LLC, an entity created for purposes of the transaction. MIH’s acquisition of MGEX is expected to close on December 4, 2020, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
  • Announced a strategic partnership and equity investment in Vesica Technologies (Vesica), a financial technology company that creates products and services that make financial data more accessible and actionable to users. Through this strategic partnership, Vesica’s SHIFT SearchSM (SHIFT) will be made available for options and equities data through the MIAX Exchange Group’s website, and will be accessible by any user, free of charge. The SHIFT platform is expected to be available in the first quarter of 2021.
  • Announced an equity investment in StratiFi Technologies, Inc., an upcoming portfolio risk analysis and compliance platform that helps financial advisors and wealth management firms engage clients to make informed investment decisions while staying compliant with SEC regulations.

For further information regarding the MIAX Exchange Group, please visit or contact MIAX Trading Operations at

Corporate Communications Contact: Natalie Kay, Karma Agency

About MIH and the MIAX Exchange Group

Miami International Holdings, Inc. (MIH) is the parent holding company of Miami International Securities Exchange, LLC (MIAX®), MIAX PEARL, LLC (MIAX PEARL®) and MIAX Emerald, LLC (MIAX Emerald® and together with MIAX and MIAX PEARL, the MIAX Exchange Group™), three national securities exchanges. MIH also owns a controlling interest in the Bermuda Stock Exchange.

MIAX, MIAX PEARL and MIAX Emerald options exchanges leverage the MIAX Exchange Group’s industry-leading technology and infrastructure to provide their member firms with traditional pricing and pro rata allocation (MIAX), maker-taker pricing and price-time allocation (MIAX PEARL) market structures, and a hybrid market structure with maker-taker pricing and pro rata allocation (MIAX Emerald).

MIAX Options® serves as the exclusive exchange venue for cash-settled options on the SPIKES® Volatility Index (Ticker: SPIKE), a measure of the expected 30-day volatility in the SPDR® S&P 500® ETF (SPY).

Under MIAX PEARL’s exchange license, MIAX PEARL Equities™ provides its members with best-in-class performance through a combination of high determinism, low latency and high throughput. MIAX PEARL Equities has maker-taker pricing and a price-time allocation model.

The MIAX Exchange Group’s executive offices and National Operations Center are located in Princeton, NJ, with additional offices located in Miami, FL.

To learn more about MIH and the MIAX Exchange Group visit

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