Miami International Holdings, Inc. Reports January 2019 Trading Results for MIAX Exchange Group; MIAX Emerald Sets New Launch Date of March 1, 2019

PRINCETON, New Jersey, Feb. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Miami International Holdings, Inc. (MIH) today reported the January 2019 trading activity for its two fully electronic options exchanges – MIAX Options® and MIAX PEARL™ (together, the MIAX Exchange Group™). The MIAX Exchange Group collectively executed over 37.3 million contracts in January 2019 for a combined average daily volume (ADV) of 1,776,417 contracts, representing a total U.S. equity options market share of 9.94%.

Trading Volume for MIAX Options and MIAX PEARL,
Current Month
Year-to-Date Comparison
Total Options ContractsJan-19Jan-18% ChgDec-18% ChgJan-19Jan-18% Chg
Trading Days2121192121
U.S. Equity Options Industry375,222,959411,650,134-8.8%376,883,978-0.4%375,222,959411,650,134-8.8%
MIAX Exchange Group37,304,76729,880,94224.8%36,720,8231.6%37,304,76729,880,94224.8%
MIAX Options15,719,88819,137,782-17.9%14,935,7635.2%15,719,88819,137,782-17.9%
MIAX PEARL21,584,87910,743,160100.9%21,785,060-0.9%21,584,87910,743,160100.9%
Options ADVJan-19Jan-18% ChgDec-18% ChgJan-19Jan-18% Chg
U.S. Equity Options Industry17,867,76019,602,387-8.8%19,835,999-9.9%17,867,76019,602,387-8.8%
MIAX Exchange Group1,776,4171,422,90224.8%1,932,675-8.1%1,776,4171,422,90224.8%
MIAX Options748,566911,323-17.9%786,093-4.8%748,566911,323-17.9%
MIAX PEARL1,027,851511,579100.9%1,146,582-10.4%1,027,851511,579100.9%
Market ShareJan-19Jan-18% ChgDec-18% ChgJan-19Jan-18% Chg
MIAX Exchange Group9.94%7.26%37.0%9.74%2.0%9.94%7.26%37.0%
MIAX Options4.19%4.65%-9.9%3.96%5.7%4.19%4.65%-9.9%
MIAX PEARL5.75%2.61%120.4%5.78%-0.5%5.75%2.61%120.4%

Other news and achievements include:  

MIAX Emerald

  • Set new launch date of March 1, 2019, subject to the SEC’s final approval of such date.
  • Joined the Options Price Reporting Authority (OPRA) and the Options Clearing Corporation (OCC) in anticipation of launching trading operations.

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

For more information regarding MIAX Emerald interface specifications, please visit:

Corporate Communications Contact:Dominique Prunetti-Miller
(609) 897-1465
JConnelly Media Contact:Tony Kono
(973) 525-6855

About MIH and the MIAX Exchange Group

Miami International Holdings, Inc. (MIH) is the parent holding company of Miami International Securities Exchange, LLC (MIAX Options) and MIAX PEARL, LLC (MIAX PEARL and together with MIAX Options, the MIAX Exchange Group), two fully electronic options trading exchanges. MIH is also the parent holding company of MIAX Emerald, LLC (MIAX Emerald), a third options exchange expected to join the MIAX Exchange Group on March 1, 2019, subject to the SEC’s final approval of such launch date.

MIAX Options currently lists and trades options on approximately 2,800 multi-listed classes. MIAX Options’ unparalleled system throughput is approximately 38 million quotes per second. The average latency for a single quote on MIAX Options is approximately 16.49 microseconds for a full round trip. At the 99th and 99.9th percentiles, the latency on MIAX Options is approximately 23.71 and 67.64 microseconds, respectively.

MIAX PEARL launched trading operations on February 6, 2017 and currently lists and trades options on approximately 2,800 multi-listed classes. The average latency for a single order on MIAX PEARL is approximately 24.19 microseconds for a round trip. At the 99th and 99.9th percentiles, the latency on MIAX PEARL is approximately 45.54 and 48.24 microseconds, respectively.

The MIAX Exchange Group has assembled a team with deep rooted experience in developing, operating and trading on options exchanges, and its trading platforms have been developed in-house and designed from the ground up for the unique functional and performance demands of derivatives trading. MIAX Options, MIAX PEARL and MIAX Emerald (following launch) leverage the MIAX Exchange Group’s industry-leading technology and infrastructure to provide their member firms with traditional pricing and pro rata allocation (MIAX Options) and maker-taker pricing and price-time allocation (MIAX PEARL) market structures, as well as a hybrid market structure with maker-taker pricing and pro rata allocation (MIAX Emerald). The MIAX Exchange Group’s executive offices and National Operations Center are located in Princeton, New Jersey. The MIAX Exchange Group also maintains a Miami Operations Center in Miami, Florida, which contains the Miami Annual Meeting and Conference Center and the offices of MIAX Technologies and MIAX Global.

In addition to MIAX PEARL, MIAX Options and MIAX Emerald, MIH is the parent holding company of Miami International Technologies, LLC (MIAX Technologies) and MIAX Global, LLC (MIAX Global). MIAX Technologies is MIH’s technology subsidiary for the sale and/or license of the trading technology developed by the MIAX Exchange Group. MIAX Global focuses on merger, acquisition and joint venture activities of MIH. MIAX Global also provides technology and other services outside of North America, with its initial concentration being on Europe and Latin America.

Disclaimer and Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

The press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to purchase any securities of MIH, and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer; solicitation or sale would be unlawful. This press release may contain forward-looking statements, including forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements concerning the plans, objectives, expectations and intentions and other statements that are not historical or current facts of MIH, together with its subsidiaries, including MIAX Options and MIAX PEARL (collectively, the Company). Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about the possible or assumed future results of operations of the Company; the competitive position of the Company; potential growth opportunities available to the Company; the expectation with respect to securities, options and future markets and general economic conditions; the effects of competition on the Company’s business; and the impact of future legislation and regulatory changes on the Company’s business. Forward-looking statements are based on the Company’s current expectations and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements.