DEFINITION of 'Chicago Board Options Exchange - CBOE'
Founded in 1973, the CBOE is an exchange that focuses on options contracts for individual equities, indexes and interest rates. The CBOE is the world's largest options market. It captures a majority of the options traded. It is also a market leader in developing new financial products and technological innovation, particularly with electronic trading.
The CBOE is also referred to as the "See-bo".