This has bugged me for a long time, and I feel like I am missing some information. When I browse Eurex, a derivatives exchange in Europe, I don't see the kinds of liquidity I would expect.
For instance, options on Volkswagon (VOW on Xetra) only go to the strike price of 140 - a mere 20% below the average daily trading price at the time - and the earliest ones expire in 30 days. Where are the weeklies, dailies, and most of all, the liquidity? Volkswagon is one of the biggest publicly traded companies in Germany, and Europe as a whole, so if that one can't attract liquidity, the others will attract less
My real conclusion is that Eurex is not the only equity options exchange for German equities, but I'm not sure.
Where is the liquidity in the equity options market for European, specifically German, equities.