From the February 01, 2008 issue of Futures Magazine • Subscribe!

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Intercontinental Exchange’s Winnipeg Commodity Exchange subsidiary has transitioned trading in all of its products to the ICE electronic platform and changed its name to ICE Futures Canada.

Also, ICE Futures U.S. is implementing block trade capability for the Sugar No. 11, Coffee “C” and Robusta Coffee futures and options contracts, and for the Cotton No. 2, Cocoa and FCOJ-A options contracts.

Also, ICE Futures U.S. has implemented Trade At Settlement capability in the ICE electronic trading system for Russell 2000 Mini futures contracts.

The Philadelphia Stock Exchange now has penny increment trading for dollar-settled world currency options on the Euro, pound, Australian dollar, Canadian dollar, Swiss franc and Japanese yen.

NYSE Arca started new pricing for trading Nasdaq-listed securities and reduced routing fees for NYSE Arca and Amex-listed securities.

Liffe-NYSE Euronext’s derivatives business will start listing daily options on the AEX index.

Also, Euronext launched a new series of strategy indexes, Leverage, Short and XBear, and opened its new broadband access service to members.

The following ASPs will offer access to Liffe Connect: Bloomberg Tradebook, CQG, Fidessa, Ffastfill, GL Trade, RTS and Trading Technologies International.

OneChicago is listing two new single-stock futures, PowerShares QQQ and iShares Russell 2000 Index Fund.

The Canadian Business Investor 500 and Tech 100 listings are now available in French on the TSX Group’s Web site.

OMX Nordic Exchange will offer post trade anonymity in Helsinki and Iceland to all equity-related markets.

The CME-Carvill Hurricane Index and CME-Carvill Hurricane Index cat-in-a-box futures and options on futures contracts’ first three events are now listed for trading.

ISE Stock Exchange introduced a new fee structure, increasing its maker rebate to $0.0032/share. Also, ISE and Eurex completed their merger.

The SWX Swiss Exchange is introducing a new fee model, Directive 16, effective in April 2008.

NCDEX Spot Exchange, a subsidiary of India’s National Commodity & Derivative Exchange, now offers spot trading in sugar.


FXCM is in production with 29West’s messaging technology in its Forex System Selector.

FX Bridge Technologies launched an enhancement to its ProTrader Plus dealing platform.


OptionsHouse launched an application for online electronic funds transfers.

UBS is launching a suite of algorithms for options.


Russell Investments added 121 IPOs to the Russell Global Index.


PowerShares Capital Management is now listing three buy-write portfolios covering the Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500 and Nasdaq

Last Atlantis Capital Management now has LACM Long/Short Equity Share Class W, a 130/30 strategy that incorporates proprietary models to trade baskets of equities.

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