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

New for Traders

Exchanges

CME Group will launch CME Cleared Swaps on Sept. 2. CME Group also will offer 3-month Overnight Index Swaps futures and options on futures. The futures contract will be available for a trade date of September 8. www.cmegroup.com

NYSE Euronext added nine ETFs to its EasyETF range. www.nyx.com

Liffe now offers options contracts on Suez Environnement on its Paris market. www.euronext.com

The New York Mercantile Exchange launched a Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative carbon dioxide allowance futures contract. www.nymex.com

Indexes

The Chicago Board Options Exchange launched the CBOE Crude Oil Volatility Index. www.cboe.com

Newedge’s AlternativeEdge Short-Term Traders Index finished the month of July up 0.78%. www.newedge.com

Dow Jones Indexes and Brookfield Asset Management launched the Dow Jones Brookfield Infrastructure Indexes. www.dowjones.com

Forex

Interbank FX launched IBFX PowerStats, a trading tool that allows traders to learn more about the behavior of a given currency pair. www.ibfx.com

Dukascopy SWFX Swiss FX Marketplace entered into a collaboration with Citibank wherein banks, hedge funds and institutions can open an account with Citibank and trade directly on the Swiss FX Marketplace. Dukascopy-SWFX also is now available to regional banks and brokers through its White Label program. www.dukascopy.com

Trading Platforms

PFG BEST Direct ProTrader is now free. www.pfgpro.com

DTN introduced the DTN ProphetX 3.3 trading platform. www.dtn.com

ETFs

Deutsche Bank has listed two new db x-trackers ETFs on the CAC 40 and the CAC 40 short indexes on Euronext Paris. www.dbxtrackers.com

Invesco PowerShares will develop an ETF based on the Nasdaq OMX Global Agriculture Index. www.invescopowershares.com

Options

ACTIV Financial Inc. and Hanweck Associates launched VoleraFeed, a real-time options analytics service. www.activfinancial.com .

Other

Bloomberg Tradebook has launched a new IF/TRAIL algorithm on its futures system. www.bloombergtradebook.com

TradeStation Securities now offers flat-fee commission plans for equity traders. www.tradestation.com

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