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

New for Traders


CME Group launched a new version of CME E-quotes. CME Group also launched 18 new natural gas basis, index and swing swaps futures contracts, 17 new petroleum product swaps futures contracts, five new natural gas liquids swaps futures contracts and two plastics futures contracts on ClearPort. CME Group announced it will begin trading Turkish lira futures contracts denominated in both U.S. dollars and euros in January 2009.

NYSE Euronext launched TradeCheck, a service for evaluating equity trade executions on European exchanges.


eSignal launched a new end-of-day product called eSignal OnDemand, released FutureSource Ag Workstation and LiveCharts Ag and redesigned its trader forum,

Adaptrade Software released Market System Analyzer version 3.

Cogency Software released version 3.5 of Fund of Hedge Fund Insight.

YellowBrix launched RightTrade, a tool for forecasting stock market movement.

TradeStation Securities launched TradeStation Scanner, a tool for sorting and ranking symbols by price, volume or data indicators to create custom symbol lists.


NYSE Euronext launched the Low Carbon 100 Europe Index, designed to measure the performance of the 100 largest blue-chip European companies with the lowest carbon emissions in their respective sectors. The new EasyETF Low Carbon 100 Europe is based on the new index.

Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC lowered expense ratios for its domestic PowerShares FTSE RAFI ETF portfolios to 39 basis points.

Trading Platforms:

Charles Schwab added enhancements to its trading platform, including bracket order technology, customizable trading alerts and advanced charting tools.


Interactive Brokers now offers direct access to Australian Contracts for Difference on the Australian Stock Exchange.

BarclayHedge and Global Fund Technologies, LLC launched, a platform to match up hedge fund managers with institutional and high net worth investors.

SunGard added multi-currency, multi-access trading capabilities and compliance services to its Brass order management and direct market access platform.

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