From the July 01, 2009 issue of Futures Magazine • Subscribe!

New for Traders

Exchanges

CME Group launched clearing services for eight new petroleum swap futures contracts and two new electricity swap futures contracts. CME Group also announced an extension to the block fee waiver and changes to the notional coupon and listing schedule for interest rate swap futures contracts. www.cmegroup.com

NYSE Liffe launched a standard, cash-settled futures contract based on the FTSE 100 Dividend Index. www.nyx.com

Indexes

Russell Index Futures information, data, statistics and news are now available via Twitter. twitter.com/RussellonICE

Dow Jones Indexes launched the Dow Jones U.S. Economic Stimulus Index. www.djindexes.com

Forex

Deutsche Bank added 50 additional currencies to its FX4Cash platform. www.db.com

Interactive Brokers now offers forex flash tours on the Traders’ University section of its website. www.interactivebrokers.com

Fortis Bank Global Clearing has licensed the TwoFour System to automate its Foreign Exchange risk management, clearing and settlement processes. www.twofour.com

Squared Financial Services Ltd. launched a trade allocation grid on their SquaredTrader FX platform. www.squaredfinancial.com

Options

Charles Schwab added upgrades to its options trading platforms, including new charting studies, new screening capabilities, new historical price charts and multi-leg trading enhancements. http://www.schwabat.com

ETFs

Deutsche Bank has expanded the range of db x-trackers ETFs available in France by listing 14 new products on NYSE Euronext’s Paris market. www.dbxtrackers.com

Trading Platforms

Trading Technologies International, Inc. has connected its X_TRADER derivatives trading platform to Tokyo Commodity Exchange, Inc. www.tradingtechnologies.com

Trayport announced that Five Rings Capital LLC has chosen to use Trayport’s GlobalVision Trading Gateway for commodity trading. www.trayport.com

LeveL ATS launched SmartBlock, a new order type for its trading platform that controls the rate of execution if a stock moves away from the arrival price. www.LeveLATS.com

Other

SunGard launched new clearing gateways for listed derivatives markets that will be integrated with SunGard’s post-trade derivatives processing solutions, including GL Clearvision, GL Ubix and GMI. www.sungard.com

Fiserv released the latest version of its post-trade processing solution, TradeFlow Release 2.4. www.fiserv.com

Intelligize launched Precedent Check, a search, retrieval and cataloguing service for preparing SEC regulatory filings. www.intelligize.com/freetrial.

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