CME Group expanded electronic trading hours for the CBOT grains, oilseeds and ethanol contracts in the morning by one hour and fifteen minutes, until 7:15 a.m. CME Group also announced modifications to its trading fee schedule effective in the third quarter of 2009. CME Group launched six financially settled petroleum swap futures contracts available through CME ClearPort and clearing services for its PJM Western Hub 50 MW peak calendar month real-time LMP swap futures contract and launched four new In Delivery Month European Union Allowance (EUA) and Certified Emission Reduction (CER) futures and options contracts. www.cmegroup.com
NYSE Technologies launched its next generation market data infrastructure, NYSE Technologies’ Market Data Platform V5. www.nyse.com
ELX released its fee schedule and block trade thresholds for trading U.S. Treasury futures contracts. www.elxfutures.com
The North American Derivatives Exchange (Nadex), formerly HedgeStreet, has launched a new trading platform and new contracts. Nadex now offers Wall Street 30, US Tech 100, and US 500 equity index binaries and spreads. New commodity markets include soybeans and corn. www.nadex.com
National Futures Association announced the launch of its redesigned website, www.nfa.futures.org.
dbFX.com will work with Bloomberg to launch an investor video series on forex trading. www.dbfx.com
The International Securities Exchange introduced real-time options analytics in its front-end options trading system, PrecISE Trade. www.ise.com/precise
The Chicago Board Options Exchange will list options on Berkshire Hathaway B Shares. www.cboe.com
CME Group announced the addition of Options on 5-, 7-, 10- and 30-Year Interest Rate Swap futures. www.cmegroup.com
optionsXpress released the beta version of Xtend2, a downloadable trading platform for individual traders. www.myxtend.com.
OptionMetrics released Ivy DB Asia, a source of historical option prices, implied volatility and sensitivity calculations for APAC region markets. www.optionmetrics.com.
Russell Investments added 14 initial public offerings to the Russell Global Index. Russell also launched a new Shariah compliant offering, the Russell-Jadwa Shariah Index. www.russell.com/indexes
Trayport Limited’s Trading Gateway system, which enables traders to view and trade market data from multiple liquidity pools on a single user interface, is now connected to the CME Globex electronic trading platform and the CME ClearPort clearing system. www.trayport.com
BIDS Trading has launched a Twitter account. Twitter.com/BIDStrading
GFT and Autochartist introduced new Fibonacci-based market patterns for GFT’s DealBook 360 trading software. www.autochartist.com
StreamBase announced that CME Group has selected StreamBase Complex Event processing solution for enterprise-wide deployment. StreamBase also released connectivity to Twitter. www.streambase.com
Alphacet, Inc. released a new Octave interface for its Alphacet Discovery software platform. www.alphacet.com
Interactive Data announced the immediate availability of Market-Q 3.0, an update to the market data desktop terminal. www.Market-Q.com
FMX Connect, a commodity and energy content portal, has launched. www.fmxconnect.com/.
Bloomberg Tradebook released a new tactical trading algorithm that enables traders to ladder or scale into or exit from futures or foreign exchange trading strategies. www.bloombergtradebook.com