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

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Exchanges

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

Websites

National Futures Association announced the launch of its redesigned website, www.nfa.futures.org.

Forex

dbFX.com will work with Bloomberg to launch an investor video series on forex trading. www.dbfx.com

Options

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.

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