New for traders: Financials

October 31, 2009 07:00 PM

BATS Global Markets launched the BATS 1000 Index, which is based on the performance of 1000 U.S. stocks across 10 sectors. BATS also announced plans to launch a second U.S. equities exchange in early 2010.

Russell Investments added 10 initial public offerings to the U.S. broad-market Russell 3000 Index.

FTSE Group and Record Currency Management launched the first set of indexes within the new FTSE Currency Forward Rate Bias (FRB) Index Series.

CME Group will launch long-term U.S. Treasury bond futures, or "Ultra" Treasury bonds, beginning in early first quarter 2010. CME Group also announced a new Latin American Fund Manager Incentive Program that will enable registered Latin American-based funds to receive discounted trading fees for electronic trading of CME, CBOT and Nymex products.

PowerShares Listed Private Equity Portfolio will begin tracking the Global Listed Private Equity Index, and be renamed the PowerShares Global Listed Private Equity Portfolio.

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