From the December 01, 2011 issue of Futures Magazine • Subscribe!

New for traders: Financials

CME Group launched new contracts on the Euribor.

Tokyo Financial Exchange (TFX) will introduce a six month Euroyen LIBOR futures contract, with an expected launch date in 1Q12.

Russell Investments launched its first international equity factor exchange-traded funds (ETFs), designed to provide investors with focused exposure to fundamental risk factors within their portfolio’s international equity allocation. The three new factor ETFs, which listed on NYSE Arca, focus on some of the same factors as the existing set of 10 domestic factor ETFs: low beta, low volatility and high momentum.

ICE applied to register its ICE Trade Vault Service as a swap data repository (SDR) with the CFTC. The ICE Trade Vault is expected to launch in the 1H12, with ICE eConfirm to serve as the front end application for the ICE Trade Vault SDR under the Dodd-Frank Act

Chi-X Australia started offering trading on all S&P/ASX 200 and all ASX-listed ETFs on Nov. 9.

Dow Jones is adding 30 economic indicators from Southeast Asia to its Elementized News Feed, a machine-readable news feed for algorithmic traders. A dozen of the indicators have been added over the past month and the remainder will be available by the end of the January. The indicators originate from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand and the Philippines.

OSE will launch OSE DJIA futures (futures based on the Dow Jones Industrial Average) and Nikkei 225 VI futures (futures based on the Nikkei Stock Average Volatility Index) on Feb. 27, 2012.

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