Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Options Trader Alert #2012 - 28
NASDAQ OMX Announces Launch of MSCI EM and MSCI EAFE Index Options
What you need to know:
What is being announced?
On Tuesday, May 1, 2012, MSCI EM Index Options and MSCI EAFE Index Options began trading on PHLX. MSCI EM and EAFE Index Options are the only cash-settled options available in the U.S. on these major global indexes.
What is the MSCI EM Index?
The MSCI Emerging Markets Index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization index that is designed to measure equity market performance in the global emerging markets. Real-time codes can be found at:
- Reuters .MSCIEF
- Bloomberg MXEF
What is the MSCI EAFE Index?
The MSCI EAFE Index is recognized as the pre-eminent benchmark in the United States to measure international equity performance. It comprises the MSCI country indices that represent developed markets outside of North America: Europe, Australasia and the Far East. Real-time codes can be found at:
- Reuters .MSCIEA
- Bloomberg MXEA
Where can I find more information?
- Refer to the MSCI Index Options page on the NASDAQ OMX Trader® website.
- Refer to the MSCI Index Options Fact Sheet.
- Contact Transaction Services U.S. Market Sales at +1 800 846 0477.
About the NASDAQ OMX Group: The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, with more than 3,600 listed companies. NASDAQ OMX offers multiple capital raising solutions to companies around the globe, including its U.S. listings market, NASDAQ OMX Nordic, NASDAQ OMX Baltic, NASDAQ OMX First North, and the U.S. 144A sector. The company offers trading across multiple asset classes including equities, derivatives, debt, commodities, structured products and exchange-traded funds. NASDAQ OMX technology supports the operations of over 70 exchanges, clearing organizations and central securities depositories in more than 50 countries. NASDAQ OMX Nordic and NASDAQ OMX Baltic are not legal entities but describe the common offering from NASDAQ OMX exchanges in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Iceland, Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius. For more information about NASDAQ OMX, visit www.nasdaqomx.com.