Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Options Trader Alert #2012 - 38
BX Options Announces Options Available for Trading on June 29, 2012 Launch
What you need to know:
What is changing?
As announced in OTA #31, NASDAQ OMX plans to launch a new options market, BX Options, on June 29, 2012, pending SEC approval.
BX Options will launch with listed options on five products: AA, C, INTC, MU, PCX.
When will more products be rolled out to BX Options?
Additional products will be rolled out in the weeks following the launch, in several additional rollout segments. Further details on the complete rollout will be communicated at a later date.
Is testing available?
Testing is available daily in the BX Options Test Facility. Firms that would like to test must fill out a BX Options port request form to order test ports.
BX Options will also offer Saturday testing on the production system on Saturday, June 23, 2012.
Firms will need production ports for the Saturday Tests, which can be requested via the BX Options port request form.
How do firms become members of BX Options?
Firms should follow the membership instructions on the BX Options web page.
Where can I find more information?
- Refer to the BX Options Page on the NASDAQ Trader® website.
- Refer to the BX Options FAQs.
- Refer to the BX 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.