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Monday, December 03, 2007

Options Trader Alert #2007 - 9
NASDAQ Options Market Launch to be Rescheduled

Please Route To: Options Contacts, Head Traders, Technical Contacts, Compliance Officers, Vendor Tech, Buy-Side Contacts

What you need to know:

  • With the approval of The NASDAQ Options Market rule filing still pending, the launch of The NASDAQ Options Market, originally scheduled for Friday, December 7, 2007, will be rescheduled.
  • Testing opportunities will continue to be available.
  • Further information, including the new launch date, will be communicated as it becomes available.
Who you should contact: NASDAQ Market Sales at 800.846.0477


What is the update on The NASDAQ Options Market?
Because the approval of The NASDAQ Options MarketSM rule filing is pending, the launch of The NASDAQ Options Market, originally scheduled for Friday, December 7, 2007, will be rescheduled. Further information, including the new launch date, will be communicated as it becomes available.

Will testing continue to be available?
Yes. Testing for The NASDAQ Options Market continues to be available on a daily basis. Information on any additional Saturday User Acceptance Tests (UATs) will be communicated as it becomes available.

To test during the week:

  • Complete a Port Request Form if you have not already done so and submit it to NASDAQ® Subscriber Services via email or by fax at 212.231.5426.
  • Once the port is configured and connectivity is established, contact NASDAQ Trading Services at 212.231.5180 to coordinate the testing. Trading Services can identify the instruments listed on The NASDAQ Options Market test system.

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