Horizons BetaPro has launched the first ETF in Canada to track the S&P Vix 500 Short-Term Futures index
Vying for volatility
Clearport courts emerging market derivative exchange products in a bid to reduce systemic risk in commodity markets
A volatile time
Exchange-traded funds have proliferated in Europe, offering institutional investors enormous investment choice and liquidity at a low cost. We find out how and why these products are attracting the interest of a diverse range of investors and look at...
Lawyers say decree appears limited
Investors in Chinese stocks have been given more flexibility, with the launch of the country's first stock futures and a rule-change allowing short-selling of cash shares.
The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has announced details of a public meeting on March 25 to examine the trading of futures and options in the precious and base metals markets.
The Chicago Climate Futures Exchange (CCFE) has announced the successful completion of the first Massachusetts Renewable Energy Certificate (REC-MA) futures contract trade.
The Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) announced details of two new contracts on Friday, covering certain types of US offset and direct emission cuts taken in the US.
The Dubai Mercantile Exchange (DME) and Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) plan to jointly develop the first exchange-traded jet fuel futures contract.
The Singapore Exchange’s (SGX) yen-denominated Nikkei 225 futures contracts will be traded on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange’s Globex electronic trading platform, as well as on the two exchanges’ Mutual Offset trading link, as of February 23.
Svetlana Borovkova looks at detecting market transitions between backwardation and contango states using the forward curve. In this first part of a two-part article, she introduces two change indicators, which she applies to oil futures prices. Next month,...
A turf war between Atlanta’s IntercontinentalExchange and the New York Mercantile Exchange reveals a shift in the traditional role of over-the-counter brokers and exchanges, finds Catherine Lacoursière
The Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) has seen a 5% drop in net profit for the year to June 30, but revenues from derivatives trading, clearing and settlement rose 15% to $32.5 million, with 46,226 options contracts traded – 20% higher than the 38,519...