Energy companies and financial stocks were the main focus of attention. Royal Bank of Canada launched an autocallable note linked to the US Natural Gas Fund. HSBC structured an accelerated growth investment giving exposure to the Oil Service HLDRS, an exchange-traded fund which incorporates 18 oil-producing stocks.
On the reverse convertible side, a selection of energy names made an appearance, including General Electric, Massey Energy, First Solar, Chesapeake and Conoco Phillips. Financial expo