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Cboe Options Exchange to Extend Global Trading Hours for VIX and SPX Options to Nearly 24 Hours-a-Day

CBOE VIX

CBOE announced plans to extend the global trading hours session (GTH) for its S&P 500 Index options (SPX) and Cboe Volatility Index (VIX) options to nearly 24 hours

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ASIC bans the sale of binary options to retail clients

Banking Code ASIC binary options

ASIC has made a product intervention order banning the issue and distribution of binary options to retail clients.

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ASIC’s CFD product intervention order takes effect

CFD's

ASIC’s product intervention order imposing conditions on the issue and distribution of contracts for difference (CFDs) to retail clients takes effect from today.

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CME Group to Launch Micro Bitcoin Futures on May 3

Micro Bitcoin Futures

CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced it will expand its suite of crypto derivatives with the introduction of a new Micro Bitcoin futures contract on May 3, pending regulatory review

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Murban Crude Oil Futures – ADM

Murban Crude Oil Futures - ADM

The Murban Crude Oil Future is a physically delivered contract, basis FOB Fujairah (ADNOC) loading terminal, UAE. The futures contract will provide users with an effective hedging instrument for Arab Gulf crude oil

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MiFID II position limit regime

MIFID II

The EU has recently adopted amendments to the position limit regime for commodity derivatives in Directive 2014/65/EU (MiFID II), which in Norway has been implemented in Chapter 15 of the Securities Trading Act.

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Data Spotlight – US options volume nearly doubles over the last 12 months

record options trading

In February 2021, single stock options on US options exchanges reached a total volume of 572.4 million contracts, an increase of 91.3% from February 2020. That growth comes after a significant increase in the prior year, too, with a 51.8% year-over-year increase between February 2020 and February 2019.

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FIA survey shows strong outlook for cleared derivatives markets

Outlook for trading volume derivatives industry

FIA conducted a survey at the beginning of 2021 to assess the outlook for the global cleared derivatives industry. The survey gathered feedback from people working at banks, brokers, exchanges, technology vendors and other firms that support the trading and clearing of derivatives such as futures and options.

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FIA announces 2021 Futures Hall of Fame inductees

FIA Futures Hall of Fame

FIA today announced the induction of eight new members into the FIA Futures Hall of Fame. This year’s class joins 157 other honorees in the Hall of Fame, which was established in 2005 on FIA’s 50th anniversary.

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Citi Clears CDS Index Option Trades Through ICE Clear Credit

ICE Index Options futures climate risk fixed income

ICE, a leading operator of global exchanges and clearing houses and provider of mortgage technology, data and listings services, today announced that Citi has traded and cleared the first client-executed Credit Default Swap (CDS) Index Option trades in the U.S. through ICE Clear Credit.

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