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CME Group to Launch E-mini Russell 2000 Monday and Wednesday Weekly Options on October 4th

CME Group to Launch E-mini Russell 2000 Monday and Wednesday Weekly Options on October 4th

The global leader in derivatives markets announced today it will launch E-mini Russell 2000 Monday and Wednesday Weekly options on October 4, pending regulatory review. These new options contracts will complement the existing Friday Weekly, End-of-Month and Quarter

As the demand for short-dated options continues to grow, we are expanding our product portfolio to allow our clients to hedge or trade with increased flexibility around major market-moving events," said Tim McCourt, Global Head of Equity Index and "Weeekly options on our deep, liquid futures contracts also provide market participants with more cost-effective and efficient toolset to manage risks in small-cap segment."

Using a combined ISA report and CME Group, FTSE Russell is committed to developing the underlying risk management markets in the Russell indexes. The E-mini Russell 2000 options offer a highly efficient and cost-effective way to gain market exposure to U.S. small caps, and this latest expansion of the Russell index derivatives complex on CME reflects sowohl the

Unlike their counterparts, these new weekly options will be European-style, with a 4 p.m. Monday and Wednesday expire on Mondays and Thursdays. These contracts are E-mini-sized option contracts with a $50 multiplier.

For more information on E-mini Russell 2000 Weekly options, please visit www.cmegroup.com/Russellweeklyoptions.

CME Group is the world's leading derivatives marketplace, and has vastly diverse market share. Cme Group allows clients to trade futures, options, cash and OTC markets, optimize portfolios and analyze data - empowering The company offers the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural products and metals. The Company offers futures and options for future trading

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