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Thinking broadly about emerging markets

Apr 19, 2016  |  Raman Aylur Subramanian, Equity Applied Research, MSCI Emerging-market equities revived in the first quarter after a rather dismal performance over the past five years. The pickup has left investors to wonder whether the gains might continue and to think anew about how to approach the segment. A pickup in the performance […]






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New Benchmark Indexes That Use S&P 500 Weekly Options – Presentation in Switzerland

S&P 500® Weekly options (SPXW) offer near-term expirations on Fridays other than the third Friday standard expirations. Average daily volume for the S&P 500 Weekly options grew to 272,939 in 2014. QUESTION ABOUT WEEKLY OPTIONS – Some options investors and commentators have asked questions such as – “Are the Weekly options merely tools for short-term […]






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Options on MSCI EAFE and EM Indexes – Bigger Notional Size and Added Expirations

CBOE recently launched trading in options on the MSCI Emerging Markets Index (MXEF) and the MSCI EAFE Index (MXEA).CBOE’s options on MSCI indexes are designed to provide investors different ways to efficiently gain exposure to the global equity markets and execute risk management, hedging, asset allocation and income generation strategies. ADDED EXPIRATION DATES At the […]






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$3.7 Trillion in A.U.M. Tracks EAFE and E.M. Indexes, as First-ever Index Options Launch

On Tuesday April 21 CBOE launched its first-ever trading in cash-settled options on two MSCI indexes – the MSCI Emerging Markets Index (MXEF) and the MSCI EAFE Index (MXEA). Options on the MSCI Emerging Markets Index and the MSCI EAFE Index are designed to enable investors to efficiently hedge and manage their non-U.S. equity portfolio […]






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2015 Risk Management Conference: CBOE President and COO Edward Provost on New Initiatives

Thursday, March 5, 2015       CBOE President and COO Edward Provost kicked off Day Two of RMC with an update on recent CBOE developments, highlighting the exchange’s efforts to broaden access to its marketplace and to   expand and diversify its product offerings. Provost began with an update on CBOE’s extended trading hours initiative.  Last […]






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Trader Takes $780,000 Call Position in the EWJ

iShares MSCI Japan Index (NYSEARCA:EWJ) is an ETF made up of stocks that are primarily traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. EWJ tracks the MSCI Japan, which is an index that measures the performance of the Japanese equity market. The ETF has a relatively low volatility with a beta rating of .74 and a dividend […]