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Euro-denominated E-mini S&P 500 Futures

Press Release from CME

Euro-denominated E-mini S&P 500 Futures to Launch Monday
Trading Begins Monday, October 27, 2008

In just a few days, CME Group will kick off a smart new trading opportunity with Euro-denominated E-mini S&P 500 futures. These contracts, which have a multiplier of 50 euros (€), provide a flexible new way to trade the U.S. large-cap stock market and offer:

  • Choice of trading the preeminent U.S. large-cap benchmark in two of the world's leading currencies, the euro and U.S. dollar (USD)

  • Compelling correlations that generate new trading opportunities:
    • Spread vs. USD-denominated E-mini S&P 500 contracts

    • Spread vs. other euro-based derivatives

    • Spread vs. European market indices

  • Easy tool for managing U.S. large-cap and currency exposure in one trade

  • Enhanced convenience and relevance for customers trading primarily in euros

  • Dedicated market makers providing two-sided markets