A new option on the Dow Jones UBS Commodity Index is to be admitted for trading on the Eurex Exchange on 27 June 2011. The new option will complement the future on the Dow Jones UBS Composite Index already listed as well as the nine other futures on the entire range of the Dow Jones UBS family subindices.
“In launching the option, we are taking the next logical step and reacting to the increased interest of our clients in exchange-traded index products in this asset class. Trading in the index future should benefit considerably from the availability of an option,” says Peter Reitz (pictured), member of the Eurex Executive Board. “Commodities have established themselves as an investment vehicle among institutional investors, thus enabling better portfolio diversification.”
The new option based on the excess return version of the index is denominated in US dollars. A market making program will be offered for liquidity in the order book as well as for OTC transactions.
Around 40,000 commodity index futures have already been traded this year, thereof 27,500 in the broad Dow Jones UBS Composite Index.