Eurex Exchange will launch weekly options contacts on its highly liquid Euro Bund futures in April, allowing investors to react quicker to market events.
The contracts allow for more flexibility and the ability to act on or hedge short-term events, and have become a popular tool for market participants in recent years.
Over the past year, Nasdaq Nordic and Euronext have also moved to launch the products, which have traditionally been used more widely on US markets.
Eurex already offers weekly options on its Euro STOXX 50 and DAX products.
“Weekly options will offer investors the possibility to react more precisely to market events,” said Mehtap Dinc, Eurex executive board member.
“Trading activity in options with short-expiration periods on the Euro STOXX 50 and DAX has shown that investors value these types of instruments.”
The contracts will go live in late April.