It was announced on Thursday that the international derivatives exchange Eurex will be launching around 170 further single stock futures on stocks listed on the Dow Jones STOXX 600, RDXxt USD and S&P 500 indices in the period leading up to February 2008. The products will be introduced from 8 October onwards in eight blocks of up to 40 futures each. As of this date, Eurex says it will also be extending the contract months for all single stock futures by an additional calendar month, while the maximum term will remain unchanged.
According to Eurex, the new products will offer single stock futures on more than 570 equities from 18 countries in four currencies. For the first time, single stock futures on Norwegian equities in EUR will be traded. Eurex will also extend its product offering with a new currency with the launch of single stock futures on major US equities in USD.