-Active Weekly Options Series for DIA, IWM, QQQQ and SPY Available on NYSE Amex-
NYSE Amex Options to List More Short Term Option Series
NEW YORK, June 17, 2010 – NYSE Amex options today announced that it will list and begin trading its second set of weekly Short Term Option Series on Friday, June 18, 2010. Expiring the following Friday, June 25, 2010, these products will be available for DIA, IWM, QQQQ and SPY. NYSE Amex options became the first exchange to list and trade physically settled, Short Term Option Series on June 4, 2010. In their first week of trading, the Short Term Option Series in DIA, IWM, QQQQ, and SPY accounted for nearly 1 million contracts traded.
“Following the well-received June 4 launch of Short Term Options on NYSE Amex, we hope to continue that momentum and believe that these products will remain highly attractive to investors,” said Steve Crutchfield, CEO, NYSE Amex options. “NYSE Amex options has a long history of innovation and through products like these, we will continue to introduce valuable new tools for investors.”
On Friday, June 18, NYSE Amex options will list Call and Put series with the following Exercise Prices in the following ranges to expire on June 25, 2010.
SPY 101 - 120
QQQQ 36 - 55
DIA 95 - 114
IWM 57 - 76
NYSE Amex options provides customers with a distinct, customer-driven marketplace that offers exceptional technology combined with a proven open-outcry trading environment. As one of two competing U.S. options exchanges operated by NYSE Euronext, it provides customers with a valuable platform to trade options with reliability, transparency and enhanced efficiency. NYSE Euronext's U.S. options exchanges, NYSE Arca and NYSE Amex options utilize state-of-the-art open outcry trading facilities with an advanced electronic trading platform capable of processing 400,000 orders and 3,500,000 quotes per second with 2 millisecond acknowledgment (ACK) times.
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