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CME Group Announces Multiplier Increase for S&P Financial SPCTR Indexes

Wed Jul 01 2009

CHICAGO, July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CME Group, the world's largest and most diverse derivatives exchange, announced today that the multiplier for the S&P Financial SPCTR Index and the S&P Technology SPCTR Index futures contracts will each double to $250 times the index price beginning Monday, July 27. Along with the increase in the contract multiplier, the new minimum tick size will also double to $25.00 per contract. These contracts are listed with, and subject to, the rules and regulations of CME.


"Several large trading entities specifically requested that we increase the size of our Financial and Technology SPCTR contracts," said Scot Warren, CME Group Managing Director of Equity Products and Services. "With the renewed interest in financial sector stocks, and the underlying XLF Index in particular, these contracts will provide our clients a cost effective trading and risk management tool."


All other contract specifications remain the same. The all-electronic S&P Financial and Technology SPCTR index futures trade exclusively on CME Globex® virtually 23 hours a day.


CME Group ( is the world's largest and most diverse derivatives exchange. Building on the heritage of CME, CBOT and NYMEX, CME Group serves the risk management needs of customers around the globe. As an international marketplace, CME Group brings buyers and sellers together on the CME Globex electronic trading platform and on trading floors in Chicago and New York. By acting as the buyer to every seller and the seller to every buyer, CME Clearing virtually eliminates counterparty credit risk. CME Clearing also offers financial safeguards to help mitigate systemic risk, providing the security and confidence market participants need to operate, invest and grow. CME Group offers the widest range of benchmark products available across all major asset classes, including futures and options based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities, metals, and alternative investment products such as weather and real estate. CME Group is listed on NASDAQ under the symbol "CME."


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