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RELEASE: pr5446-08

  • Release: 5446-08

    For Release: February 7, 2008

    CFTC Action Allows Eight Eurex Deutschland Futures Contracts to be Offered and Sold in the United States

    Washington, DC - The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) Office of General Counsel today announced it issued a no-action letter permitting the offer and sale in the United States of eight Eurex Deutschland (Eurex) futures contracts. The eight contracts are based on broad-based security indices that are derived from the Dow Jones STOXX 600 Index. Specifically, they include:

      Dow Jones STOXX Large 200 Index
      Dow Jones STOXX Small 200 Index
      Dow Jones STOXX 600 Industrial Goods & Services Index
      Dow Jones STOXX 600 Insurance Index
      Dow Jones STOXX 600 Media Index
      Dow Jones STOXX 600 Personal & Household Goods Index
      Dow Jones STOXX 600 Travel & Leisure Index
      Dow Jones STOXX 600 Utilities Index

    The Dow Jones STOXX 600 Index is comprised of 600 highly capitalized and actively traded stocks listed and traded on stock exchanges from 17 European countries. The Dow Jones STOXX Large 200 Index consists of the largest 200 stocks of the Dow Jones STOXX 600 Index. The Dow Jones STOXX Small 200 Index consists of the next 200 stocks after the 200 mid-cap stocks in the Dow Jones STOXX 600 Index. The remaining indices include stocks that represent a supersector of the Dow Jones STOXX 600 Index and are selected based on each stock’s industry classification.

    For information, see the “Foreign Products Available to U.S. Customers” section of the CFTC’s website at:

    http://services.cftc.gov/sirt/sirt.aspx?Topic=ForeignOrganizationProducts

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    Ianthe Zabel
    202-418-5080

    R. David Gary
    202-418-5085

    Last Updated: February 7, 2008

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