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2012-05-02 02:24:55

CHICAGO, May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced that April 2012 volume averaged 10.7 million contracts per day, down 12 percent from April 2011. Total volume for April was more than 225 million contracts, of which 85 percent was traded electronically. Open interest at the end of April 2012 reached 91 million contracts, up 16 percent from the end of 2011. Open interest growth year-to-date through April 2012 was...

2012-05-02 02:23:01

ATLANTA, May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE), a leading operator of regulated global futures exchanges, clearing houses and over-the-counter (OTC) markets, reported futures volume for April 2012. Average daily volume (ADV) for ICE's futures markets was 1,540,997 contracts, an increase of 21% from April 2011. Year-to-date through April 30, ADV across ICE's futures exchanges was 1,551,967 contracts, up 2% compared to the first four months of 2011. Total futures...

2012-05-02 02:22:53

ATLANTA, May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- IntercontinentalExchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE), a leading operator of regulated global exchanges, clearing houses and over-the-counter (OTC) markets, today reported financial results for the first quarter of 2012. Consolidated revenues were a record $365 million, up 9% from the first quarter of 2011. Consolidated net income attributable to ICE was a record $148 million, up 15% from the first quarter of 2011, and diluted earnings per share (EPS) increased 16%...

2012-05-01 22:21:01

LONDON, May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Following reports on 30 April 2012 that Apple was in negotiations with EPIX to start streaming films through its devices saw competitor Netflix's share price take a hit - falling 3% to rest at $80.14 a share on the Nasdaq. In the below guide, I show you how to spread bet with City Index [http://www.cityindex.co.uk/spread-betting/how-to-spread-bet.aspx ] on falling share prices using Netflix as an example. I also discuss why you would...

2012-05-01 22:21:00

SYDNEY, May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Contracts for difference [http://www.cityindex.com.au/cfd-trading ] (CFDs) were introduced in Australia almost 10 years ago, which make them a relatively new trading instrument compared to traditional shares. City Index Australia is one of the major CFD providers which offer a wide range of CFDs including share CFDs, index CFDs, FX and commodities. While the growth and popularity trading CFDs...

2012-05-01 22:20:59

LONDON, May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Trading forex is the act of simultaneously buying one currency while selling another for the purpose of speculation. As one of the world's most traded markets, it has an average turnover in excess of US$4 trillion daily, which when compared to the New York Stock Exchange - whose turnover is typically around US$50 billion daily - you can see how popular this particular market really is. Trade the Opportunity 24-Hours a Day...

2012-05-01 14:22:56

SINGAPORE, May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A Contract for Difference [http://www.cityindex.com.sg/cfd-trading ] (CFD) is an agreement between two parties to exchange the difference between the opening and closing value of a contract. How is CFD Trading different? Like traditional trading, where the sell price is quoted as a 'Bid' and the buy price an 'Offer' - through a City Index Asia CFD trading [http://www.cityindex.com.sg ] account, investors are offered a sell...

2012-05-01 10:27:01

CHICAGO, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced it will expand electronic trading hours in its CBOT grain and oilseed futures and options beginning Monday, May 14, 2012. This will expand market access to CBOT Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Soybean Meal, Soybean Oil, Oats and Rough Rice futures and options on CME Globex to 22 hours per day. "As we've grown our customer base in agricultural commodities around the globe,...

2012-05-01 10:22:31

DALLAS, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- EAM Partners L.P. of Dallas, Texas today announced certain changes to the index methodology for the Trader Vic Index(TM) (TVI(TM)). The index, which EAM has licensed to The Royal Bank of Scotland plc, will now have a separate natural gas sector which seeks to reflect price trends in natural gas futures contracts independently from price trends in crude oil, RBOB (gasoline) and heating oil futures contracts, which together comprise the energy sector for the...

2012-05-01 06:29:31

NEW YORK, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BNY Mellon, the global leader in investment management and investment services, is enhancing its collateral management platform for institutional clients with the introduction of an online central messaging service that will enable market participants to transmit margin calls, substitution instructions and interest statements electronically. To introduce the new enhancements, BNY Mellon has partnered with AcadiaSoft to connect with its electronic...