MOEX launches trading in options on the US 500 Index futures contract

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Moscow Exchange (MOEX) has just announced that it will launch trading in options on its new futures offering, the US 500 Index futures contract.

The options contracts will expire on the third Thursday of March, June, September and December. The first expiration date will be 21 March 2019.

MOEX has already informed that a revised methodology for the calculation of Moscow Exchange’s indices will take effect on 21 January 2019, as well as its indices rebranding will be completed on the same date.

In December 2018, US 500 Index Futures trading volume increased more than twofold to RUB 18.8 bln (USD 280 mln) compared to November 2018.

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