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CBOE to List Futures on Brazil, Oil Volatility Indexes

February 15, 2012

(Corrects to say futures will start trading this month after CBOE said its SEC filing was inaccurate.)

Feb. 14 (Bloomberg) -- CBOE Holdings Inc., owner of the largest U.S. venue for equity derivatives, will list futures and options tracking volatility indexes on Brazilian stocks and crude oil, according to a statement on the exchange’s website.

Futures on the CBOE Brazil ETF Volatility Index and the CBOE Crude Oil ETF Volatility Index will begin trading on Feb. 21, according to the document. Options on the gauges, which track the iShares MSCI Brazil Index Fund and the U.S. Oil Fund, begin trading on March 6, said Gail Osten, a CBOE spokeswoman.

CBOE filed a document dated Feb. 10 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that erroneously said the Brazil options would start trading in February, Osten said in a telephone interview today.

The Chicago-based company on Jan. 30 listed options on the CBOE Emerging Markets ETF Volatility Index, a gauge of prices for contracts on the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index Fund.

--Editors: Joanna Ossinger, Nick Baker

To contact the reporters on this story: Nina Mehta in New York at nmehta24@bloomberg.net; Jeff Kearns in New York at jkearns3@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Nick Baker at nbaker7@bloomberg.net


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