CHICAGO, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CBOE Futures Exchange, LLC (CFE) today announced that it has temporarily postponed the launch of S&P 500 Variance futures, originally scheduled to begin on Thursday, October 4. The additional time will allow market participants to further prepare for the trading and clearing of S&P 500 Variance futures.
CFE plans to launch S&P 500 Variance futures later this quarter and will announce the new launch date when it has been determined.
For more information on S&P 500 Variance futures: www.cfe.cboe.com/Products/Products_VA.aspx.About CBOE Futures Exchange: CFE currently offers the following contracts: CBOE Volatility Index (The VIX Index) futures (VX), Mini-VIX futures (VM), CBOE Nasdaq-100 Volatility Index (VXN) futures (VN), CBOE Gold ETF Volatility Index (GVZ) security futures (GV), CBOE Crude Oil ETF Volatility Index (OVX) security futures (OV), CBOE Emerging Markets ETF Volatility Index (VXEEM) security futures (VXEM) CBOE Brazil ETF Volatility Index (VXEWZ) security futures (VXEW), and Radar Logic 25-Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) RPX Composite Index futures (RPXCP). CFE, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CBOE Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE), offers an all-electronic, open-access market model, with traders providing liquidity and making markets. CFE is regulated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and all trades are cleared by the OCC. More information on CFE and its products, including contract specifications, can be found at: http://cfe.cboe.com/. CBOE-EF CBOE®, Chicago Board Options Exchange®, CFE®, CBOE Volatility Index® and VIX® are registered trademarks, and CBOE Futures Exchange SM, CBOE Brazil ETF Volatility Index SM, VXEW SM, CBOE Crude Oil ETF Volatility Index SM, OVX SM, CBOE Emerging Markets ETF Volatility Index SM, VXEM SM, CBOE Emerging Market Brazil ETF Index SM, VXEW SM and GVZ SM are servicemarks of Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated (CBOE). Standard & Poor's®, S&P® and S&P 500® are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor's Financial Services, LLC, and have been licensed for use by CBOE and CFE. The Nasdaq-100 Index®, Nasdaq-100®, and Nasdaq® are trademark or service marks of The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. (with which its affiliates are the "Corporations"). These marks are licensed for use by CBOE in connection with the trading of products based on the Nasdaq-100 Index. The products have not been passed on by the Corporations as to their legality or suitability. The products are not issued, endorsed, sold or promoted by the Corporations. THE CORPORATIONS MAKE NO WARRANTIES AND BEAR NO LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO THE PRODUCT(S). All other trademarks and servicemarks are the property of their respective owners. SOURCE CBOE Futures Exchange, LLC
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