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GETTING IN PRACTICE
Investors interested in a new futures contract pegged to the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index can practice trading online. The new E-mini S&P 500 contract, valued at one-tenth that of the version traded by institutional investors, was launched on Sept. 9 by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. The simulated trading fee is $10. For more information, see the Merc's Web site, www.cme.com.