CBOE to List Futures on Brazil, Oil Volatility Indexes

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.

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