STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 8, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) announced today that the OMX Stockholm 30 Index (Nasdaq OMX Stockholm:OMXS30) has broken a benchmark target of 400 million derivative contracts since its start back in 1986. In 2009 OMXS30 has been the third most traded domestic index in Europe, with several hundreds of thousands new contracts traded every day.
Magdalena Hartman, Vice President at NASDAQ OMX Global Index Group, said, "We are very proud to have reached 400 million contracts, a milestone in the industry that only a handful of European indexes have achieved. Amid continuous change in the global marketplace, the OMXS30 Index has for over two decades consistently been a reliable investment indicator for the Nordic financial markets."
As of December 19 this year, OMXS30 futures and options will only be available for trading at NASDAQ OMX Stockholm as a result of the termination of the agreement with EDX London who today offers trading in OMXS30 derivatives.
About NASDAQ OMX Stockholm 30 Index
The OMX Stockholm 30 Index is the leading equity index in northern Europe, and includes the 30 most traded blue chip stocks on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. The limited number of constituents in combination with the liquidity screening ensures that all the stocks included in the index have excellent liquidity. This gives the investor an index that is highly suitable as underlying for derivatives products, exchange traded funds, index funds and other non-standardized derivative products. The OMXS30 Index is a market weighted price index and is revised twice a year. On September 30, 1986, the OMX Stockholm 30 Index began with a base value of 100.
Essential historical data about The OMX Stockholm 30 Index can be accessed through NASDAQ OMX Global Index Watch, an indispensable and world class tool for investment professionals who track NASDAQ OMX indexes or trade products based on NASDAQ OMX indexes. The tool contains indexes traded on NASDAQ, NASDAQ OMX PHLX (Philadelphia), NASDAQ OMX Europe, NASDAQ OMX Nordic and Baltic exchanges.
About NASDAQ OMX Index Products
NASDAQ OMX is a global leader in creating and licensing strategy indexes and is home to the most widely watched indexes in the world. As a premier, full-service provider, NASDAQ OMX is dedicated to designing powerful indexes that are in sync with a continually changing market environment. Utilizing the expanded coverage of our global company, NASDAQ OMX has nearly 1,500 diverse equity, commodity and fixed-income indexes in the U.S., Europe, and throughout world. In addition, our calculation, licensing and marketing support provide the tools to measure and replicate global markets. The NASDAQ OMX Global Index Group range of services covers the entire business process from index design to calculation and dissemination. For more information about NASDAQ OMX indexes, visit https://indexes.nasdaqomx.com/.
About NASDAQ OMX
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, with over 3,700 listed companies. NASDAQ OMX offers multiple capital raising solutions to companies around the globe, including its U.S. listings market, NASDAQ OMX Nordic, NASDAQ OMX Baltic, NASDAQ OMX First North, and the U.S. 144A sector. The company offers trading across multiple asset classes including equities, derivatives, debt, commodities, structured products and exchange-traded funds. NASDAQ OMX technology supports the operations of over 70 exchanges, clearing organizations and central securities depositories in more than 50 countries. NASDAQ OMX Nordic and NASDAQ OMX Baltic are not legal entities but describe the common offering from NASDAQ OMX exchanges in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Iceland, Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius. For more information about NASDAQ OMX, visit http://www.nasdaqomx.com.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
The matters described herein contain forward-looking statements that are made under the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements about NASDAQ OMX's products and offerings. We caution that these statements are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties or other factors beyond NASDAQ OMX's control. These factors include, but are not limited to factors detailed in NASDAQ OMX's annual report on Form 10-K, and periodic reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. We undertake no obligation to release any revisions to any forward-looking statements.
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