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Topic_16_E2 - Topic 16 Exercise 2 Futures Index Contracts...

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Topic 16, Exercise 2 Futures Index Contracts As the financial markets have evolved in last few decades, index futures contracts have faced increased competition and changing market structures. The development of electronic trading has also put more pressure on the traditional open outcry index contracts. Exchange Traded Funds, ETFs are being used by institutional investors. The growth in ETFs has been quite spectacular. Also, single stock futures and narrow index futures, which are scheduled for release in 2002, may change some of the demands for traditional index products. An article that appeared in May/June 2002 Issue of Futures Industry Magazine entitled, “Equity Index Derivatives at the Cross Roads,” discusses the developments and factors affecting index futures. After reading this article, discuss the following questions: 1. Which segment of the futures market, the electronic or the traditional open out-cry segment, has experience the greatest growth?
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