New Developments on Nikkei 225 Futures

New Developments on Nikkei 225 Futures

More Flexibility, More Listings Starting January 28

CME Group is introducing two enhancements to Nikkei 225 futures to help you manage benchmark Japanese equity exposure with greater efficiency beginning January 28.

  • Launch of Basis Trade on Index Close (BTIC) on Nikkei 225 futures
  • Extension of the curve up to 5 years for Yen- and USD- denominated Nikkei 225 futures

BTIC transactions enable market participants to execute a basis trade relative to the official close of the underlying index without slippage risk.

Now you can fine tune your position with on-screen BTIC trading and use the new mechanism to substitute a swap or an OTC forward structure to maintain exposure and potentially reduce costs.

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