NASDAQ OMX Launches Alpha Index Options at The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell

/ Source: GlobeNewswire

ADVISORY, April 18, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

Creators of NASDAQ OMX Alpha Indexes™ will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City's Times Square to celebrate the launch of NASDAQ OMX Alpha Index Options.

Beginning April 18th, 2011, NASDAQ OMX will roll out 19 Alpha Index Options to cover the most liquid symbols.

NASDAQ OMX Alpha Index Options offer a straightforward way to trade company outperformance or underperformance, regardless of overall market swings. 

For more information please visit the NASDAQ OMX Trader® website:

Who:

  • Eric Noll, Executive Vice President of Transaction Services U.S. and U.K. at NASDAQ OMX
  • Robert E. Whaley, Valere Blair Potter Professor of Management and Co-Director of the Financial Markets Research Center
  • Jacob S. Sagi, FMRC Associate Professor of Finance, Vanderbilt University – Owen Graduate School of Management

Where:

NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio

When:

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011 - 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET

Contact:

Robert Madden
(646) 441-5045
Robert.Madden@NASDAQOMX.com

Feed Information:

The Opening Bell is available from 9:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. on AMC3 / C22, 87 degrees West, downlink frequency 4140 vertical. The feed can also be found on Ascent fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Robert Madden at (646) 441-5045.

Radio Feed:

An audio transmission of the Opening Bell is also available from 9:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. on uplink IA6 C band / transponder 24, downlink frequency 4180 horizontal. The feed can be found on Ascent fiber 1623 as well.

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Webcast:

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About NASDAQ OMX PHLX:

NASDAQ OMX PHLX (PHLX) is the largest and oldest equity options market in the United States, trading more than 2,600 equity options, sector index options and U.S. dollar-settled options on major currencies. PHLX offers a combination of cutting-edge electronic and floor-based options trading on NASDAQ OMX's high-speed, highly-reliable INET technology.

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 approximately 3,600 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 . Please follow NASDAQ OMX on Facebook () and Twitter ().

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