In 2012, NYSE Arca continued to hold the leading position in U.S. Exchange Traded Products (ETPs) listings and exchange trading and also maintained the highest level of market share amongst all ETP U.S. exchanges at over 20%. In addition, NYSE Arca market makers provided the best bid or offer of any exchange, nearly 90% of the time.
NYSE Arca listed nearly 150 new ETP products in 2012 which included 116 ETFs, 23 ETNs and 8 ETVs from issuers expanding on investment themes in equities, commodities, and emerging markets. Actively managed transparent ETFs continued to see strong momentum representing over 16% of new ETP listings in 2012 up from 5% in 2011 while index-based ETFs were down approximately 50% from the nearly 300 new products in 2011. New issuers listing their first products on NYSE Arca in 2012 included: Exchange Traded Concepts; ArrowShares; BNP Paribas; Huntington Securities; and Pyxis.
At the end of 2012, there were 1,337 NYSE Arca-listed ETPs comprised of...
NYSE Liffe US’ MSCI Futures enjoyed a banner year in 2012. In addition to very strong growth in volume and open interest, the MSCI futures complex benefited from the tremendous success of the new Block Trade at Index Close (BIC) functionality. BIC was originally introduced at the end of 2011 and throughout 2012 this facility provided a key contribution to the explosive growth in open interest experienced by these contracts.
The two benchmark futures products on the MSCI Emerging Market and MSCI EAFE indices led the surge in volume that resulted in a record 2012 year. These two futures products experienced an increase in volume of 87% and 43% respectively year-over-year. Open interest in these contracts reached 233,752, up 113% from year-end 2011. The month of December saw numerous records broken in terms of volume, including four consecutive days of trading more than 100,000 contracts with an all-time record of 128,084 on December 17. Also in December, the mini...
The NYSE Global Index and Exchange Traded Products Group has posted two educational videos, “ETP 101” and “Indices 101”, to help investors and other market participants better understand these instruments. Listen to members from our team describe how an index works and the differences between ETFs, ETNs, and ETVs at http://www.nyx.com/advocacy/understanding-our-markets.
Stocks moved higher today after Congress passed a bill permitting the Government to borrow enough money to avoid a default. The S&P 500 is closing in on the 1,500 level, which it last visited in May 2007. Technology stocks pulled the market higher, following better earnings reports from IBM, Google and Advanced Micro. Of the 101 companies in the S&P 500 that have released EPS, 76% have beat analysts’ expectations. The Dow closed up 66.96 to 13,779.17, and the S&P 500 closed up 2.22 to 1,494.78.
The International Monetary Fund reduced its global growth forecasts to 3.5% this year indicating that the world economy will expand less than the 3.6% that was forecasted in October.
The FHFA House Price Index for November came in at +0.6% which was below economist estimates of +0.7%.
Infoblox Inc. (NYSE: BLOX) will visit the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Wednesday, Jan. 23. President and CEO Robert Thomas, joined by members of the company's leadership team, will ring the NYSE Closing Bell.
Infoblox (NYSE:BLOX) helps customers control their networks. Infoblox solutions help over 6,100 enterprises and service providers in 25 countries make their networks more available, secure and automated. (Source: Infoblox)