Every trading day the gong is sounded in Amsterdam to mark the opening (9.00 am) and closing (17.30 pm) of the trading session.
NYSE Liffe, NYSE Euronext’s European derivatives market, is to introduce options on the AMX-Index®, which measures the performance of medium-sized Dutch companies.
The introduction of AMX-Index options is an important addition to NYSE Liffe’s successful product range in the Amsterdam market. Existing options on individual AMX® securities are already a popular investment, and in 2011 over 5.3 million of these option contracts changed hands. The AMX-Index is made up of well-known Dutch companies such as Imtech, Nutreco, Vopak and USG People, and is one of the best-performing midcap indices in Europe. Rob Zandbergen, CEO of USG People, sounds the opening gong.
According to Cees Vermaas, CEO Of NYSE Euronext Amsterdam, “NYSE Euronext supports medium-sized companies. We do everything we can to help these companies grow by creating an environment in which medium-sized businesses can develop and become the large caps of the future. We anticipate that the launch of AMX-Index futures and options will have a favourable effect on the liquidity of these midcap shares.”
For more information: www.aex.nl/amx