On Sunday 20 January, 2008, for the trade date of Monday 21 January, CME Group will list 16 additional Russian rouble futures contract months for trading on CME Globex in the March, June, September and December quarterly cycle. This is so that a total of 20 contract months will always be listed for trading with maturities out to five years.
The CME foreign exchange product team says it is responding to customer interest in trading more deferred contract months in the Russian rouble futures. The Russian rouble options on futures listings are unchanged.
Russian rouble futures offer financial institutions, investment managers, corporations and private investors the right tools to take advantage of, and to manage, the risks associated with the fluctuation of the rouble versus the US dollar.