NYMEX pushing new derivatives, improvements amid increasing exchange competition

The New York Mercantile Exchange plans to continue introducing energy derivatives products, including internet-based trading, and to improve existing products in an increasingly competitive market.However, NYMEX Pres. J. Robert Collins Jr. emphasized that floor trading will continue to play a vital role in providing liquidity."Great success is when you have a very fluid complex of products that covers the global markets," Collin told OGJ in a recent interview.Collins was in Houston last month promoting the Sept. 5 launch of North Sea Brent crude futures trading and the Sept. 7 launch of Brent options trading. The NYMEX Brent futures contract set a 1-day exchange record with trading of 13,...

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