NEW YORK, Dec 11 (Reuters) – The sharp drop in the shares of
a popular energy ETF in tandem with oil’s recent swoon attracted
a bullish bet on Thursday in the options market that oil prices
will rebound significantly through the first quarter of 2015.
The SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF’s
, which tracks the S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production
Select Industry Index, rose 2.6 percent to $45.83 on
NEW YORK (Reuters) – CBOE Holdings Inc (CBOE.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), which runs the largest U.S. stock-options market, said on Wednesday it has entered a licensing deal with stock market indexes provider MSCI Inc (MSCI.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) which would allow the CBOE to offer options on six MSCI indexes.
Under the agreement, the CBOE plans to offer options trading in the MSCI EAFE Index .dMIEA00000PUS, and the MSCI Emerging Markets Index .dMIEF00000PUS, in the first quarter of 2015, subject to regulatory approval, it said in a statement.