16 Apr 2014


Equity index options: Introduction of Weekly Options on the EURO STOXX® Banks Index

The Management Board of Eurex Deutschland and the Executive Board of Eurex Zürich AG decided to introduce options with weekly expirations (“Weekly Options”) on the EURO STOXX® Banks Index on 19 May 2014. These Eurex Weekly Options will be introduced as independent products on the EURO STOXX® Banks Index.

In order to promote trading activities in these Weekly Index Options, a revenue sharing scheme for Market Makers in these products will be offered until 30 April 2015.

This circular provides information on the introduction of the new products and the updated sections of the relevant rules and regulations of Eurex Deutschland and Eurex Zürich.

Market Status


The market status window is an indication regarding the current technical availability of the trading system. It indicates whether news board messages regarding current technical issues of the trading system have been published or will be published shortly.

Please find further information about incident handling in the Emergency Playbook published on the Eurex webpage under Support --> Emergencies and safeguards. Detailed information about incident communication, market re-opening procedures and best practices for order and trade reconciliation can be found in the chapters 4.2, 4.3 and 4.5, respectively. Concrete information for the respective incident will be published during the incident via newsboard message. 

We strongly recommend not to take any decisions based on the indications in the market status window but to always check the production news board for comprehensive information on an incident.

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