EurexUS has no volume ???

Discussion in 'Index Futures' started by RedDuke, Jul 21, 2006.

  1. RedDuke


    I looked at few products’ statistics on eurexus, and the volume is very tiny. Anyone how any idea why?

  2. They never did attract much volume. I followed most of the products since they started, and liquidity was always thin. Now it's almost non existant.
  3. Pabst


  4. RedDuke


    Hi Pabst,

    You were spot on when you predicted their failure. Based on what I read on that old thread, the fees were reduced, they had good products and CBOT and CME were really worried, and yet it failed. Even though it looked promising, people totally ignored it. A bit puzzling???

  5. Mr B

    Mr B

    Eurex computer system favours European Union and Swiss players if there's a slowdown or a freeze due to fast market. the European traders get the freeze but the non Europeans don't so they will lose out.

    also Eurex was formerly Deutsche Terminborse and did mega business in Europe as an options exchange, was virtually unknown in USA as a player.

    the Eurex treasury futures and currency futures got whipped by the Chicago exchanges.

    and here's a biggie: Eurex exam = very hard compared to American exchanges.
  6. CBOT cut their fees by 75% (and free for six months to members) as a competitive response. At that point its almost impossible to pry the open interest away.

    Of course once it was clear EurexUS was dead the fees went back up..

  7. Xenia