NEW YORK , January 8, 2010 –- NYSE Euronext (NYX) announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, NYSE Arca, today began trading the ETFS Physical Platinum Shares (Ticker: PPLT) and the ETFS Physical Palladium Shares (Ticker: PALL). These products are sponsored by ETF Securities USA LLC.
ETF Securities Lists ETFS Physical Platinum Shares and ETFS Physical Palladium Shares on NYSE Arca
The ETFS Physical Platinum Shares and ETFS Physical Palladium Shares (individually, the “Shares”) each represent units of fractional undivided beneficial interest in and ownership of the trusts that issued them. The investment objective of each trust is for their Shares to respectively reflect the performance of the price of physical platinum (in the case of the ETFS Physical Platinum Shares), or physical paladium (in the case of the ETFS Physical Paladium Shares), less the expenses of the trust’s operations.
Background on Exchange Traded Products (ETPs) on NYSE Euronext
NYSE Euronext operates the world's largest Exchange Traded Products marketplace, and is the leading venue for Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), Exchange Traded Notes (ETNs), Exchange Traded Vehicles (ETVs) and Warrants and Certificates trading. NYSE Euronext's offering of these products provides investors access to regulated listings as well as fast and innovative trading tools to access liquidity. NYSE Arca, NYSE Euronext's US market for ETFs, has 744 primary ETF and 52 ETV listings. Additionally, NYSE Arca lists 89 ETNs, 196 Certificates, while trading all other eligible ETPs on an Unlisted Trading Privileges basis. On its European markets, NYSE Euronext has 487 primary ETFs, 734 ETV listings, 4 ETN and lists a total of 12,713 Warrants and Certificates as of the end of October 2009.
About ETF Securities (Source: ETF Securities)
ETF Securities is a provider of Exchange Traded Commodities (Commodity ETCs), Exchange Traded Currencies (Currency ETCs) and 3rd generation Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). The management of ETF Securities pioneered the development of ETCs, with the world's first listing of an ETC, Gold Bullion Securities in Australia and London in 2003, and then the world's first ETC platform which was first listed on the London Stock Exchange in September 2006.
ETF Securities Exchange Traded Products (ETPs) provide investors with a wide variety of investment strategies, with ETPs offering exposure to resource equities, physical, long, forward, leveraged and short exposure to all commodity sectors and G10 Currencies.
To learn more about ETF Securities go to: www.etfsecurities.com
About NYSE Euronext
NYSE Euronext (NYX) is a leading global operator of financial markets and provider of innovative trading technologies. The company's exchanges in Europe and the United States trade equities, futures, options, fixed-income and exchange-traded products. With more than 8,000 listed issues, NYSE Euronext's equities markets – the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE Euronext, NYSE Amex, NYSE Alternext and NYSE Arca – represent nearly 40 percent of the world's equities trading, the most liquidity of any global exchange group. NYSE Euronext also operates NYSE Liffe, the leading European derivatives business and the world's second-largest derivatives business by value of trading. The company offers comprehensive commercial technology, connectivity and market data products and services through NYSE Technologies. NYSE Euronext is in the S&P 500 index, and is the only exchange operator in the S&P 100 index and Fortune 500. For more information, please visit: http://www.nyx.com.
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