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NYSE Euronext Global Index Group Announces 2009 Performance of Indices
 - Benchmark Index Report Illustrates Year of Recovery -

AMSTERDAM , BRUSSELS , LISBON , LONDON , NEW YORK , PARIS , January 11, 2010 -NYSE Euronext’s (NYSE Euronext: NYX) Global Index Group today announced the 2009 performance of its benchmark indices.

This report is a part of a regular series by NYSE Euronext’s Global Index Group and utilizes the exchange’s recently integrated systems and new business development initiatives.

Accomplishments 2009

In 2009, the NYSE Euronext’s Global Index Group added 25 new indices. These new indices included the NYSE Euronext Iberian Index, which covers the Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal ). Several new indices were also introduced that support trading strategies around the main proprietary indices, CAC 40 and AEX. In the spring, the equal-weighted indices came to the market, while later in the year dividend point indices (DI) were launched for the CAC 40 and AEX. In December, a futures contract based on the CAC DI was introduced and an AEX DI version is expected soon.

In the U.S. , 5 new indices were either released or in last stages of development: four NYSE Current Treasury Indices and the Junior Gold BUGS Index is expected shortly.

Highlights index performances

The full list of index performances for 2009 is predominantly green, indicating a year of recovery. The CAC 40-index gained 22.32% in 2009, while Amsterdam’s AEX-index was the strongest of the main indices rising 36.35% over the whole year, with a very strong December month of +9.62%. The NYSE Composite Index gained 24.80%, outpacing the S&P 500, over the full year 2009. The NYSE Arca Computer Hardware (+132%) and NYSE ARCA Disk Drive (+124%) indices in the US showed a remarkable performance in 2009. These indices rose three to two times more than their decline in 2008.

In Europe , the High Dividend indices showed increases of 40%-50% in all NYSE Euronext countries, while the Equal Weight variants of the CAC 40 and AEX indices also outperformed their benchmark index.

The full report can be retrieved using this link or http://www.euronext.com/landing/landingInfo-12701-EN.html

Selected NYSE Euronext indices 2009 performance:

Ticker

2009 Price Return

2008 Price Return

European Indices (Euro denominated)

 

 

 

AEX®

AEX

36.35%

-52.31%

Amsterdam Midkap®

AMX

63.64%

-52.49%

Amsterdam Small Cap®

ASCX

44.82%

-52.58%

BEL 20®

BEL20

31.59%

-53.76%

BEL® MID

BELMC

50.06%

-50.39%

BEL® SMALL

BELS

35.68%

-41.69%

CAC 40®

PX1

22.32%

-42.68%

CAC MID & SMALL190®

MS190

39.70%

-43.64%

CAC SMALL 90®

CS90

58.69%

-54.17%

SBF 250®

PX5

23.90%

-43.09%

PSI 20€

PSI20

33.47%

-51.29%

NYSE Euronext Iberian Index®

NEIBI

20.33%

-41.81%

EURONEXT 100®

N100

25.48%

-45.25%

NEXT 150®

N150

52.34%

-48.95%

EURONEXT® FAS IAS

IAS

31.28%

-43.99%

EURONEXT IEIF REIT Europe®

REITE

25.89%

-47.74%

NEXT® BIOTECH

BIOTK

52.17%

-38.87%

LOW CARBON 100 Europe®

LC100

22.80%

-43.62%

Alternext® All Shares

ALASI

22.67%

-50.00%

Private Equity NXT

PENXT

42.25%

-59.96%

U.S. Indices (Dollar denominated)

 

 

 

NYSE Composite®

NYA

24.80%

-40,89%

NYSE Energy®

NYE

21.00%

-38,27%

NYSE Financial®

NYK

22.67%

-53,64%

NYSE Healthcare®

NYP

20.34%

-25,52%

NYSE International 100®

NYI

28.03%

-45,11%

NYSE TMT®

NYY

27.48%

-41,04%

NYSE U.S. 100®

NY

13.23%

-36,34%

NYSE World Leaders®

NYL

19.51%

-40,34%

Dynamic Market Intellidex®

DYI

17.08%

-37,43%

Dynamic Mid Cap Intellidex®

IEK

29.18%

-41.01%

NYSE AMEX US Composite®*

XAX

30.58%

-42,00%

NYSE Arca Airline®*

XAL

39.27%

-29,33%

NYSE Arca Biotechnology®*

BTK

45.58%

-17,72%

NYSE Arca Broker Dealer®*

XBD

48.50%

-62,65%

NYSE Arca Computer Hardware Index®®

HWI

132.42%

-46.16%

NYSE Arca Disk Drive Index®

DDX

124.83%

-60.90%

NYSE Arca China®*

CZH

37.81%

-44,11%

NYSE Arca Environmental Services®*

AXENV

20.83%

-31,67%

NYSE Arca Gold BUGS®*

HUI

42.16%

-26,13%

NYSE Arca Gold Miners®*

GDM

37.30%

-26,79%

NYSE Arca Natural Gas®*

XNG

43.73%

-34,54%

NYSE Arca Oil®*

XOI

9.04%

-37,19%

NYSE Arca Stee®l*

STEEL

109.07%

-64,34%

NYSE Arca Tech 100 Index®

PSEK

43.08%

-34,99%

* Formally American Stock Exchange (Amex) branded index

 

 

 

 

Strategy Indices (Euro denominated)

 

 

 

AEX® Equal Weight

AEXEW

53.01%

-46.75%

AEX® High Dividend

AEXHD

52.48%

-46.17%

AEX® Leverage

AEXLV

70.30%

-81.80%

AEX® Short

AEXSH

-34.59%

81.55%

BEL® High Dividend

BELHD

35.21%

-44.42%

CAC® High Dividend

CACHD

40.85%

-41.00%

CAC 40® Equal Weight

CACEW

40.10%

-43.81%

CAC 40® Leverage

CACLV

37.95%

-73.26%

CAC 40® Short

CACSH

-26.54%

52.98%

CAC 40® Xbear

CACXB

-49.84%

90.11%

PSI® High Dividend

PSIHD

41.50%

-44.53%

 

Background on NYSE Euronext’s Global Index Group:

With a collective portfolio of over 300 benchmark indices, NYSE Euronext is a leading provider of indices. NYSE Euronext develops proprietary indices to provide investors and issuers with benchmarks that measure performance of key segments of the world economy.  NYSE Euronext indices are available to be licensed as the basis for tradable products, including Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs), to be launched in the future. In 2008, NYSE Euronext created the Global Index Group, bringing together the US and European index specialists from NYSE Arca, NYSE Euronext and the former American Stock Exchange. For more information on NYSE Euronext index services please visit:  http://www.nyse.com/indices

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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