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Nasdaq PHLX Alpha/WCO Indices

Published in Equity Indices

The Philadelphia Stock Exchange (PHLX), founded in 1790, has the distinction of being the first organized exchange in the United States. PHLX currently supports trading of equities, equity options, index options, World Currency Options (WCO), and futures (through PBOT, its futures subsidiary).

Nasdaq OMX Alpha Indexes measure the relative performance of an underlying stock or exchange-traded fund against another benchmark ETF using a proprietary calculation. Alpha Index options began trading on the NASDAQ OMX PHLX in 2011 with the launch of contracts on AVSPY.

The NASDAQ OMX Group launched NASDAQ OMX Alpha Indexes(TM) to help market participants measure performance between stock and exchange traded funds. The new indices, which began real-time calculation and dissemination in 2010, highlight derivative products that can allow investors and traders to generate returns even when the market is down.

Key Features and Coverage on RIMES

For this data source, RIMES hosts 9 indices; including PHLX Indices (currencies), Settle – Swiss Francs WCO, and Settle – Japenese Yen WCO.

Some of the data items available include the total World Currency Options based on volume (updated intraday) and final settlement values, which provide the value for which the current expiring month’s World Currency Options values will settle against (updated monthly).


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