The Chicago Board of Trade has launched a new futures contract based on the Dow Jones U.S. Real Estate Index.DJUSRE Index futures contracts are designed to help market participants capitalize on changes in the real estate sector of the stock market and better manage commercial real estate exposure. The new index is intended to accommodate the needs of institutional real estate investors and the commercial real estate market. It settles the value of the DJUSRE Index, which is comprised mostly of REITs. The CBOT also introduced three market makers for the new product including Susquehanna Investment Group, Wolverine Trading LLC and Allston Trading LLC.

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