The Chicago Board of Trade has designated Feb. 21 as the date of launch for its previously announced stock index futures contract based on the Dow Jones U.S. Real Estate Index.The contract, which will allow market participants to capitalize on changes in the real estate sector of the stock market and manage their commercial real estate exposure, will settle to the value of the Dow Jones U.S. Real Estate Index, which is composed primarily of real estate investment trusts. The CBOT can be found online at http://www.cbot.com.

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