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Interactive Brokers Announces Launch of Eurex/KRX Link


Interactive Brokers (IBKR) announced the launch of the Eurex/KRX link. This collaboration between Eurex, a leading European derivatives exchange, and Korea Exchange (KRX) will enhance market accessibility for Korean KOSPI 200 derivatives. Interactive Brokers is a global electronic brokerage firm.

The Launch of Eurex/KRX Link

The new trading hours for KOSPI 200 derivatives cover almost 24 hours a day. Traders in different time zones can access the Korean market. The extended hours facilitate trading during European and North American business hours. It provides a seamless trading experience and enhances global market integration. Clients can easily access and trade Eurex/KRX products through the IBKR platform. The platform offers advanced trading tools, real-time market data, and seamless order execution. 

The Link offers derivative products, like KOSPI 200 Futures, KOSPI 200 Options, and USD/KRW Futures. The KOSPI 200 index is a standardised futures contract based on the KOSPI 200 index. KOSPI 200 Options contracts provide the right to buy or sell the KOSPI 200 index at a predetermined price. USD/KRW Futures contracts are based on the USD/KRW exchange rate.

Benefits for Traders 

The new link will offer numerous benefits to traders and investors:

Extended Trading Hours

The link offers nearly 24-hour trading for KOSPI 200 derivatives. Traders in Europe and North America can engage in the Korean market during business hours. This helps investors react to global market changes in real-time and mitigates risks related to overnight market movements.

Enhanced Market Access

International investors have seamless access to Korean derivatives markets. It democratises access and enables traders from different regions to participate in the Korean market.

Diverse Product Offerings

The link provides KOSPI 200 futures, KOSPI 200 options, and USD/KRW futures. These products offer tools for hedging and speculation, benefiting traders and investors looking to manage risk or capitalise on market opportunities.

Improved Risk Management

Eurex’s advanced clearing mechanisms ensure efficient settlement and reduce counterparty risks. It adds more security and reliability to trades.

Integration with the IBKR Platform

Interactive Brokers enhances the trading experience with advanced tools, real-time data, and seamless order execution. Its features support sophisticated trading strategies. It provides a competitive edge to traders.

About Interactive Brokers

Interactive Brokers (IB) is a global brokerage firm. It provides advanced trading platforms for trading stocks, options, futures, forex, bonds, and funds across over 150 markets. IB offers low-cost trading, comprehensive market access, and decisive analytical tools. It also provides real-time pricing and risk management on trading floors.

Features of Interactive Brokers

  • Direct access to over 150 markets in 33 countries to trade from a single unified platform
  • Competitive pricing structure, low commissions and financing rates, and best price execution
  • Educational materials and tools, including webinars, courses, and research

Conclusion

The Eurex/KRX Link will provide extended trading hours for KOSPI 200 derivatives and offer multiple products. This launch will improve market accessibility and liquidity and support better risk management.

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