NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE), a leading global provider of data, technology, and market infrastructure, today announced that a record 27,876 Micro NYSE FANG+™ Index futures traded on January 4, 2022.
“2021 was a remarkable year for the U.S. technology sector and there has been a lot of attention on the FAANG stocks and the NYSE FANG+™ Index, including the recent addition of Microsoft® stock to the index,” said David Goone, Chief Strategy Officer at ICE. “It is great to see that 2022 has started with such strong activity in our MICRO NYSE FANG+™ Index futures, showing the continued importance of these stocks to the investor community.”
MICRO NYSE FANG+™ Index futures are based on ICE’s NYSE FANG+™ Index, an equal-dollar weighted index which provides exposure to 10 highly-traded technology and tech-related companies. The current stock constituents of the index are: Alibaba®, Amazon®, Apple®, Baidu®, Facebook® (Meta Platforms), Google® (Alphabet), Microsoft®, Netflix®, NVIDIA®, and Tesla®. The NYSE FANG+™ Index has consistently outperformed many other indices, producing an annualized gross total return of 31.93% from September 19, 2014 to December 31, 2021*.
To provide greater flexibility, cost efficiency and accessibility for a wider range of participants, ICE reduced the notional value of the MICRO NYSE FANG+™ Index futures contract in September 2020 by one tenth to a notional value of approximately $35,000 and saw steady growth in market participation in the contract throughout 2021.
For more information about MICRO NYSE FANG+™ Index futures, visit https://www.theice.com/fangplus.
*The NYSE FANG+™ Index launched on September 26, 2017. Prior performance (September 19, 2014 to September 25, 2017) is based upon back tested index calculations.
About Intercontinental Exchange
Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE) is a Fortune 500 company that designs, builds and operates digital networks to connect people to opportunity. We provide financial technology and data services across major asset classes that offer our customers access to mission-critical workflow tools that increase transparency and operational efficiencies. We operate exchanges, including the New York Stock Exchange, and clearing houses that help people invest, raise capital and manage risk across multiple asset classes. Our comprehensive fixed income data services and execution capabilities provide information, analytics and platforms that help our customers capitalize on opportunities and operate more efficiently. At ICE Mortgage Technology, we are transforming and digitizing the U.S. residential mortgage process, from consumer engagement through loan registration. Together, we transform, streamline and automate industries to connect our customers to opportunity.
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Apple® is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. Facebook® is a registered trademark of Facebook, Inc. Meta™ is a trademark of Facebook, Inc. Amazon® is a registered trademark of Amazon Technologies, Inc. Netflix® is a registered trademark of Netflix, Inc. Google® is a registered trademark of Google, Inc. Alibaba® is a registered trademark of Alibaba Group Holding Limited. Baidu® is a registered trademark of Baidu, Inc. Nvidia® is a registered trademark of Nvidia Corporation. Tesla® is a registered trademark of Tesla, Inc. Microsoft® is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. None of the foregoing entities are affiliated with, endorsed by, or sponsored by Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates. The inclusion of entity names in this press release does not evidence a relationship with any of those entities in connection with the NYSE® FANG+™ Index nor does it constitute an endorsement or sponsorship by any of those entities of the NYSE® FANG+™ Index or this press release.
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