Dow Jones and CME create FX index to hedge against US dollar

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Dow Jones and CME index provides dollar hedging tool

The Dow Jones CME FX Index uses future contracts on the Australian dollar, sterling, Canadian dollar, euro, yen and Swiss franc. This index adds to the incumbent US Dollar Index which is calculated against a basket of euro, yen, Canadian dollar, British pound, Swedish krona and Swiss franc.

The index has been created as part of the partnership forged earlier this year between Dow Jones and CME. The new venture is 90% owned by CME and 10% owned by Dow Jones, and it operates Dow Jones Indexes.

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