Originally Posted by success108
I was wondering why it was so difficult to trade international indices, thanks for the info on the CFTC regulations. Do you have any suggestions on how to get international diversification while still complying with sec. 1256?
The CFTC is very slow in its approval process. These are the only international futures w/ options of which I am aware.
1) NK225 on the Singapore exchange (SGX)
2) Taiwan on the SGX
3) Aussie S&P on the Australian futures exchange (SNFE)
4) ?? Korean future when it's granted approval
5) ICE has futures/options on oil, which is world diversification.
6) Commodities on the LIFFE, which trade in GBP (though 'wheat' isn't really international).
7) The German Eurex, which offers Euro Treasuries (Bund and Bobl).