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Nasdaq vol futures offer new play on market moves

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VOLQ futures, a contract based on the Nasdaq 100 volatility index, is set to be available in time for investors to hedge potential volatility as a result of the US presidential election. Tim McCourt, global head of equity index and alternative investments at CME Group — which is launching the product — said that investors could use VOLQ in conjunction with the VIX, run by rival CBOE Global Markets.

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