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Demand derivatives crowdfunding to revamp futures industry

Thursday, May 14, 2020
Opalesque Industry Update - The senior team at Demand Derivatives Corp., with several decades of aggregate experience in derivative markets, is crowdfunding a revolutionary futures exchange and clearing house that plans to trade, upon CFTC and SEC approval, the world's major assets in a creative new way.

The exchange's product set is designed to reduce and potentially eliminate both open-ended risks for traders and systemic risks for the industry.

Panics, extreme volatility events, liquidity pockets, and negative prices, recently and in the past, have time and again demonstrated futures-market vulnerabilities.

Demand Derivatives expects to address these concerns with optimized instrument designs, total transaction savings of 50% to 90%, several user-selected maximum risk levels, instant clearing, and, if desired, precise close-to-close exposure.

Central to the exchange's anticipated market improvements are its four novel instrument designs: RealVol (realized volatility indices and instruments), RealDay (delayed-strike daily options), RealGlobe (equity indices from around the world with large cost cuts), and the flagship product RealLimit (limited-risk futures contracts).

Robert Krause, CEO, stated, "The outpouring of enthusiasm and encouragement from the industry has been overwhelming. With a bit of financial support, we can make this vision a reality and share in its potential success together."

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