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Chicago Mercantile Exchange now offers CME E-history; Morningstar launches a new module on its Morningstar DataLab Internet-based investment-research platform; Eurex Bonds offers users real-time trading data and indices.

- The Chicago Mercantile Exchange is now offering CME E-history, a fee-based service automating the process of supplying users with historical-price data for CME futures and options on futures. The information will be available through the CME Web site and will initially cover time and sales data from 1992 to the present, but over time the full CME E-history implementation will include time and sales, end-of-day and spread data back 25 years. The service will also allow users to request historical data once and receive it automatically according to user-defined frequency. The pricing of the data will depend on the extent of the information requested and will be offered through monthly, weekly and daily pricing packages.


- Morningstar has launched a new module on its Morningstar DataLab Internet-based investment-research platform. The Style Profile module is based on sector methodologies for U.S. equity open-end funds and provides analytical tools and graphical presentations based on the style attributes of stock holdings.

In addition, future enhancements to the DataLab platform include a Style "what-if" module to evaluate the effect of selling, buying or changing the weight of a holding on a fund's style classification, as well as a Holdings Viewer to access and analyze historical portfolios and a Style-Consistency module to show changes or style drift over time.


- Eurex Bonds, the electronic fixed-income marketplace established by the German derivatives exchange, will offer users real-time trading data and indices. The market-data package will include currently tradable best-ask and best-bid prices and trading data for completed transactions. The data will be distributed over dealing screens starting Sept. 2. Eurex Bonds also plans to partner with Deutsche Borse to offer real-time indices based on best-bid and best-ask prices and last-market prices of completed trades in fixed-income securities. The Eurex Bonds price data is distributed by the Deutsche Borse Information Products Division through the Consolidated Exchange Feed data-distributed system. The data will be available free of charge to subscribers through February 2003.

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