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Tokyo Financial Exchange to launch Dow-linked derivative

TOKYO -- Tokyo Financial Exchange Inc. will debut by June a new investment product tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average, targeting retail investors seeking to expand their horizons outside Japan.

     The product to be announced Tuesday is a type of derivative known as a contract for difference. Buyers deposit money with the exchange operator. And when a trade is executed, one side pays the other the difference between the initial and final prices, depending on which way the price moves.

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