NASDAQ OMX Launches Two New Indexes in the NASDAQ IBIS Index Family

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NEW YORK, Feb. 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) has introduced two new indexes on the Global Index Data Service 2.0 (GIDS 2.0) - the NASDAQ IBIS Focused Growth Index (NQIBIS); and the NASDAQ IBIS Focused Growth Total Return Index (NQIBIST).

"These new indexes offer the unique viewpoint of accessing an absolute return strategy, while maintaining a rules-based and rigorous selection process," said Dave Gedeon, Managing Director of NASDAQ OMX Global Indexes. "Partnering with IBIS Capital allows the market to benefit from both the tactical allocation models and rules-based index tracking."

The NASDAQ IBIS Focused Growth Index utilizes IBIS Capital's Quantitative Tactical Global Rotation Strategy, and will invest in exchange-traded funds covering Large Cap U.S. equities, Small Cap U.S. Equities, Developed Market Equities, and Emerging Market Equities.

The selection of assets is determined through a proprietary technology for Relative Strength. During periods of weakness across global equity markets, the index will shift into either short-term, medium-term, or long-term U.S. government bonds, depending upon prevailing interest rates.

"We are excited to partner with Nasdaq OMX Global Indexes, a pioneer in the space of innovative indexes," said Neal McNeil III, CEO of IBIS Capital. "For decades investors have relied on traditional indexes to benchmark their performance. These new indexes will allow investors to think about benchmarking their portfolios globally and dynamically, with a focus on downside protection and upside participation of the equity markets."

For licensing inquiries about the NASDAQ IBIS Focused Growth Index as a model portfolio for separately managed accounts, or for registered products offered by ETF providers or mutual fund advisors, please call NASDAQ OMX Licensing Global Data Sales at (301) 978 8050.

About NASDAQ OMX Global Indexes

NASDAQ OMX Global Indexes has been creating innovative, market-leading, transparent indexes since 1971. Today, our index offering spans geographies and asset classes and includes diverse families such as the Dividend Achievers, Global, Nordic, Green Economy, Sharia and Commodity Indexes. We continuously offer new opportunities for financial product sponsors across a wide-spectrum of investable products and for asset managers to measure risk and performance. NASDAQ OMX Global Indexes also provides custom index services and design solutions to selected financial organizations. For more information about NASDAQ OMX Global Indexes, visit indexes.nasdaqomx.com.

Daily index values, weightings and historical data for NASDAQ OMX indexes are available via NASDAQ OMX Global Index Watch and NASDAQ OMX Global Index Data Service.

About NASDAQ OMX Group

NASDAQ OMX (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, exchange technology, information and public company services across six continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, NASDAQ OMX enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today's global capital markets. As the creator of the world's first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 70 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. NASDAQ OMX is home to more than 3,200 listed companies with a market value of over $8 trillion. To learn more, visit www.nasdaqomx.com.

About IBIS Capital

IBIS Capital is a leader in developing quantitative strategies focused on absolute return utilizing Exchange Traded Products across multiple asset classes. Ibis has advanced in the development of Exchange Traded Products with some of the leading providers since 2005.

The information contained above is provided for informational and educational purposes only, and nothing contained herein should be construed as investment advice, either on behalf of a particular financial product or an overall investment strategy. Neither The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. nor any of its affiliates makes any recommendation to buy or sell any financial product or any representation about the financial condition of any company or fund. Statements regarding NASDAQ's proprietary indexes are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied. Past performance is not indicative of future results. Investors should undertake their own due diligence and carefully evaluate companies before investing. ADVICE FROM A SECURITIES PROFESSIONAL IS STRONGLY ADVISED.

Information containing any historical information, data or analysis should not be taken as an indication or guarantee of any future performance, analysis, forecast or prediction. Past performance does not guarantee future results. As of the date of this press release, none of the investment strategies mentioned in this press release currently have live assets invested in any fund, separately managed account or other financial product that seeks to track the index's performance, and any performance results for periods prior to the inception date of the calculation and dissemination of each index is back tested and not live and does not reflect any transaction or other fees that an investor would need to pay when investing in a similar strategy.

None of the information in this press release constitutes an offer to sell (or a solicitation of an offer to buy), any security, financial product or other investment vehicle or any trading strategy.

You cannot invest in an index. NASDAQ OMX does not issue, sponsor, endorse, market, offer, review or otherwise express any opinion regarding any investment or financial product that may be based on or linked to the performance of these investment strategies.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Information set forth in this communication contains forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. NASDAQ OMX cautions readers that any forward-looking information is not a guarantee of future performance and that actual results could differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking information. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about our capital return initiatives. Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties or other factors beyond NASDAQ OMX's control. These factors include, but are not limited to, NASDAQ OMX's ability to implement its strategic initiatives, economic, political and market conditions and fluctuations, government and industry regulation, interest rate risk, U.S. and global competition, and other factors detailed in NASDAQ OMX's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its annual reports on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q which are available on NASDAQ OMX's website at http://www.nasdaqomx.com and the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. NASDAQ OMX undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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Source:The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.