Russian Trading System

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The Russian Trading System
Type Stock market
Location Moscow, Russia
Founded 1995
Currency Russian ruble

The Russian Trading System (RTS) was a stock market established in 1995 in Moscow, consolidating various regional trading floors into one exchange. Originally RTS was modeled on NASDAQ's trading and settlement software; in 1998 the exchange went on line with its own in-house system. Initially created as a non-profit organisation, it was transformed into a joint-stock company.

In 2011 MICEX merged with RTS creating Moscow Exchange.

Products and services[edit]

RTS Classic Market – with ruble- and dollar-settlement, currently trades in more than 600 different securities.

RTS T+0 Market ruble trading "double-auction anonymous market" with full preliminary deposition of assets; trading is settled in rubles.

FORTSFutures and options trading, with ruble settlement; 39 futures and 19 option contracts available.

RTS Board – the system used for indicative quotation of securities not listed on the RTS.

NQS Bills – Indicative Quotation Systems - the system used for indicative quotation of bills issued by Russian companies; 700 stocks and 500 bills are featured.

RTS Money - over-the-counter real time foreign exchange (FOREX) trading.

Internet trading is available.

RTS Indexes[edit]

The RTS Stock Exchange calculates and publishes 9 indexes: RTS Index, RTS-2 Index, and 7 sectoral indexes. The RTS Index and the RTS-2 Index are calculated using two different lists of stocks.

The RTS Index, RTSI, the official Exchange indicator, first calculated on September 1, 1995, is similar in function to the Dow Jones Average in New York City.

RTSI is computed on thirty-minute intervals using real-time prices of the 50 most liquid Russian stocks listed on the Exchange and is relayed to the RTS Web site, RTS workstations and news agencies. The constituent list of stocks is reviewed every 3 months.

The RTS-2 Index is calculated based on the list of 69 second-tier stocks. The performance over the decade 1998 till 2008 of the RTS Index has been the highest in the world after adjusting for currency effects.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ A closer look at a decade performance,, january 8 2009

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