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US Wrap: May Day flurry favours US equity

The rest of issuance was patriotically dominated by the S&P 500 index. UBS issued both an accelerated growth product and a bull-bear play on the index; the latter only its 12th product for 2009. Credit Suisse, meanwhile, was offering 500% in index gains over either a 12 or 15 month period.

Issuer

Product type

Underlying

Pricing date

Maturity date

UBS AG

Straddle

S&P 500

May 26 2009

May 31 2011

J P Morgan Chase & Co

Reverse Convertible

Caterpillar

May 08 2009

Nov 13 2009

J P Morgan Chase & Co

Reverse Convertible

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