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Industry Filings

  • January 2006 Filings by Designated Contract Markets (DCMs)

    Date of Letter

    Date Filed

    DCM

    Description

    01/31/2006

    01/31/2006

    HEDGESTREET

    Rule Numbers - HedgeStreet Rule 12.64 Hedgestreet hereby notifies the Commission that as of the close of business Tuesday, January 31, 2006, HedgeStreet will not list for trading any new Binary Federal Funds Rate contracts until further notice to the Commission.

    01/30/2006

    01/31/2006

    HEDGESTREET

    HedgeStreet hereby submits to the Commission certain amendments and clarifications to the terms and conditions for the HedgeStreet Market Maker Subsidiary Pilot Program that were originally submitted to the Commission on January 5, 2006.

    01/30/2006

    01/30/2006

    HEDGESTREET

    HedgeStreet Rules 12.30(f), 12.31(f), 12.32(f), 12.33(f), 12.34(f), 12.35(f), 12.36(f), 12.37(f), 12.51(f), and 12.67(f).
    HedgeStreet submits to the Commission its intent to temporarily delist certain Monthly Contracts in order to list Weekly Contracts of the same Class.

    01/30/2006

    01/31/2006

    CBOT

    Rule Numbers – 3701.02, 3701.06, and 3702.03
    Bring Rough Rice contracts into greater conformity with the other CBOT agricultural contracts regarding last trading/last delivery days and trading hours.

    01/30/2006

    01/31/2006

    CBOT

    Establish Market Maker Program for CBOT Soybean Crush Spread Options.

    01/30/2006

    01/31/2006

    CBOT

    Appendix 4A
    Establish a $1.25 per contract fee for Exchange for Risk transactions involving CBOT Financial or Dow Jones-AIG Commodity Index contracts.

    01/30/2006

    01/30/2006

    CME

    Certification of E-Mini S&P Asia 50 futures launch date.

    01/24/2006

    01/24/2006

    CBOT

    Early listing of May 2006 T-Bond Options.

    01/20/2006

    01/20/2006

    CBOT

    Early listing of August and September 2007 Soybean, mini-sized Soybean, Soybean Oil and Soybean Meal futures.

    01/17/2006

    01/17/2006

    CFE

    Updated CFE Fee Schedule.

    01/13/2006

    01/13/2006

    NYMEX

    Supplement No. 5, "Approved Brands Acceptable on the London Platinum and Palladium Market" of the Platinum Futures Contract.
    The approved amendment adds the platinum brand produced by Furuya Metal Co Ltd as acceptable for delivery against the Platinum Futures Contract.

    01/13/2006

    01/13/2006

    CME

    Interpretation of Rule 580. - Globex Trade Algorithms
    Chicago Mercantile Exchange is deploying its LMM allocation algorithm to trading of Futures based on Exchange (ETFs) of the CME?obex?ectronic trading platform. This includes futures based on the Nasdaq-100 Tracking Stock ("QQQQ"), Standard & Poor's Depository Receipts?quot;SPDR") and iShares Russell 2000 ("IWM").

    01/13/2006

    01/13/2006

    CBOT

    Early listing of May 2006 10-Yr. T-Note Options.

    01/12/2006

    01/13/2006

    NYMEX

    Rule Numbers – Rule 123.06, “Deliverable Metal Specifications” of the Aluminum Futures Contract.
    The approved amendment increases the weight tolerance on the Low Profile Sow deliverable against the Aluminum Futures Contract from fifteen hundred seventy-five (1,575) pounds to seventeen hundred thirty-five (1,735) pounds.

    01/12/2006

    01/13/2006

    NYMEX

    Rule Numbers - Northern Illinois Hub Calendar-Month LMP Swap (PJM Interconnection, LLC) Contract: Rule 762.07; NYMEX AEP-Dayton Hub Calendar-Month LMP Swap (PJM Interconnection, LLC) Contract: Rules 765.07, 765.09 & 765.10; Cinergy Hub Calendar-Month LMP Swap Contract: Rule 774.02; Michigan Hub Calendar-Month LMP Swap Contract: Rule 776.02; MISO Illinois Hub Calendar-Month LMP Swap Contract: Rule 778.02; and Minnesota Hub Calendar-Month LMP Swap Contract: Rule 780.02.

    01/12/2006

    01/12/2006

    NYMEX

    Rule Numbers – Delisting Chapters 501, 502, and 503.
    Delisting physically-settled electricity futures contracts.

    01/12/2006

    01/12/2006

    NYMEX

    Rule Numbers – NYMEX Division Rule 9.27.
    Effective January 17, 2006, the current spot month speculative position limit for the Two-Year (RQ) and Three-Year (RR) NOX Forward Emissions Allowance futures contracts is reduced from 200 to 125.

    01/12/2006

    01/12/2006

    NYMEX

    Rule Numbers – NYMEX Division Rule 9.24(E).
    Effective January 17, 2006, the amendments to Rule 9.24(E) increase the maximum dollar value of Letters of Credit to $500 million, and retains the percentage basis at 10%. The amendments also increase the collateralized maximum to $600 million.

    01/12/2006

    01/12/2006

    NYMEX

    Rule Numbers – NYMEX Division Rule 11.63
    Effective with the January 16, 2006 trading session for trade date January 17, 2006, on NYMEX ClearPort Trading, the amendments fix the “no bust range” at 10 (ten) ticks for NYMEX miNY™ Unleaded Gasoline contracts.

    01/12/2006

    01/12/2006

    NYMEX

    Rule Numbers – NYMEX Rules 9.26, 9.27, and 9.34.
    Effective on January 16, 2006 for trade date January 17, 2006, these amendments include the addition of position limits, accountability levels, and reporting levels for the NYMEX Mini Unleaded Gasoline Futures Contract and the NYMEX Mini Heating Oil Futures Contract. Also, for housekeeping purposes, rule language was modified applicable to all of the NYMEX Mini and miNY contracts.

    01/10/2006

    01/10/2006

    NYMEX

    Listing of Additional Strike Prices for the Gold, Silver, Copper, Natural Gas, Crude Oil, Unleaded Gasoline and Related Calendar Spread Option Contracts.

    01/06/2006

    01/06/2006

    NYMEX

    NYMEX Division Rules 9.26, 9.27 and 9.34
    Effective for trade date January 9, 2006, these amendments include the addition of position limits, accountability levels, and reporting levels for five new Electricity Futures Contracts: NYMEX ISO New England International Hub Calendar Day Peak LMP Swap Contract, NYMEX NYISO Zone A Calendar Day Peak LBMP Swap Contract, NYMEX NYISO Zone G Calendar Day Peak LBMP Swap Contract, NYMEX NYISO Zone J Calendar Day Peak LBMP Swap Contract, and NYMEX Cinergy Hub Calendar Day Peak LBMP Swap Contract. In addition, relating to the NYMEX AEP-Dayton Hub Calendar Month LMP Swap (PJM Interconnection, LLC) Contract, NYMEX AEP-Dayton Hub Calendar Day LMP Swap (PJM Interconnection, LLC) Contract, Northern Illinois Hub Calendar Month LMP Swap (PJM Interconnection, LLC) Contract, and NYMEX Northern Illinois Hub Calendar Day LMP Swap (PJM Interconnection, LLC) Contract, the aggregation footnote language, previously missing in Rules 9.26 and 9.27, has been inserted.

    01/06/2006

    01/09/2006

    CME

    Revisions to the Goldman Sachs Commodity Index Normalizing Constant for 2006.

    01/05/2006

    01/05/2006

    HEDGESTREET

    HedgeStreet hereby notifies the Commission of its decision to postpone the launch of its anticipated Binary and Variable NAR Contracts (as represented by its previously filed certification filing dated December 29, 2005) until further notice to the Commission.

    01/05/2006

    01/05/2006

    HEDGESTREET

    HedgeStreet hereby notifies the Commission of its intent to extend the period of effectiveness for both the Special Free Trade Promotional Offer and the Refer-A-Friend Program through the end of this year, for expiration on December 31, 2006.

    01/05/2006

    01/05/2006

    HEDGESTREET

    HedgeStreet hereby submits to the Commission the terms and conditions for the HedgeStreet Market Maker Subsidiary Pilot Program (“Program”). HedgeStreet will launch the Program for a period of six (6) months to commence on January 6, 2006 until June 30, 2006.

    01/05/2006

    01/05/2006

    NYMEX

    Listing of Additional Strike Prices for the Gold, Silver, Copper, Natural Gas and Crude Oil Option Contracts.

    01/04/2006

    01/04/2006

    NYMEX

    Withdrawal of Amended Submission 05-207 due to the suspension of the implementation date, and additional review and pending modifications to the Rule. Notification of New NYMEX Division Rule 8.21A, Maintenance of Health and Safety in Exchange Trading Rings.

    01/04/2006

    01/05/2006

    CME

    Rule 15107. Requesting party to pay actual cost for grading pork bellies.