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Industry Filings

  • February 2005 Filings by Designated Contract Markets (DCMs)

    Date of Letter

    Date Filed

    DCM

    Description

    02/28/2005

    02/28/2005

    EUREXUS

    Eurex US Trading Incentive Program.
    Eurex US plans to implement changes to its US Treasury complex trading incentive program.

    02/24/2005

    02/25/2005

    NYMEX

    Listing of Additional Strike Prices for the Copper, Unleaded Gasoline, Natural Gas, Crude Oil and Crack Heat Option Contracts

    02/22/2005

    02/22/2005

    CBOT

    Rule Numbers – 170.02
    Adopt a formal confidentiality policy for the CBOT Office of Investigations and Audits.

    02/22/2005

    02/22/2005

    Hedgestreet

    Rule Numbers – Hedgestreet Rules 12.10 and 12.29
    Amendments define standardized trading month schedules for both Gold Hedgelet Contracts and Silver Hedgelet Contracts.

    02/18/2005

    02/22/2005

    Hedgestreet

    Rule Numbers – Hedgestreet Rules 1.1(a)&(i) and 5.14
    Amendment to Rule 1.1(a)&(i) – two terms “Cap” and “Floor” are amended to relate to Variable Payout Hedgelet Contracts. Amendment to Rule 5.14 allows for the addition of new Rule 5.14(e), further defining the application of speculative position limits upon certain trading individuals/parties.

    02/18/2005

    02/18/2005

    NYMEX

    Interpretation of COMEX Division EFPs: Gold-Backed Exchange-Traded ETF Shares Accepted as Cash Leg of an EFP.
    Effective February 22, 2005, NYMEX will accept gold-backed ETF shares as the physical commodity component for EFP transactions involving COMEX gold futures contracts, provided that all elements of a bona fide EFP pursuant to Exchange Rule 104.36 are satisfied.

    02/18/2005

    02/18/2005

    NYBOT

    Amendments to Rules 10.51 and 10.54
    The amendments to rules 10.51 and 10.54 provide for the listing of an additional December Cotton Option Contract.

    02/18/2005

    02/18/2005

    CBOT

    Rule Number 1950.01(a)
    Amend index composition standards for 10-Year Municipal Note Index futures contract.

    02/18/2005

    02/18/2005

    CBOT

    Rule numbers 1449.04, ml1449.04, 1549.04, and ml1549.04.
    Clarify the timing of payment obligations in the delivery process for metals futures.

    02/17/2005

    02/17/2005

    NYMEX

    NYMEX Rules 9.26, 9.27 and 9.34
    Effective February 21, 2005, for trade date February 22, 2005, these amendments include the addition of position limits, accountability levels and reportable levels for seven new Natural Gas Basis contracts.

    02/17/2005

    02/17/2005

    NYMEX

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

    02/17/2005

    02/17/2005

    NYBOT

    Amendments to Rules 7.76 and 13.31
    The amendments to Rule 7.76 provide that a shipping certificate should be in the form prescribed by the Exchange and should contain certain terms and conditions. The amendments to Rule 13.31 provide for the listing of two (2) Spot Cycle contract months in the FCOJ options contract.

    02/17/2005

    02/17/2005

    NYBOT

    Amendments to Rules 4.22, 4.23 and 4.24
    Amendments establish a uniform procedure for trading spreads at a differential.

    02/17/2005

    02/17/2005

    NYBOT

    Amendments to Rules 4.04(b) and 8.04 and Coffee Appendices II and IV
    Amendments to rule 4.04(b) revise the opening call procedure for the Mini Coffee "C" futures contract. Amendments to Coffee Rule 8.04 and Appendices II and IV revise standards, grading procedures, the schedule of imperfections and the discount for Burundi coffee.

    02/17/2005

    02/17/2005

    NYBOT

    Rule Numbers – Rule 4.12
    Repeal of amendments that prohibited the execution of EFP’s in the USDX® during trading hours in New York and Dublin.

    02/17/2005

    02/17/2005

    NYBOT

    Rule Numbers – New Rule 4.41 and repeal of Rules 8, 18, 11.03 and 12.03
    Repeal existing unmatched trade rules and add new rule which codifies the requirement in one place.

    02/17/2005

    02/17/2005

    NYBOT

    Rule Numbers – Rule 21.25
    Amendments to Rule 21.25 update violations for which summary fines may be issued.

    02/17/2005

    02/17/2005

    CME

    Composition of CME X-Fund Index Futures contracts.

    02/17/2005

    02/17/2005

    CFE

    Rule Numbers 201, 206, and 211.
    CFE is implementing new voting procedures and other governance for its Board and committees.

    02/17/2005

    02/17/2005

    CFE

    Rule Number 201
    CFE is revising the composition requirements of its Board of Directors.

    02/17/2005

    02/17/2005

    CBOT

    Reg. 425.01 & Appendices 4E and 4F
    Establish position limits, reportable position levels, minimum financial requirements and letter of credit standards applicable to firms which are regular for delivery against CBOT Denatured Fuel Ethanol futures.

    02/15/2005

    02/15/2005

    NYMEX

    Rule Numbers - Supplement No 1 of the Gold and Silver Futures Contracts. Supplement No 2 and No. 5 of the Platinum and Palladium Futures Contracts.
    The approved amendments change the name of the producer of the gold, silver, platinum and palladium from OMG AG & Co. to Umicore AG & Co. KG. Umicore AG & Co. KG acquired the precious metals operations of OMG AG & Co has renamed the companies. The gold, silver, palladium and platinum brand insignia remain unchanged.

    02/11/2005

    02/11/2005

    NYMEX

    Listing of Additional Strike Prices for the Gold, Silver, Unleaded Gasoline and Natural Gas Option Contracts.

    02/11/2005

    02/14/2005

    EUREXUS

    Rule Numbers – Eurex US Trading Incentive Program
    Eurex US has established an incentive program to promote the maintenance of open interest in its Russell 1000 and Russell 2000 futures contracts.

    02/11/2005

    02/14/2005

    EUREXUS

    Rule Numbers – Eurex US Rule 416
    Eurex US has amended its Rule 416 to permit Exchange for Physicals (EFPs) on its Russell 1000 and Russell 2000 futures contracts.

    02/11/2005

    02/11/2005

    CME

    Rule Numbers – Chapter One
    As part of an ongoing effort to update and streamline CME’s Rulebook, a number of changes were made to Chapter One of CME’s Rulebook to reflect current procedures in the Shareholder Relations and Membership Services Department.

    02/10/2005

    02/10/2005

    NYMEX

    Rule Numbers – NYMEX Rules 9.26, 9.27 and 9.34
    Effective February 13, 2005, for trade date February 14, 2005, these amendments include the addition of position limits, accountability levels and reportable levels for the NYMEX WTI-Brent Spread Calendar Swap, and the NYMEX Brent Calendar Swap contracts.

    02/09/2005

    02/10/2005

    Hedgestreet

    Rule Numbers – Hedgestreet Rules 4.4(c), 5.4, and 5.5(d)
    Amendments to these rules to ensure full collateralization in both variable payout and fixed payout hedgelets upon execution of any trade (instead of blocking cash upon order entry).

    02/09/2005

    02/10/2005

    NYME

    Rule Numbers – NYMEX Rules 9.26, 9.27 and 9.34
    Effective February 10, 2005, for trade date February 11, 2005, these amendments include the addition of position limits, accountability levels and reportable levels for 11 new financially-settled electricity contracts.

    02/08/2005

    02/09/2005

    NYMEX

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

    02/04/2005

    02/04/2005

    CME

    Composition of CME X-Fund Index Futures contracts.

    02/03/2005

    02/03/2005

    NYMEX

    Rule Numbers – NYMEX Rules 6.21G and 9.41
    Effective February 4. 2005, the amendments extend the provisions of Rule 6.21G through February 4, 2006, and eliminate outdated start-up provisions contained in Rule 9.41. The amendments reflect an extention granted by the CFTC to its Order allowing NYMEX Floor Members to trade in OTC markets under specified conditions.

    02/03/2005

    02/03/2005

    NYMEX

    Rule Numbers – NYMEX Division Rules 8.55(A)(23) and 8.55(B)(10), Classification of Offenses
    Effective February 7, 2005, the amendments include a Major and Minor Offense for a Member or Member Firm’s failure to supervise such Member of Member Firm’s employees adequately to prevent them from committing violations of Exchange rules. Included in these Rules is a provision for an affirmative defense.

    02/03/2005

    02/03/2005

    NYMEX

    Rule Numbers – NYMEX Division Rule 6.52A, Settlement Prices for Natural Gas Futures Contracts
    Effective February 7, 2005, the amendments delineate criteria for protection of unexecuted orders and bids/offers represented in the final 30 minutes of trading.

    02/03/2005

    02/03/2005

    NYMEX

    Rule Numbers – NYMEX Division Rules 9.26 and 9.27
    The amendments, effective Monday, February 7, 2005, increase the Palladium accountability level [reflected in Rule 9.26(D)] from 625 contracts to 1,000 contracts, and increase the Palladium spot month limit [reflected in Rule 9.27 (D)] from 225 contracts to 650 contracts.

    02/02/2005

    02/02/2005

    NYMEX

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

    02/02/2005

    02/02/2005

    Hedgestreet

    Rule Numbers – Hedgestreet Rule 12.10(b)
    Amendment to Rule 12.10(b) is due to the change in the underlying contract month for all Gold Hedgelet Contracts.

    02/02/2005

    02/03/2005

    CFE

    Rule Numbers – CFE Policy and Procedure V.
    Market Maker Program for Russell Index futures contracts.

    02/02/2005

    02/03/2005

    CFE

    Revised CFE Fee Schedule.

    02/02/2005

    02/03/2005

    CFE

    Rule Numbers – 1601, 1602, 1603 and 1604.
    Contract specifications for a new CFE product listing: Russell 1000 Index futures contracts.

    02/02/2005

    02/03/2005

    CFE

    Rule Numbers – 1501, 1502, 1503 and 1504
    Contract specifications for a new CFE product listing: Mini-Russell 2000 Index futures contracts.

    02/01/2005

     

    CME

    Rule Numbers – 15102.E
    Decrease spot month speculative position limit in CME Frozen Pork Bellies futures.

    02/01/2005

    02/01/2005

    CME

    Rule Numbers – CME Rule 580. Globex Trade Algorithms
    Amendment to Rule 580 clarifying request for quotes.