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Industry Filings

  • February 2006 Filings by Designated Contract Markets (DCMs)

    Date of Letter

    Date Filed

    DCM

    Description

    02/27/2006

    02/28/2006

    CBOT

    Rule Numbers - Appendix 4A
    Establish $1.00 Exchange fee for Level 3 transactions in 100 oz. Gold Options.

    02/24/2006

    02/24/2006

    CBOT

    Rule Numbers - 221.00.
    Clarify termination of membership delegation upon membership sale and upon suspension of either party to a delegation agreement.

    02/24/2006

    02/24/2006

    CBOT

    Rule Numbers- 202.01 and 203.01.
    Eliminate obsolete provisions relating to the acquisition of memberships.

    02/24/2006

    02/24/2006

    HEDGESTREET

    Rule Numbers - HedgeStreet Rules 12.59, 12.66, 12.68, and 12.70.
    As of the start of business on Monday, February 27, 2006, HedgeStreet effects a temporary reduction in the Reporting Levels and corresponding Speculative Position Limits for the Binary Crude Oil, Gold, Natural Gas, and Silver Instruments.

    02/23/2006

    02/23/2006

    CBOT

    Modify the standard contract month listing convention for Dow Jones Industrial Average Index futures.

    02/22/2006

    02/23/2006

    CFE

    Rule Numbers - 147, 212, 1202 -1702, and 2102 - 2202.
    Sets forth housekeeping changes to CFE rules.

    02/21/2006

    02/22/2006

    CME

    Exchange Certification for Electronic Trading of Milk Futures.

    02/17/2006

    02/17/2006

    NYMEX

    COMEX Division Rule 104.94.
    Effective February 21, 2006, the amendments revise the hierarchy of factors to be considered and modify the procedures for determining the settlement price for spot month copper.

    02/17/2006

    02/17/2006

    CME

    CME previously submitted New chapter 415, GSCI ER Index Futures.
    CME is notifying the Commission of its intent to list GSCI ER Index Futures with a single contract month expiring in March 2011 as of March 12, 2006.

    02/16/2006

    02/16/2006

    NYMEX

    Rule Numbers – 390.03 Crude Oil Calendar Spread Options.
    The Exchange seeks to extend the listing schedule for its Crude Oil Calendar Spread Options. Currently, the Exchange will list a one-month Calendar Spread Option for each underlying Crude Oil futures spread.

    02/16/2006

    02/16/2006

    NYMEX

    Rule Numbers – NYMEX Division Rules 9.26, 9.27, and 9.34.
    Effective for Tuesday, February 21, 2006, these amendments include the addition of position limits, accountability levels, and reporting levels for twenty-five new European Energy Futures contracts.

    02/16/2006

    02/16/2006

    CBOT

    Rule Numbers – Chapters 57 and 58.
    Adopt new regulations relating to listing standards for security futures products.

    02/16/2006

    02/16/2006

    CBOT

    Rule Numbers – Appendix 4C.
    Typographical updates to position limit footnotes to bring them into conformity with current single month limits, and to reflect addition of Soybean Crush Option provisions.

    02/16/2006

    02/16/2006

    CBOT

    Early listing of July 2007 Wheat options.

    02/16/2006

    02/16/2006

    CBOT

    Establish Electronic Market Maker Program for 100 oz. Gold Options.

    02/16/2006

    02/16/2006

    CFE

    Rules 1202(i), 1402(i), 1702(i), and 2102(i).
    Implements provisions for circuit breakers.

    02/16/2006

    02/16/2006

    CFE

    CFE Policy and Procedure V.
    Removes CFE's Russell Index Futures Market Maker Program.

    02/15/2006

    02/15/2006

    HEDGESTREET

    Rule Numbers – HedgeStreet Rules 12.30-12.37, Rules 12.44-12.49, Rule 12.51, and Rules 12.71-12.76.
    As of the start of business on Thursday, February 16, 2006, HedgeStreet relists all Quarterly NAR contracts for trading. Additionally, Weekly Contracts in a variety of certain instruments will be temporarily delisted in order to accommodate the listing of various Monthly Contracts in the same Class.

    02/15/2006

    02/15/2006

    CBOT

    Expand the standard array of contract months authorized for trading in Corn options.

    02/14/2006

    02/14/2006

    CME

    Rule Numbers – Rule 539.C – Pre-Execution Discussions Regarding GLOBEX Trades Interpretation of Rule 585. GLOBEX Call Market Trading Algorithm
    Minor amendments to the operational procedures in regards to execution of GLOBEX Call Market Eurodollar Options trades pursuant to pre-execution discussions.

    02/14/2006

    02/14/2006

    CME

    Rule Numbers – Rule 537, Substitution of Futures for Forwards (SUB)
    CME has amended its Rules for the Submission of Futures for Forwards (“SUB”) per which a transaction executed on an OTC basis may be substituted for a CME futures contract to include document requirements for SUBs.

    02/13/2006

    02/14/2006

    CBOT

    Early listing of November 2008 Soybean Options.

    02/13/2006

    02/13/2006

    CBOT

    Rule Numbers – Appendix 4A
    Establish Exchange fee for non-member transactions in Soybean Crush Options.

    02/13/2006

    02/13/2006

    HEDGESTREET

    Rule Numbers – HedgeStreet Rule 12.64 and Rule 12.69
    HedgeStreet hereby notifies the Commission that as of the start of business on Tuesday, February 14, 2006, HedgeStreet Binary Federal Funds Rate contracts and Binary Nonfarm Payrolls contracts for trading.

    02/09/2006

    02/09/2006

    CME

    Rule Numbers – Rule 36302.I
    Technical clarification to E-Mini S&P Asia 50 price limits rule.

    02/09/2006

    02/09/2006

    NYBOT

    Rule Numbers – Amendments to Rules 7.02 and 7.09.
    Amendments delete references to the licensing of a sugar chemist.

    02/09/2006

    02/09/2006

    NYBOT

    Rule Numbers – Amendments to Rules 3.39 and 23.05 and Pulp Appendix I.
    Amendments provide that a quorum for a meeting of the Pulp Committee shall be seven Committee members, change the timing for the listing of a new Pulp delivery month and add a brand of NBSK pulp that will constitute good delivery.

    02/09/2006

    02/09/2006

    NYBOT

    Rule Numbers – Amendments to Rules 8.10(h) 8.12(f) and 8.14(a)(1), Coffee “C”® Appendices I, II and IV and Resolution No. 1(IV)(4)(D)(v).
    Amendments provide for (i) adding Barcelona as a delivery point with a differential of minus 125 points, (ii) eliminating one day free storage given to Receiver and (iii) decertifying a Lot not authorized for rebagging if, after 60 days from the date of written notice to owner, the rebagging indicator remains on the Lot.

    02/06/2006

    02/07/2006

    CBOT

    Establish Electronic Market Maker Program for 100 oz. Gold Options.

    02/06/2006

    02/07/2006

    CBOT

    Rule Numbers – Appendices 4C and 9B-2
    Establish position limits, reportable position levels and no-bust range for 100 oz. Gold options and 5,000 oz. Silver options.

    02/03/2006

    02/03/2006

    NYMEX

    Rule Numbers – NYMEX Division rule 6.21G
    Effective February 4, 2006, the amendment extends the provisions of Rule 6.21G through August 4, 2006. The amendment reflects an extension granted by the CFTC, effective February 4, 2006, to its Order allowing NYMEX Floor Members to trade in OTC markets under specified conditions.

    02/03/2006

    02/03/2006

    HEDGESTREET

    Rule Numbers – HedgeStreet Rule 12.69
    HedgeStreet hereby notifies the Commission that as of the close of business on Friday, February 3, 2006, HedgeStreet will not list for trading any Binary Nonfarm Payrolls Hedgelet contracts until further notice to the Commission.

    02/02/2006

    02/02/2006

    NYMEX

    Exchange Rule 3.03
    Pursuant to new amendments to the CFTC's regulations, the Exchange is required to reinstate the prohibition on Board or committee service for member(s) who had accumulated fines in excess of $5,000 for recordkeeping offenses within one year. The CFTC has also specifically exempted from the prohibition on service those members currently serving on the Board of a disciplinary committee who were appointed to their positions during the time that the Exchange's prohibition on service was not in effect. The Exchange will implement the prohibition to coincide with the CFTC's effective date of February 13, 2006.

    02/02/2006

    02/02/2006

    NYMEX

    NYMEX Division Rule 9.34
    Effective February 6, 2006, the reporting level for NYMEX Europe miNY™ Brent Futures Contracts will be set at 350 contracts. Also, for housekeeping purposes, rule language was modified applicable to the NYMEX Europe Brent Crude Oil Futures Contract.