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Industry Filings

  • March 2005 Filings by Designated Contract Markets (DCMs)

    Date of Letter

    Date Filed

    DCM

    Description

    03/31/2005

    03/31/2005

    NYMEX

    NYMEX Incentive Programs in connection with trading on Dublin Floor.
    Effective April 1, 2005, New York NYMEX "Equity Allocation Volume and Equity Allocation Open Interest" incentive programs concerning NYMEX Dublin Trading Floors.

    03/31/2005

    03/31/2005

    CM

    No trading of CME X-Fund Index Futures contracts for the April 4, 2005 - April 15, 2005 trading cycle.

    03/30/2005

    03/30/2005

    CME

    Exchange is delisting 5-Year and 10-Year Agency Note futures and options.

    03/28/2005

    03/28/2005

    NYMEX

    New NYMEX "Local" Incentive Program in Connection with Trading on Branch Trading Floor in Dublin.

    03/28/2005

    03/28/2005

    NYMEX

    New Market Maker Incentive Program for Floor Trading at NYMEX Branch Trading Floor in Dublin.

    03/23/2005

    03/23/2005

    CME

    Rule Number 588.K.
    Amendment to no-bust range for Ethanol Futures.

    03/23/2005

    03/23/2005

    CFE

    Rule Numbers 414, 415, 1202, 1302, 1402, 1502, and 1602.
    Permits block trade and exchange of future for related position transactions to occur outside normal trading hours.

    03/23/2005

    03/23/2005

    CBOT

    Rule Number 444.06
    Automatically apply Exchange for Risk transaction status to any new CBOT agricultural futures contracts.

    03/23/2005

    03/23/2005

    CBOT

    Expand standard array of contract months which are authorized for trading in CBOT U.S. Treasury options contracts.

    03/22/2005

    03/23/2005

    HEDGESTREET

    HedgeStreet a) extends the expiration date of its current Special Free Trade Promotional Offer; and b) notifies the Commission of a delay in the implementation of its proposed Quarterly Maintenance Fee Plan, previously submitted.

    03/22/2005

    03/23/2005

    CBOT

    Rule Numbers 1639.01, 1690.01, 1691.01, and 1656.01.
    Technical amendments to certain delivery specifications for CBOT Ethanol futures.

    03/22/2005

    03/22/2005

    NYMEX

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

    03/22/2005

    03/22/2005

    CBOT

    Appendix 16A
    Shipping plants initially approved as regular for delivery against CBOT Ethanol futures.

    03/21/2005

    03/22/2005

    CBOT

    Technical revision associated with CBOT Restructuring.

    03/21/2005

    03/21/2005

    NYMEX

    New Market Maker Incentive Program for Floor Trading and NYMEX Branch Trading Floor in Dublin.

    03/21/2005

    03/21/2005

    CME

    Rule Numbers - Chapter 452A01 Options on Three-Month Eurodollar Futures.

    03/21/2005

    03/21/2005

    NYMEX

    New Market Maker Incentive Program for Floor Trading and NYMEX Branch Trading Floor in Dublin.

    03/21/2005

    03/21/2005

    CME

    Rule Numbers - Chapter 452A01 Options on Three-Month Eurodollar Futures.

    03/18/2005

    03/21/2005

    CBOT

    Rule Numbers – Appendix 9B-3
    Add e-cbot no-bust range for Denatured Fuel Ethanol futures.

    03/18/2005

    03/18/2005

    NYMEX

    COMEX Rule 104.17
    Effective March 22, 2005, the amendment to COMEX Rule 104.17 prevents an Options Member from receiving brokerage for outright futures trades.

    03/18/2005

    03/18/2005

    NYMEX

    COMEX Rules 104.62 and 104.63
    Effective March 28, 2005, the amendment to COMEX Rule 104.62 expands to 60 minutes, from 30 minutes, the time frame for approval of an option transaction add-in or deletion, including one which would create a new daily high or low or new open or close high or low. The amendments to COMEX Rule 104.63 specifically outline the procedures for reviewing such requests and, as amended, would permit, under certain conditions, deletions later than 15 minutes for futures transactions and 60 minutes for option transactions.

    03/18/2005

    03/18/2005

    CME

    Composition of CME X-Fund Index Futures contracts.

    03/18/2005

    03/18/2005

    CME

    Rule Number 588.K
    Modification to No Bust Range for Agricultural Products.

    03/16/2005

    03/16/2005

    NYMEX

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

    03/16/2005

    03/16/2005

    CBOT

    Rule Numbers 290.01 and 1008.01A
    Designate market category and codify daily price limit for CBOT Denatured Fuel Ethanol futures.

    03/14/2005

    03/15/2005

    CFE

    Rule Numbers – Policy and Procedure VI.
    Revisions to CFE Trading Privilege Holder Permit Program.

    03/14/2005

    03/14/2005

    NYMEX

    Amendments concerning services by NYMEX staff on NYMEX Floor Committees.

    03/11/2005

    03/14/2005

    NYMEX

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

    03/11/2005

    03/14/2005

    CME

    Rule Numbers – Amendments to CME Rules 251a01.1 & 251A03.A.2, 252A01.I & 252A03.A.2, 253A01.I & 253A03.A.2, 254A01.I & 254A03.A.2, and 261A01.I & 261A03.A.2.
    Amendments to extend trading of CME European-style foreign exchange options on the CME ® Globex ® platform until 9:00 a.m. Central time on the options expiration day.

    03/10/2005

    03/10/2005

    CBOT

    Rule Numbers – Chapters 1 through 6, 9 through 13, 18, 21, 23 through 25, 27 through 33, 35, 36, 43 and 44.
    Update terminology and remove obsolete provisions.

    03/09/2005

    03/09/2005

    CFE

    Rule Numbers – 136, 414, 611, 1202, 1302, and 1402.
    Revisions to CFE’s EFP rule.

    03/09/2005

    03/09/2005

    CBOT

    Rule Numbers – 1781-01
    Modify the daily rate of loading and total regular capacity specifications with respect to facilities which are regular for delivery against CBOT South American Soybean futures.

    03/09/2005

    03/09/2005

    CME

    CME® Rulebook Chapter Five, the Definitions section and CME Rules 934 and 936.
    As part of an ongoing effort to update and streamline CME's Rulebook, a number of changes were made to Chapter Five, the Definitions section and Rules 934 and 936 of CME's Rulebook.

    03/07/2005

    03/07/2005

    NYBOT

    Board of Governors Code of Ethics and Professionalism.

    03/04/2005

    03/04/2005

    NYMEX

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

    03/04/2005

    03/04/2005

    NYMEX

    NYMEX Rules 9.26 and 9.34.
    Effective march 6, 2005 for trade date March 7, 2005, these amendments include the addition of accountability and reportable levels for the NYMEX Dated Brent Calendar Swap Contract.

    03/04/2005

    03/04/2005

    NYMEX

    Rules 635a.03, 762a.03, 765a.03, 616a.03, 617a.03, 618a.03, and 656a.03.
    Clarification of Contract Size for NYMEX Off-Peak Electricity Futures contracts during months with transition into or out of Daylight Saving Time.

    03/04/2005

    03/04/2005

    NYMEX

    Supplement No 2 of the Gold and Silver Futures Contracts.
    Supplement No 1 of the Platinum and Palladium Futures Contracts. The approved amendments change the telephone number of the Brink's Inc. Exchange Licensed Depository. The depository location and computer code remain unchanged.

    03/04/2005

    03/04/2005

    NYMEX

    Supplement No 1, "Official List of Approved Brands and Markings" of the Grade 1 Copper Futures Contract.
    The approved amendment changes the name of the producer of the "HK" brand of copper cathodes from Huttenwerke Kayser AG to Norddeutsche Affinerie AG. Norddeutsche Affinerie acquired Huttenwerke Kayser AG. The brand insignia, "HK" remains unchanged.

    03/04/2005

    03/04/2005

    NYMEX

    Supplement No. 1, "Official List of Approved Brands and Markings" of the Aluminum Futures Contract.
    The approved amendments change the name of the producer of the "BAS" aluminum brand from Bogoslovsky Aluminum Plant to Bogoslovsky Aluminum Plant of Siberian-Urals Aluminum Company and the brand insignia to "BAZ SUAL". The "BAS" aluminum brand continues to remain acceptable for delivery against the Aluminum Futures Contract.

    03/04/2005

    03/04/2005

    NYMEX

    Supplement No. 1, "Official List of Approved Refiners and Brands" of the silver futures Contracts.
    The approved amendment changes the production status of the "KUE" silver brand to no longer produced. The "KUE" silver brand will continue to remain acceptable for delivery against the Silver Futures Contract since there are silver bars bearing this hallmark in Exchange Licensed Depositories.

    03/03/2005

    03/03/2005

    NYMEX

    NYMEX Rule 6.44(D)
    Effective March 4, 2005, the amendment corrects the reference in Rule 6.44 to the rule which requires the use of ATOM by Clearing Members and Floor Brokers to accurately refer to Rule 9.37, which codifies the ATOM billing requirement.

    03/03/2005

    03/03/2005

    NYMEX

    NYMEX Rules 8.02, 8.04, 8.57A and 8.59.
    Effective March 7, 2005, the amendments clearly define all of the methods of process upon an investigation Subject or Respondent, as well as clarifying notice of retention of jurisdiction, and changing the length of time within which such notice must be served on a former Member from 90- days to one year.

    03/03/2005

    03/03/2005

    NYMEX

    NYMEX Rule 6.41
    Effective March 7, 2005, the relevant provisions of the Rule have been amended to be consistent with COMEX Division Rule 104.24, pertaining to procedures for temporary broker affiliations.

    03/03/2005

    03/04/2005

    CME

    Composition of CME X-Fund Index Futures contracts.

    03/03/2005

    03/03/2005

    CME

    Amendments to CME Rules 251A03.A.2, 252A03.A.2, 253A03.A.2, 254A03.A.2, and 261A03.A.2.
    Amendments clarify that the “CME currency fixing price” for determining exercises for the CME European-style foreign exchange options will be rounded to one tick.

    03/03/2005

    03/03/2005

    CME

    20103.D
    Clarification of "freight rate" in 20103.D.

    03/03/2005

    03/03/2005

    CME

    Rule 557. Restrictions on Stock Index futures Traded on Globex
    CME amended its Rules to allow the trade of EFP transactions in the context of E-mini stock index futures.

    03/03/2005

    03/03/2005

    CME

    CME Rule 41301
    Criteria for X-Fund components and composition requirements, and details about the index calculation process.

    03/02/2005

    03/02/2005

    NYMEX

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

    03/02/2005

    03/03/2005

    CBOT

    CBOT Certificate of Incorporation, Bylaws, Rulebook Chapters 1 through 5, 7, 9, 9B
    Provisions associated with CBOT Restructuring.