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Industry Filings

  • June 2005 Filings by Designated Contract Markets (DCMs)

    Date of Letter

    Date Filed

    DCM

    Description

    06/29/2005

    06/30/2005

    HEDGESTREET

    HedgeStreet a) revises its trading fee structure; b) eliminates Quarterly Account Maintenance Fee; and c) extends the expiration date of its current Special Free Trade Promotional Offer.

    06/28/2005

    06/28/2005

    CBOT

    Appendix 4E
    Amendments to Exchange financial requirements for firms to be regular for delivery against CBOT agricultural contracts.

    06/28/2005

    06/28/2005

    CBOT

    Rule Numbers - 425.01
    Establish position limits, without hedge exemptions, during the last ten trading days of CBOT Treasury futures.
    (Comments Received: EFM Financial Products, LLC, Futures Industry Association, Chicago Board of Trade)

    CFTC Staff Memorandum

    06/28/2005

    06/28/2005

    CME

    Rule 71004, Approved Securities.
    CME is amending Rules governing the position limit associated with futures on IWMs to reflect the 2-for-1 split in the security on June 9 , 2005.

    06/27/2005

    06/27/2005

    NYMEX

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

    06/24/2005

    06/24/2005

    CBOT

    Appendix 4E.
    Amendments to Exchange financial requirements for firms to be regular for delivery against CBOT agricultural contracts.

    06/24/2005

    06/24/2005

    CBOT

    Chapters 2, 4, and 7.
    Changes to certain transfer restrictions applicable to memberships and stock; housekeeping changes to adopt updated and consistent terminology.

    06/24/2005

    06/27/2005

    CME

    CME issued a Regulatory Advisory regarding Personal Cell Phone Usage and Prohibition of Photography on the Trading Floors.

    06/24/2005

    06/24/2005

    CME

    Composition of CME X-Fund Index Futures contracts.

    06/22/2005

    06/22/2005

    NYMEX

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

    06/21/2005

    06/21/2005

    NYMEX

    The Exchange is notifying the CFTC of Change in the Execution Platform for the NYMEX niNY Energy Futures Contracts from the CME Globex System to the Exchange's ClearPort Trading Platform on July 19, 2005.

    06/20/2005

    06/21/2005

    EUREXUS

    Since April 1, 2004, overnight (12:00 A.M. - 7:00 A.M. Chicago time) market supervision has been conducted by Eurex Frankfurt A.G. personnel. By this submission, Eurex US will maintain this arrangement until further notice.

    06/17/2005

    06/17/2005

    HEDGESTREET

    HedgeStreet Rule 5.13(a) and Rule 9.5(b).
    HedgeStreet amends Rule 5.13(a) in order to accommodate the addition of a penalty fee structure for those Members in violation of said Rule. Additionally, a new rule 9.5(b) informs Members that they may be fined as a penalty for violating rules of HedgeStreet.

    06/17/2005

    06/17/2005

    CFE

    CFE Rules 1502 and 1504.
    Rule changes reflect that the CFE Mini-Russell 2000 Index futures contract will be traded without a DPM.

    06/16/2005

    06/16/2005

    NYMEX

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

    06/16/2005

    06/16/2005

    NYMEX

    Rule Numbers 509.05, 516.05, 517.05, 518.05, 519.05, 520.05, 521.05, 619.05, 620.05, 621.05, 622.05, 623.05, 624.05, 625.05, 626.05, 627.05, 628.05, 629.05, 630.05, 631.05, 632.05, 633.05, 634.05, 638.05, 639.05, 640.05, and 641.05.
    Amendment changes the minimum price fluctuation from $0.001 to $0.0025 for 27 natural gas basis futures contracts.

    06/16/2005

    06/16/2005

    NYMEX

    NYMEX Rules 9.26, 9.27, 9.34, and 11.63.
    Effective for trade date June 20, 2005, these amendments include the addition of position limits, accountability levels, reporting levels, and electronic trading no bust ranges for two new emissions allowance Futures Contracts: NOX Emissions Allowance Futures Contract, and SO2 Emissions Allowance Futures Contract.

    06/16/2005

    06/16/2005

    KCBT

    Value Line Stock Index futures Market Maker Agreement.

    06/14/2005

    06/14/2005

    CME

    Notification letters re: Clearing House Manual of Operations.

    06/13/2005

    06/14/2005

    CME

    CME issued a regulatory advisory regarding Rule 576 (“identification of GLOBEX Terminal Operators”).

    06/13/2005

    06/13/2005

    NYMEX

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

    06/13/2005

    06/13/2005

    MGEX

    Chapter 1 Definitions, Rules 372.00., 1402.00., 7405.00., 7605.00., 7805.00., 8005.00. and 8205.00., and Resolution 1402.00.E.
    The amendment to Rule 372.00. is to prohibit delegates from voting at Interest group meetings. The amendments to the Definitions and Rules 1402.00., 7405.00., 7605.00., 7805.00., 8005.00. and 8205.00., and deleting Resolution 1402.E. are to clarify when stop orders are activated and to permit an expanded price range for cabinet trades as a result of planned functionality enhancements to the e-cbot(R) powered by LIFFE CONNECT(R) platform.

    06/10/2005

    06/10/2005

    CME

    Rule Numbers 357A.01.C., 357A01.E., 359A01.C., and 359A01.E.
    Amendments to the minimum fluctuation and exercise price rules for the Nasdaq 100 and E-Mini Nasdaq 100 options contracts.

    06/10/2005

    06/10/2005

    CME

    Composition of CME X-Fund Index Futures contracts.

    06/09/2005

    06/09/2005

    NYBOT

    Amendment to rule 10.34.
    The amendment clarifies the Year of Growth penalty when delivering by delayed certification.

    06/09/2005

    06/09/2005

    NYBOT

    Amendments to Rules 13.13, 13.16 and 13.23.
    The amendments impose a penalty for specified violations of the FCOJ delivery process by a clearing member.

    06/09/2005

    06/09/2005

    NYBOT

    Amendments to Rule 4.19.
    Amendment allows a floor broker to execute a trade for himself opposite his customer when the order pertains to Cocoa contracts, as long as the floor broker has the prior written consent from the customer to take the opposite side.

    06/09/2005

    06/09/2005

    NYBOT

    Amendments to Rule 23.01(a)(12) and Pulp Appendix I
    Amendment to Rule 23.01(a)(12) requires a Production Quality Certificate to be issued on the mill's or brand's letterhead and the amendment to Appendix I adds a mill to the list of Exchange approved mills.

    06/09/2005

    06/09/2005

    NYBOT

    Amendment to Rule 9.18
    Amendment revises the growth differential for the cocoa growth of Sanchez (Dominican Republic).

    06/09/2005

    06/09/2005

    NYBOT

    Amendments to Rules 9.00, 9.14, 8.18, 9.23(f) and Resolution No. 4
    Amendments make it clear that a non-member may submit a cocoa sampling order to the Exchange and delete confusing language.

    06/09/2005

    06/09/2005

    HEDGESTREET

    HedgeStreet introduces Real-Time Account Funding.

    06/06/2005

    06/07/2005

    NYMEX

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

    06/06/2005

    06/06/2005

    NYMEX

    Rule Numbers – 2.50 and 2.51
    NYMEX is amending Rules 2.50 and 2.51 to allow for NYMEX membership seats to be held by trusts under certain specified conditions. Rule 6.40B is being amended to extend trading at settlement programs in the Exchange’s heating oil and unleaded gasoline futures contracts through July 8, 2005.

    06/03/2005

    06/03/2005

    CME

    Rule Numbers – CME Rules 526 and 536.
    Rule 526 (“Block Trades”) and Rule 536 (“Recordkeeping Requirements for Pit, Globex and Negotiated Trades”) were revised to reflect comments from the CFTC to CME’s comprehensive changes to CME Rulebook Chapter 5.

    06/03/2005

    06/03/2005

    NYMEX

    Rule Numbers – NYMEX Rule 9.02.
    Effective June 6, 2005, the amendments provide that a remote clearing solution can be effectuated by a Clearing Member where the Clearing House Committee receives such request and deems it reasonable.

    06/03/2005

    06/03/2005

    NYMEX

    Rule Numbers – 6.40B, 6.57 and 6.57A.
    NYMEX is amending Rules 6.57A to provide that the post-close sessions in Dublin will commence three minutes after the close for a uniform two-minute trading session. Rule 6.40B is being amended to extend trading at settlement programs in the Exchange’s heating oil and unleaded gasoline futures contracts through to July 8, 2005.

    06/02/2005

    06/02/2005

    NYMEX

    Supplement No. 2, "Licensed Warehouses for Copper" of the Grade 1 Copper Futures Contract.
    The approved amendment delists the warehouse operated by William B. Meyer Inc, Long Beach Boulevard, Stratford, CT as an Exchange Licensed Warehouse for Copper. There are no copper cathodes stored in this facility.

    06/02/2005

    06/02/2005

    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 "ENM" brand of copper cathodes from Empresa Nacional de Minera to Corporacion Nacional del Cobre de Chile.

    06/02/2005

    06/02/2005

    CME

    Rule Numbers 20102.E and 201A01.F
    Increase in non-spot month position limits for CME Random Length Lumber futures and options.

    06/02/2005

    06/02/2005

    CFE

    Rule 412
    Revises CFE's application requirements for qualified hedge, spread, and arbitrage transactions and makes other changes to CFE's position limit rule.

    06/01/2005

    06/01/2005

    NYMEX

    Pursuant to COMEX Division Rule 104.47(b), the Exchange Control Committee has decided to reduce spot month Copper position limits.

    06/01/2005

    06/01/2005

    NYMEX

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

    06/01/2005

    06/01/2005

    MGEX

    Regulations 2014.00. and 2015.00.
    Amend Regulations 2014 and 2015 to allow for correcting errors made by or on behalf of the Exchange when calculating settlement prices.

    06/01/2005

    06/01/2005

    CBT

    Rule Number 9B.03
    Remove a provision requiring a membership vote to authorize the listing of agricultural products for "off hours" electronic trading.

    06/01/2005

    06/01/2005

    HEDGESTREET

    Rule Numbers – HedgeStreet Rules 12.9(f)(ii)(1)-(3); 12.9(f)(iii)(1)-(3); 12.28(f)(iv)(1)-(3); and 12.28(f)(v)(1)-(3)
    Amendments to the Payout Criteria for the Gasoline and Crude Oil Fixed Payout Hedgelet Contracts – specifically those Contracts offered by both Quarterly and Year-End duration.