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Industry Filings

  • September 2004 Filings by Designated Contract Markets (DCMs)

    Date of Letter

    Date Filed

    DCM

    Description

    09/30/2004

    09/30/2004

    CME

    Rule Number 855A. Offering E-Mini and Regular Futures Positions
    Technical Amendments to clarify original intent with respect to offsetting E-Mini and regular futures positions.

    09/30/2004

    09/30/2004

    CBOT

    Rules Appendix 9B-3
    Add e-cbot no-bust range for CBOT 100 oz. Gold and 5,000 oz. Silver futures.

    09/29/2004

    09/30/2004

    NYMEX

    NYMEX Division Rules 9.26, 9.27 and 9.34
    The amendments include the addition of position limits, accountability levels and reportable levels for the new Gulf Coast Calendar Swap and European Calendar Swap contracts, which become effective October 3, 2004 (for trade date Monday, October 4, 2004).

    09/29/2004

    09/29/2004

    CFE

    Rule Numbers – Rule 1302
    The rule filing provides additional parameters for certain block trade transactions.

    09/29/2004

    09/29/2004

    CBOT

    Establish pilot program to allow transitory Exchange for Physicals transactions in CBOT 100 oz. Gold and 5,000 oz. Silver futures.

    09/29/2004

    09/29/2004

    CBOT

    Establish Electronic Market Maker Program for CBOT 100 oz. 5,000 oz. Silver futures.

    09/28/2004

    09/29/2004

    EUREX

    Rule Numbers – Amendments to Eurex US Liquidity Initiative Programs
    The amendments relate to the Eurex US X-Factor Program, which is designed to initiate liquidity in Eurex US Treasury futures contracts (2, 5, and 10-year note futures and 30-year bond futures). The amendments will add a minimum monthly volume requirement for all market makers and will increase the size of qualifying aggressive orders from 50 to 100 contracts for purposes of the Revenue Share Program.

    09/27/2004

    09/27/2004

    CME

    Rules 10201-Commodity Specifications and 10203-Settlement Procedures

    09/24/2004

    09/27/2004

    CBOT

    Terminate trading in Dow Jones U.S. Total Market Index (Dow TMI) futures.

    09/24/2004

    09/24/2004

    NYMEX

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

    09/23/2004

    09/23/2004

    NYBOT

    Amendments to Rules 10.00 and 10.02 - 10.46
    Amendments to Cotton delivery procedures to reflect current delivery practices.

    09/23/2004

    09/23/2004

    NYBOT

    NYBOT Holiday Schedule

    09/23/2004

    09/23/2004

    EUREXUS

    Eurex US Rules 313, 406, 415, 907 and 908.
    Eurex US is amending a number of its rules, including: 1) adding a requirement to register all automatic order generators (AOGs) or black boxes; 2) permitting trades to be crossed immediately under certain circumstances and allowing the initiation of the waiting period for other cross trades through RFQ; 3) reducing the minimum amount for block trades involving options on US Treasury contracts to 500 contracts outright and permitting the aggregation of separate legs of an options trade to meet the minimum amount if each leg involved consists of at least 200 contracts; 4) clarifying that where an unregistered intermediary executes a block trade on behalf of a customer, that it is appropriate for the customer; and 5) changing the strike price intervals for options on the 10-year US treasury Notes and 30-Year US Treasury Bonds to half-points from full-points.

    09/22/2004

    09/22/2004

    CBOT

    Chapter m15
    Amend delivery and regularity provisions for mini-sized CBOT Gold futures to be consistent with full-sized CBOT Gold futures.

    09/22/2004

    09/22/2004

    CBOT

    Chapter m14
    Amend delivery and regularity provisions for mini-sized CBOT Silver futures to be consistent with full-sized CBOT Silver futures.

    09/22/2004

    09/22/2004

    CBOT

    Rule Number 249.01(d)
    Expand the definition of relatives who may receive memberships from members via intra-family transfers.

    09/22/2004

    09/22/2004

    CBOT

    Extend, through December 31, 2005, the designation of 10-Yr & 5-Yr. Interest Rate Swap futures and options for trading at the established minimum size of 2,000 contracts on an outright basis.

    09/22/2004

    09/22/2004

    CBOT

    Rule Numbers 1542.01 and 1584.01
    Update terminology in delivery and regularity provisions for 100 oz. Gold futures.

    09/22/2004

    09/22/2004

    CBOT

    Rule Numbers 1442.01 and 1484.01
    Update terminology in specified delivery and regularity provisions for 5,000 oz. Silver futures.

    09/20/2004

    09/21/2004

    HEDGESTREET

    Rules 5.4(b) - (e), 5.5(d)
    HedgeStreet is amending Rule 5.4(b)-(d) and, adding Rule 5.4(e) in order to permit Market Makers to enter Market Maker Orders in Variable Payout Hedgelet Contracts.

    09/20/2004

    09/20/2004

    CME

    Rule Numbers – Rule 300
    Modifications were made to Rule 300 to make the quorum and voting procedures of the Board level committees and non-Board level committees consistent.

    09/20/2004

    09/20/2004

    CME

    Rule Numbers – Definitions, Rules 110, 133, 230, 231, 254, 255, 257, 290, 291, 403, 707, 717, 719, 737, 801, 828, 923, 940, 942, 944, 956, and By-Laws
    Technical modifications were made to certain rules to take into account the establishment of the Chief Executive Officer position.

    09/20/2004

    09/20/2004

    CME

    Rule Numbers – Rule 913.B.
    A change was made to Rule 9.13B. to allow, for inactive members only, to immediately sell and receive the proceeds of any Class A shares that they have assigned for clearing membership, subject to the appropriate notification to their clearing firm.

    09/20/2004

    09/20/2004

    CME

    Rule Numbers – Rule 902
    Modifications were made to Rule 902 reducing the number of Class A shares required to be held by CME clearing firms.

    09/20/2004

    09/20/2004

    MGEX

    Rule Numbers – MGEX Board of Directors Resolution
    The MGEX Board of Directors determined it was in the best interest of the marketplace to minimize scheduling problems in connection with the 2005 Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays by revising the last trading days and expiration days for the December 2005 and January 2006 Spring Wheat options contracts.

    09/17/2004

    09/17/2004

    NYMEX

    Listing of Additional Strike Prices for the Gold, Copper, Natural Gas and Related Calendar Spread Option Contracts.

    09/13/2004

    09/13/2004

    NYMEX

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

    09/10/2004

    09/10/2004

    CBOT

    Establish an Electronic Market Maker program for CBOT mini-sized Dow Jones Industrial Average Index options

    09/09/2004

    09/09/2004

    CME

    Rule Numbers – INTERPRETATION OF RULE 135.A. REGARDING ALLOWABLE SPREADS FOR GEM MEMBERS
    Amendments to remove spreads between the Russell 1000® and both the Russell 2000® and E-mini Russell 2000® from the list of allowable spreads for GEM members.

    09/09/2004

    09/09/2004

    CME

    Rule Numbers – CME Rule 256A01.J. Exercise Prices and 256A02. LISTING OF EXERCISE PRICES for Mexican peso options.
    Amendments to decrease the strike price interval and to double the number of strikes listed above and below the previous day’s settlement price of the underlying futures contract for Mexican peso options.

    09/09/2004

    09/09/2004

    CME

    Exchange is delisting June 2005 S&P Topix 150 Index futures and discontinuing listing future contract months.

    09/09/2004

    09/09/2004

    CME

    Increase No Bust Range for all CME Weather products.

    09/08/2004

    09/08/2004

    HEDGESTREET

    Rule 1.1(r), 5.4(b) - (f), 5.5(b) and (e)
    HedgeStreet has amended Rule 1.1(r) to clarify that all fees can be found on HedgeStreet's website. HedgeStreet has amended Rule 5.4(b), (f), 5.5(b) and (e), and added Rule 5.4(d) and Rule 5.4(e) to permit a market maker to enter buy and sell orders without having the necessary funds/contracts in its account at the time the order is entered.

    09/07/2004

    09/07/2004

    NYMEX

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

    09/07/2004

    09/07/2004

    CME

    Six additional contract months for Class IV Milk Futures and Options.

    09/01/200

    09/01/2004

    NQLX

    NQLX is amending its rules to provide for the suspension of trading in security futures products.
    NQLX Rule 901(a) will be amended to provide that NQLX will delist all of its security futures products (“SFPs”) with the goal that all SFPs cease trading as soon as possible following the close out of open interest in each such SFP contract month.