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Industry Filings

  • October 2006 Filings by Designated Contract Markets (DCMs)

    Date of Letter

    Date Filed

    DCM

    Description

    10/31/2006

    10/31/2006

    NYMEX

    Rule Numbers – Exchange Rule 9.24 (E)
    Effective Wednesday, November 01, 2006, the Exchange will increase the maximum dollar value of Letters of Credit to $1 billion, but retain the percentage basis at 10%

    10/31/2006

    11/01/2006

    HEDGESTREET

    Rule Numbers – HedgeStreet Rule 1.1, 12.60, 12.61, 12.62, 12.63, and 12.78
    HedgeStreet amends the definition of Rule 1.1 (a), increases the maximum Settlement Value of the Binary Currency contracts from $10 to $100. As a result, HedgeStreet also amends both the reporting levels and the Minimum Tick size for these contracts in order to accommodate the larger maximum Settlement Value.

    10/31/2006

    10/31/2006

    CFE

    Rule Numbers – CFE Rule 1202 (d)
    The Amendment changes the general and spot position limits in CBOE Volatility Index futures and changes the day on which the spot limit comes into effect.

    10/31/2006

    10/31/2006

    CFE

    Sets forth an updated CFE Fee Schedule.

    10/31/2006

    10/31/2006

    CFE

    Rule Numbers – CFE Rule Chapter 22
    The Amendment provides for the delisting of CFE’s Gas at the Pump futures contracts and for the deletion of the contract specification rule chapter for these futures contracts.

    10/31/2006

    10/31/2006

    CBOT

    Early listing of July 2009 Soybean and mini-sized Soybean futures

    10/31/2006

    10/31/2006

    CBOT

    Rule Numbers – 258.05
    Conform financial filing requirements for FCM and clearing member firms with requirements of the CFTC and the Exchange’s Clearing Services Provider

    10/31/2006

    10/31/2006

    CBOT

    Rule Numbers – 5542.02
    Clarify final settlement procedures in the event of a market disruption in the CBOT Dow Jones-AIG Excess Return Commodity Index

    10/31/2006

    10/31/2006

    CBOT

    Establish temporary membership privileges in 100 oz. Gold & 5,000 oz. Silver Options for CBOT Series B-4 (IDEM) Membership status

    10/31/2006

    10/31/2006

    CBOT

    Establish open auction trading hours from 7:10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. from CBOT 100oz. Gold and 5,000 oz. Silver Options

    10/31/2006

    10/31/2006

    CBOT

    Change the last trading day/expiration for January 2009 agricultural & financial options

    10/30/2006

    10/30/2006

    PBOT

    Rule Numbers – Fee Schedule
    Fee schedule amendment

    10/30/2006

    10/31/2006

    CME

    Rule Numbers – CME Rule 588.K.
    CME revised Rule 588.K (“Globex No Bust Ranges”) to remove the delisted Fed Fund “Turn” contract and TIIE and CETES contracts.

    10/27/2006

    10/27/2006

    HedgeStreet

    Rule Numbers – HedgeStreet Rule 12.60, 12.83 and 12.84 only
    HedgeStreet a) effects amendments to the underlying only for both Variable Payout and Binary Wholesale Gasoline Contracts and b) temporarily delists the Weekly Currency Exchange EUR/USD Binary Contracts until further notice to the Commission.

    10/26/2006

    10/26/2006

    NYMEX

    Rule Numbers – Exchange Rule 9.30(C)
    The housekeeping change removes the reference to Rule 9.26 (accountability levels) from Section (C), which pertains to position limits (Rule 9.27) only.

    10/26/2006

    10/26/2006

    CME

    Rule Numbers – CME Rule 588.K
    CME revised Rule 588.K (“Globex No Bust Ranges”) to include the no bust range for the CME Snowfall contract.

    10/25/2006

    10/25/2006

    HedgeStreet

    Rule Numbers – HedgeStreet Rule 12.64 only
    HedgeStreet effects an increase to the minimum tick size of the Binary Federal Funds Contracts only.

    10/25/2006

    10/25/2006

    CME

    Delisting of All Contract Months in CME Overnight Federal Funds Effective Rate futures

    10/19/2006

    10/19/2006

    NYMEX

    The Compliance Advisory provides interpretive guidance on impermissible trading while in possession of executable customer orders.

    10/19/2006

    10/19/2006

    NYMEX

    The Compliance Advisory reminds members that misuse of TAS or MO trades to acquire a position in order to unfairly effect or attempt to unfairly effect a settlement price subject the member and/or the customer to disciplinary action for any of a number of rule violations including but not limited to attempted price manipulation, disruptive trading, washing trading, or conduct substantially detrimental to the exchange.

    10/19/2006

    10/19/2006

    CME

    Rule Numbers – CME Rule 588.K
    CME revised Rule 588.K. (“Globex No Bust Ranges”) to include the no bust range for NYMEX REBCO contract.

    10/18/2006

    10/19/2006

    HEDGESTREET

    Rule Numbers – HedgeStreet Rule 12.58 only
    HedgeStreet effects an increase to the minimum tick size of the Binary Consumer Price Index Contracts only.

    10/17/2006

    10/17/2006

    NYMEX

    Rule Numbers – Chapter 9, Appendix A
    This Submission corrects omissions to Chapter 9, Appendix A

    10/13/2006

    10/13/2006

    HEDGESTREET

    Rule Numbers – HedgeStreet Rules 12.59, 12.64, 12.66, 12.68, 12.70, 12.77, 12.82, 12.84
    HedgeStreet amends the payout criteria of the Federal Funds Binary contracts; de-lists certain Spot contracts and adds Daily/Weekly contracts; increases the Maximum Settlement Value and effects increases to the Minimum Tick size of certain Binary contracts.

    10/13/2006

    10/13/2006

    NYMEX

    Rule Numbers – New NYMEX Rule 9.27A and 9.29A
    Effective Monday, October 16, 2006, the Exchange will implement a number of changes regarding position limits in its energy contracts as outlined in the cover letter

    10/13/2006

    10/13/2006

    NYMEX

    Rule Numbers – NYMEX Division Rules 6.52, 6.52A and 6.52B
    Notification of Amendments to NYMEX Division Settlement Procedures for Energy Futures Contracts—Crude Oil, Natural Gas, New York Harbor Products and Propane

    10/13/2006

    10/13/2006

    CBOT

    Early listing of February 2007 U.S. Treasury Bond options

    10/13/2006

    10/16/2006

    CFE

    Rule Numbers – CFE Rules 1402 and 1404
    The Amendment changes the execution allocation method for the CBOE China Index futures contract.

    10/12/2006

    10/12/2006

    NYMEX

    Rule Numbers – NYMEX Chapter 3 Rules and COMEX Bylaws
    The amendments modify and update Chapter 3 and conform the COMEX bylaws to corresponding changes made earlier this year to the NYMEX bylaws.

    10/12/2006

    10/12/2006

    NYBOT

    Rule Numbers – Licensing Rules 7.63 and 7.64 and NFC Rules 25.15 and 25.33
    Amendments to Rule 7.63 eliminate the requirement that all Licensed NFC Facilities be under continuous inspection of the USDA.
    Amendments to Rule 7.64 remove handling charges for the list of tariffs which Licensed NFC Facilities must provide to the Exchange.
    Amendments to Rule 25.15 provide that the deliverer of NFC shall be responsible for storage charges for 60 days, with the receiver being responsible at the end of the 60 day period.
    Amendment to Rule 25.33 corrects a mathematical error concerning the price of a cabinet trade.

    10/12/2006

    10/12/2006

    PBOT

    Rule Numbers – Fee Schedule
    The Application Fee for membership is changed from $500 to $350

    10/12/2006

    10/12/2006

    CME

    Rule Numbers – CME Rule 588.K
    CME revised Rule 588.k (“Globex No Bust Ranges”) to include the no bust range for the CME’s E-mini Eurodollar contract.

    10/10/2006

    01/17/2006

    USFE

    Change in ownership

    10/10/2006

    10/11/2006

    NYMEX

    Rule Numbers – NYMEX Rules 150.07A, 190.07A, 191.08A, 200.08A and 230.07A
    The housekeeping changes replace the reference to ACCESS with Globex in the provision in Rules 150.07A, 190.07A, 191.08A, 200.08A and 230.07A regarding "Special Price Fluctuation Limits" for Heating Oil, Gasoline, RBOB, Crude Oil, Natural Gas and Propane, respectively.

    10/10/2006

    10/10/2006

    NYMEX

    Rule Numbers – NYMEX Rules 9.26, 9.27 and 9.34
    Effective on October 23, 2006, these amendments include the addition of position limits, accountability levels and reporting levels for the NYMEX REBCO Futures contract.

    10/10/2006

    10/10/2006

    CME

    Normalizing constant for the Goldman Sachs Commodity Index (GSCI) for November 2006 through January 2007.

    10/06/2006

    10/06/2006

    HEDGESTREET

    HedgeStreet effects an increase to the minimum tick size of various binary contracts.

    10/06/2006

    10/06/2006

    CFE

    Rule Numbers – CFE Rules 1202(b) and 1702(b)
    The Amendment amends CFE rules to expand the number of contract months that CFE may list the CBOE Volatility Index futures contract and the CBOE DIJA Volatility Index futures contract for trading.

    10/05/2006

    10/06/2006

    NYMEX

    Rule Numbers – NYMEX Rules 9.26, 9.27 and 9.34
    Effective on October 9, 2006, these amendments include the addition of position limits, accountability levels, and reporting for the new Crude Oil Daily Option and Natural Gas Daily Option contracts.

    10/05/2006

    10/05/2006

    NYMEX

    Rule Numbers – NYMEX Rule 6.20
    The amendments allow the President or his designee to approve a transfer that changes ownership of an existing trade for reasons including the permanent disability of an account, owner, the pending sale of the account owner’s assets, the preservation of an orderly marketplace, or other good cause as determined by the President or his designee in his sole discretion. These amendments will be effective Monday, October 9, 2006.

    10/05/2006

    10/05/2006

    NYMEX

    Rule Numbers – NYMEX Rule 6.57
    The housekeeping change adds the word “metals” in the first paragraph to be consistent with “in all energy and metals futures and options contracts” as there is a post-close trading session in Platinum and Palladium.

    10/05/2006

    10/05/2006

    NYMEX

    Rule Numbers – Supplements No. 5, “Approved Brands Acceptable on the London Platinum and Palladium Market” of both the Platinum and Palladium Futures Contracts.
    The approved amendment adds the new insignia for the previously approved platinum and palladium brands produced by Tanaka Kikinzouku Kogyo K.K. as acceptable for delivery against the Platinum and Palladium Futures Contract.

    10/05/2006

    10/05/2006

    HEDGESTREET

    Rule Numbers – HedgeStreet Rule 12.67 only
    HedgeStreet effects an increase to the minimum tick size of the Binary Mortgage Rate 30-Year (Fixed Rate Mortgage) Contracts only.

    10/04/2006

    10/05/2006

    NYMEX

    Rule Numbers – Chapter 90---Platinum Futures Contract, Rule 90.06 Prices and Fluctuations
    The approved amendment eliminates price limits for the Platinum Futures Contract.

    10/04/2006

    10/04/2006

    HEDGESTREET

    Rule Numbers – HedgeStreet Rules 12.63 and 12.78
    HedgeStreet adds new strikes to the Daily Payout Criteria in two (2) Binary Currency Contracts: the USD/CHF Binary Contracts and the USD/CAD Binary Contracts.

    10/03/2006

    10/04/2006

    PBOT

    Rule Numbers – Notices to Members: 01-2006; 02-2006; 03-2006
    The Exchange is issuing the following Notices to Members regarding trading on PBOT XL:
    Notice to Members 01-2006 (Days and Hours of Operation)
    Notice to Members 02-2006 (Authorized Trader Contacts)
    Notice to Members 03-2006 (Margin)

    10/03/2006

    10/04/2006

    PBOT

    Rule Numbers – 363
    Amendment to Rule 363, Clearing Corporation Rules.

    10/03/2006

    10/04/2006

    PBOT

    Rule Numbers – E1 – E37
    Rules E1-E37 are new, govern activity related to PBOT XL (the Exchange’s new Electronic trading system) and prevail in the event of any conflict with any other Exchange Rule, Except for the General Trading Rules Section 3, which are inapplicable, all other rules and by-laws of the Exchange apply to PBOT XL related activity unless expressly excluded from application.

    10/03/2006

    10/03/2006

    CBOT

    Early listing of March 2008 Soybean Meal and Soybean Oil futures

    10/02/2006

    10/02/2006

    CME

    Rule Numbers – CME Rule 588.K.
    CME revised Rule 588.K. (“Globex No Bust Ranges”) to include the no bust range for the NYMEX Singapore 380 Fuel Oil energy contract that began trading on CME’s electronic trading system.