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Industry Filings

  • December 2003 Filings by Designated Contract Markets (DCMs)

    Date of Letter

    Date Filed

    DCM

    Description

    12/30/2003

    12/31/2003

    NQLX

    NQLX Rule 101(a)(54)
    Pursuant to Section 5c(c)(1) of the Commodity Exchange Act and Regulations 38.4(b) and 40.6, NQLX LLC is certifying NQLX Notice to Members 05-2003 (Dec. 30, 2003), which suspends the exchange's Futures Maker/TakerSM Fee Program and Volume Rebate Program and replaces them exclusively with the exchange's previously established fixed-fee program (formerly known as the "Alternative Fee Program").

    12/29/2003

    12/30/2003

    CME

    Emergency Rule Certification. Modifications to the Expanded Daily Limits for December 2003 Live Cattle Futures

    12/29/2003

    12/29/2003

    NYMEX

    NYMEX Rule 6.40B
    NYMEX is extending its trading at settlement programs in its unleaded gasoline and heating oil futures contracts through to June 30, 2004.

    12/24/2003

    12/24/2003

    CME

    Amendments to Rule 251A02. Listing of Exercise Prices
    The changes to Rule 251A02. Listing of Exercise Prices allow the Exchange to list British pound put and call options at the regular exercise price that is nearest the previous day's settlement price of the underlying futures contract and the next twenty-four higher and the next twenty-four lower regular exercise prices.

    12/22/2003

    12/22/2003

    NYMEX

    Listing of additional strike prices for the Gold, Copper and Natural Gas Option Contracts

    12/18/2003

    12/19/2003

    NYMEX

    Supplement No. 1, “Official List of Approved Brands and Markings” of the Aluminum Futures Contract The approved amendments formalize the name of the producer and change the brand insignia incised on the aluminum T-bars produced by the Bratsk Aluminum Smelter, the Krasnoyarsk Aluminum Smelter, the Novokuznetsk Aluminum Smelter and the Sayanogorsk Aluminum Smelter. The former brands continue to remain acceptable for delivery.

    12/18/2003

    12/19/2003

    NYMEX

    Supplements to the Gold, Silver, Platinum, Copper and Aluminum Futures Contracts
    The approved amendments delist International Testing Laboratories, Inc as an Exchange Licensed Weighmaster for the Silver, Gold, Copper and Aluminum Futures Contracts and as an Approved Assayer for the Aluminum, Copper, Platinum and Palladium Futures Contracts.

    12/18/2003

    12/18/2003

    CME

    Rule 557.B., Execution of Orders
    The Exchange is amending Rule 557.B, Execution of Orders. The Exchange is increasing the maximum order entry quantity for stock index futures traded on GLOBEX from 250 to 400 contracts.

    12/18/2003

    12/19/2003

    CBOT

    Modification and extension of CBOT Market Making Permit Program.

    12/18/2003

    12/19/2003

    CBOT

    Rules 360.01, 519.02, 519.04, and 520.00A
    Modify CBOT Exchange Floor decorum provisions

    12/18/2003

    12/19/2003

    CBOT

    Rule 1007.02
    Establish the price range available for trading within the Modified Closing Call as the entire closing range and allow new customer orders to be entered into the MCC for those products that trade simultaneously on the screen and in the pit during MCC

    12/17/2003

    12/17/2003

    NYMEX

    Listing of additional strike prices for the Gold, Silver, Copper, Natural Gas, and related Calendar Spread Option Contracts.

    12/17/2003

    12/17/2003

    CME

    All-or-None trading in Euroyen and Euroyen-LIBOR

    12/17/2003

    12/17/2003

    CBOT

    Rule Numbers 230.00, 221.09, 230.02, 249.01, and 250.02
    Allow additional forms of member firm seat ownership.

    12/17/2003

    12/17/2003

    CBOT

    Reduce the tick size for CBOT Soybean Board Crush Spread options from one quarter to one eighth cent per bushel

    12/16/2003

    12/16/2003

    CME

    Rule 101A01.E
    Expand strike price range for Live Cattle options.

    12/15/2003

     

    CME

    Rule Numbers – Amendments to Rule 37703.A. Final Settlement Price
    Modification of Rule 37703.A governing the calculation of the final settlement price for the E-mini NASDAQ Composite Index futures contract.

    12/11/2003

    12/11/2003

    CBOT

    Early listing of May 2005 Soybean Meal futures

    12/08/2003

    12/08/2003

    CME

    Rules 36401, 36402, 36403, 36404. CME is listing an additional contract month in the Long-Short Technology TRAKRS futures contract for expiration in January 2007.

    12/05/2003

    12/05/2003

    CME

    CME Rules 25701.G. and 257A01.H. Termination of Trading. No rule amendments are required. As has been CME's procedure for the past three years in reacting to the Central Bank of Brazil's change of procedures for publishing the end of year "PTAX rate," CME is changing the termination of trading day for the January 2004 Brazilian real futures and options contracts from Wednesday, December 31, 2003 to Tuesday, December 30, 2003.

    12/04/2003

    12/04/2003

    MGEX

    Rule 785.00. and Regulations 2018.00. & 2062.00. The purpose for amending Rule 785 and Regulations 2018 & 2062 is to allow single line entry differential spreads (SLEDS). SLEDS provides traders a more efficient means of recording and clearing members a more efficient means of submitting differential spreads which thereby reduces the potential for unmatched spreads.

    12/04/2003

    12/04/2003

    CME

    Amendments to Rule 255A02. Listing of Exercise Prices. The changes to Rule 255A02. Listing of Exercise Prices allow the Exchange to list Australian dollar put and call options at the regular exercise price that is nearest the previous day's settlement price of the underlying futures contract and the next twenty-one higher and the next twenty-one lower regular exercise prices.

    12/04/2003

    12/04/2003

    NYMEX

    NYMEX Rules 9.26 and 9.27 Platinum spot month position limit reduced from 700 to 200 contracts; e-miNY contract size change from 40 to 50 percent; HO and HU calendar swaps accountability and position limits combined with HO and HU futures.

    12/04/2004

    12/04/2003

    NYMEX

    Listing Two Additional Months in the NYMEX New York Harbor Unleaded Gasoline futures contract and maintaining the listing of 12 contract months on a rolling basis.

    12/02/2003

    12/02/2003

    NYMEX

    Rule Numbers – COMEX Rule 4.36B, “Exchange of Futures for, or in Connection with Swap Transactions”
    The approved rule permits the execution of swap transactions in the Exchange’s Grade 1 Copper Futures Contract in the thirteenth (13th) to twenty-fourth (24th) contract months and is effective on January 1, 2004. The rule will continue in effect for an initial term of three years from the effective date or until terminated by the Exchange Board of Directors or its designee.

    12/01/2003

    12/01/2003

    NYMEX

    Rule Numbers – COMEX Rules 4.47, Position Limits – Aluminum and Copper Futures; and 4.46, Reporting Requirements – Gold, Silver and Copper Options
    Aluminum spot month position limits are increased from 350 to 750 contracts; Copper position limits amended to conform to CFTC regulations; and reporting levels converted to CFTC file format for large trader reporting.