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Industry Filings

  • December 2004 Filings by Designated Contract Markets (DCMs)

    Date of Letter

    Date Filed

    DCM

    Description

    12/29/2004

    12/30/2004

    NYBOT

    Revised Holiday Schedule for FCOJ. Clearing members to submit first day delivery notices a day earlier.

    12/29/2004

    12/30/2004

    CME

    Increased number of contract months for electronically traded Livestock Contracts.

    12/29/2004

    12/30/2004

    CME

    CME Rule 543.A.2.
    These amendments are designed to more accurately reflect the existing Exchange practices in administering this rule as it applies to commodity indexes.

    12/29/2004

    12/30/2004

    CBOT

    EMM Program for 10 Year Municipal Note Index Futures

    12/28/2004

    12/29/2004

    CBOT

    EMM Program for 2 Year U.S. Treasury Note Futures

    12/28/2004

    12/29/2004

    CBOT

    EMM Program for mini-sized Dow Jones Futures ($5 multiplier)

    12/27/2004

    12/28/2004

    EUREXUS

    Supplement to U.S. Treasury Complex incentive program and incentives for new Russell products.

    12/23/2004

    12/27/2004

    NYMEX

    Listing of Additional Strike prices for the Gold, Silver, and Heating Oil Option Contracts.

    12/22/2004

    12/22/2004

    CME

    Composition of CME X-Fund Index Futures contracts.

    12/21/2004

    12/22/2004

    HEDGESTREET

    Rule 5.4(e)
    Amendment to Rule 5.4(e) to make said rule consistent with recent amendment to HedgeStreet's Order as a DCO.

    12/21/2004

    12/21/2004

    CBOT

    Early listing of September 2006 mini-sized Corn futures.

    12/21/2004

    12/21/2004

    CBOT

    Early listing of September 2006 Corn futures.

    12/20/2004

    12/21/2004

    MGEX

    Rules 1800.00., 1801.00., 1804.00., 1812.00, 1814.00. and 1816.00.
    Amended Rules 1800, 1801, 1804, 1812, 1814 and 1816 to clarify electronic trading user obligations and MGEX liabilities.

    12/17/2004

    12/18/2004

    NYMEX

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

    12/17/2004

    12/20/2004

    CME

    Added listings for fertilizer futures.

    12/16/2004

    12/17/2004

    CBOT

    Revised expiration schedules for Dec 06 and Dec 07 agricultural and financial options.

    12/16/2004

    12/17/2004

    CBOT

    Rule Number 1038.02
    Change the Exchange limit for vomitoxin levels in Wheat.

    12/16/2004

    12/16/2004

    CFE

    Amend Fee Schedule

    12/16/2004

    12/17/2004

    NYMEX

    Listing Schedule Change for NYMEX Natural Gas Futures, Henry Hub Swap, Henry Hub Penultimate Swap, Natural Gas Options, and European Natural Gas Options Contracts.

    12/15/2004

    12/15/2004

    NYMEX

    Supplement No. 2, "Licensed Warehouses for Copper" of the Grade 1 Copper futures Contract.
    The approved amendment changes the name of Locust Industries Inc., located in Baltimore, MD, to Locust Industries Limited. The operations management of the warehouse company and warehouse location remains unchanged.

    12/15/2004

    12/16/2004

    NYMEX

    COMEX Rules 111.45, 112.16 (including Resolution .10 thereto), 113.12, 123.10 and NYMEX Rules 90.08 and 100.08
    The proposed changes to the COMEX and NYMEX Rules would permit the payment for metals delivery for copper, silver, gold, platinum and palladium to be made through the NYMEX Clearinghouse.

    12/15/2004

    12/15/2004

    KCBT

    Notification that electronic trading began on December 12.

    12/14/2004

    12/14/2004

    NYMEX

    COMEX Division Rule 4.82
    Effective Monday, December 20, 2004, the amendments narrow the definition of Customer Type Indicator 1 to only be applicable to individual floor members. Additionally, other minor non-substantive changes were incorporated.

    12/13/2004

    12/13/2004

    MGEX

    Chapter 1 Definitions and Regulation 2100.00.
    Add definitions to Chapter 1 and amend Regulation 2100 to modify the definitions of customer type indicator (CTI) codes required to be submitted to the MGEX Clearing House by clearing members.

    12/10/2004

    12/13/2004

    NYMEX

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

    12/10/2004

    12/10/2004

    NYMEX

    Rules 205.04 and 205.13 The attached rule amendments to the NYMEX Brent Crude Oil Contract under Rule 205.04 change the Brent Crude Oil Index that is used for the final settlement price for contract termination. The rule change allows NYMEX to delete Platts as the index provider, and the Exchange will compile the index using pricing data from three price reporting services (Argus, ICIS-LOR, and Reuters). The disclaimer under Rule 205.13 is also modified. These rule amendments will become effective on December 16, 2004.

    12/10/2004

    12/10/2004

    NYMEX

    NYMEX will be implementing a holiday schedule consisting of reduced trading hours and of holidays on certain specified days for the NYMEX-Europe trading facility in Dublin, Ireland.

    12/10/2004

    12/10/2004

    CME

    Composition of CME X-Fund Index Futures Contracts.

    12/09/2004

    12/09/2004

    NYBOT

    Rule Numbers – Rule 2.40
    Extension of NYMEX/COMEX Trading Permit until June 30, 2005.

    12/09/2004

    12/09/2004

    NYBOT

    Rule Numbers – New Rules 3.37 and 3.38
    Formation of two new committees – Committee on Ethics and Professionalism and Emerging Issues Committee.

    12/09/2004

    12/09/2004

    NYBOT

    Rule Numbers – Coffee “C” Resolution No. 1 and Cocoa Resoultion No. 5
    Clarify warehouse requirements.

    12/08/2004

    12/09/2004

    CCE

    Amending the Rulebook to add a new Chapter 12 regarding contract specifications for the Exchange's Sulfur Financial Instrument Futures contracts. Exchange is also amending the definition of Authorized Trader to include any person that is authorized by Trading Privilege Holder to access the platform of the Exchange. Rule 303 is amended to provide for a revocation procedure relating to Authorized Traders and to require Trading Privilege Holders to provide a guarantee relating to their respective Authorized Traders.

    12/08/2004

    12/09/2004

    CME

    Rule Numbers – CME Rules 25701.G. and 257A01.H. Termination of Trading
    As has been CME’s procedure for the past four years in reacting to the Central Bank of Brazil’s change of procedures for publishing the end of the year “PTAX rate,” CME is changing the termination of trading day for the Janaury 2005 Brazilian real futures and options contracts from Friday, December 32, 2004 to Thursday, December 30, 2004.

    12/07/2004

    12/08/2004

    NYMEX

    Listing of Additional Strike Prices for the Copper and Natural Gas Option Contracts.

    12/07/2004

    12/07/2004

    CBOT

    Establish a $1.00 per contract Exchange fee for EFP transactions involving 100 oz. Gold & 5,000 oz. Silver futures

    12/06/2004

    12/07/2004

    CME

    Amendments to Live Cattle Futures Rule 10103.A.
    Changes in USDA reporting procedures for boxed beef cutout values.

    12/06/2004

    12/07/2004

    CME

    Change in Standard Freight Rate for Live Cattle Futures Deliveries

    12/06/2004

    12/06/2004

    CME

    Rule Numbers – Interpretation of Rule 580. - Globex® Trade Algorithms
    Modifications were made to the CME Globex Eurodollar Trade Matching Algorithms to enhance the efficiency of the Globex Platform.

    12/06/2004

    12/06/2004

    CME

    Rule Numbers – New CME Rule 106.S.
    CME Rule 106.S. allows a family of funds to receive member trading fees without the need for each fund in the family to become an inactive clearing member.

    12/06/2004

    12/06/2004

    CME

    Rule Numbers – CME Rules 152 and 501
    CME made changes to its Globex® Open Access to Learning (“GOAL”) Permit Program that eliminate the “on the CME trading floor” requirement and allow GOAL Permit holders to exercise electronic trading privileges for their own account off of the CME trading floor during Non-RTH hours.

    12/06/2004

    12/06/2004

    NYBOT

    Rule Numbers – Rule 6.10
    Conform Exchange CTIs with the CTIs to be used by all US futures exchanges.

    12/03/2004

    12/03/2004

    CME

    Early listing for July 2005 fertilizer futures.

    12/03/2004

    12/03/2004

    CME

    CME Rule 539.C. Pre-Execution Discussions Regarding Globex Trades
    Immaterial change to rule 539.C. regarding pre-execution discussions of trades intended for Enhanced Options System per Globex Call Market Trading Algorithm rule.

    12/03/2004

    12/03/2004

    CME

    Rule 526, Block Transactions
    The Exchange is amending Rule 526, Block Transactions, to extend the block trade reporting period in CME Weather futures and options to fifteen (15) minutes from the current five (5) minute reporting period.

    12/03/2004

    12/03/2004

    CME

    Rule 557.B. Execution of Orders
    Amendments to the CME Globex® Order Entry Quantity Limits

    12/03/2004

    12/03/2004

    CME

    Rule Numbers 5602. Futures Call, 5602.B. Trading Unit
    Reduction in contract size from 40,000 lbs to 20,000 lbs for the Cash-Settled Butter Futures and Options Contracts.

    12/02/2004

    12/03/2004

    NYMEX

    NYMEX Division Rule 6.19
    Effective December 8, 2004, the amendments narrow the definition of Customer Type Indicator 1 to only be applicable to individual floor members. Additionally, other minor non-substantive changes were incorporated.

    12/02/2004

    12/03/2004

    HEDGESTREET

    Promotion to Waive Trading Fees for December for Active Members in Year-End Hedgelets.

    12/02/2004

    12/02/2004

    NYMEX

    Exchange Rule 8.55(B)(9)
    Effective December 3, 2004, the amendment will prohibit a person, including a member, from entering orders while present on the trading floor of a Division from which that person has not obtained trading privileges.

    12/02/2004

    12/02/2004

    NYMEX

    NYMEX Division Rules 6.40. And 6.41
    Effective December 3, 2004, the amendments permit a floor member or NYMEX European Permittee having an order from another person to take the opposite side of a NYMEX Brent futures transaction for an account in which he has a proprietary interest, provided such person has received the customer's prior written consent and the trade is executed as a crosstrade in accordance with applicable NYMEX rule

    12/02/2004

    12/02/2004

    NYMEX

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

    12/01/2004

    12/01/2004

    NYMEX

    NYMEX is implementing a new NYMEX ACCESS ® trading session on Friday afternoons for Gold, Silver, Copper and Aluminum futures contracts.