MBF Trading, LLC.
NYMEX Rule 524.A. Trading at Settlement (“TAS”) Transactions
2. TAS orders may be entered on Globex at any time the applicable contracts are available for TAS trading on Globex and during each TAS contract’s prescribed pre-open time period. The initiation of any TAS order on Globex outside these time periods is prohibited.
NYMEX Rule 432. General Offenses
It shall be an offense:
Y. to improperly use the Globex platform or any electronic trading or clearing platform owned or controlled by CME Group or permit the unauthorized use of such platforms.
Pursuant to an offer of settlement that MBF Trading, LLC (“MBF”) presented at a hearing on April 12, 2012, in which MBF neither admitted nor denied the findings or the rule violations upon which the penalty is based, a Panel of the NYMEX Business Conduct Committee (“Panel”) found that during the time period between September 9, 2011 and October 7, 2011, MBF entered TAS orders by its agents prior to the security status messages stating that the product group had entered a pre-open state and its agents improperly used the Globex platform by entering TAS orders prior to the security status message on four occasions, in violation of NYMEX Rule 524.A. (Trading at Settlement (“TAS”) Transactions) and NYMEX Rule 432.Y. (Improper Use of the Globex Platform).
In accordance with the settlement offer, the Panel ordered MBF to pay a fine to the Exchange in the amount of $10,000.
April 16, 2012
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