New CME Globex Product Launches
E-mini S&P 500 Options
Effective Sunday, January 20, 2008 (trade date Monday, January 21), the strike listing rules for E-mini S&P 500® options on futures will change as follows:
|E-mini S&P 500 Options Strike Listing Rules|
|Strike Interval||Current Listing Rules||New Listing Rules|
|5 index points||ATM ± 25||ATM ± 10%|
|10 index points||ATM ± 75||ATM ± 20%|
|25 index points||ATM ± 125||ATM ± 50%|
With this launch, CME Group is also listing one additional serial option, for a total of three serial and four March quarterly options. Currently, CME Group lists two serials and four quarterlies.
These new E-mini S&P 500 options are currently available for customer testing in New Release.
NYMEX European-style Crude Oil and Natural Gas Options Launch
Effective Sunday, January 20, 2008 (trade date Monday, January 21), European-style options on NYMEX Crude Oil and Natural Gas futures will launch on the CME Globex platform. These options will support full User-Defined Spreads (UDS) functionality at launch.
Complete CME Globex product specifications are available in the NYMEX & COMEX Options on CME Globex Snapshot. More information on European-style options is available from NYMEX Product Marketing at 212.299.2301.
|NYMEX European-style Options|
|Product||Instrument Group Code||Product Code||MDP Channel|
These European-style NYMEX options are currently available for customer testing in the New Release environment.
CME Group is the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace. The company is comprised of four Designated Contract Markets (DCMs). Further information on each exchange's rules and product listings can be found by clicking on the links to CME, CBOT, NYMEX and COMEX.