|Topics in this issue include:
Frost Index and Seasonal Frost Index Futures Launch
More information on these futures is available online.
These futures will be available for customer testing in New Release and Certification on Monday, June 16.
NYMEX LCH ECM & MTF Products on CME Globex
This historic alliance will deliver improved capital and operational efficiencies through wider execution capabilities, broader credit intermediation and margining benefits for customers and market participants.
More information on the arrangement and benefits for market participants is available at www.nymexonlchclearnet.com.
Please note: the NYMEX ECM contracts require development to support trading of these unique products. Detailed development information is available in the NYMEX ECM and NYMEX MTF Products on CME Globex Client Impact Assessment. The complete lists of new products are available in the NYMEX ECM Snapshot and NYMEX MTF Snapshot.
These products will be available for customer testing in the New Release environment on Monday, June 9. A mock trading session will be held Saturday, June 28. More information will be available soon.
These options, with the expanded strike listing range, will be available in New Release for customer testing this Monday, June 9.
Updated! Security Description Naming Convention Change for Binary Options Strategies on Target Federal Funds Rate Futures
With this change, the Security Description naming convention for strategies on the Binary Options on Target Federal Funds Rate futures will change to use the left-most three bytes for strike price. The Security Description currently uses the right-most three bytes for the strike price. This change will ensure unique Security Descriptions can be maintained regardless of market movement. There is no impact on option outrights; this change only affects the exchange-defined options strategies.
For example, currently the Security Description for a Christmas Tree strategy, with leg strike prices of 6000, 6125 and 6250, is BUS:XTU8C000 125 250. With this change, the Security Description for the same strategy will be BUS:XTU8C600 612 625.
This change will affect the iLink and FIX/FAST tag 107-SecurityDesc; and the RLC Instrument Creation (MO) message position 72-91, Complete Instrument Code.
Please note, CME Group strongly recommends customers do not parse the Security Description. Complete instrument information for all products is available in the FIX/FAST Security Definition (tag 35-MsgType=d) and RLC MO messages.
Matching Algorithm Changes for Legacy CBOT Interest Rate and Commodity Futures
Dow ($10) and E-mini Dow ($5) Options and Strategies Enhancements
In addition, with this launch, the following exchange-defined options strategies will be no longer be listed:
Customers interested in trading these or any other types of strategies can create them via the User-Defined Spreads (UDS) functionality. More information on UDS is available in the iLink Software Development Kit.
These changes will be available for customer testing in New Release Monday, June 16.
30-Day Fed Funds Futures and Options Enhancements
All these changes will be available in New Release for customer testing on Monday, July 21.
|Events & Announcements|
Customers in Chicago may submit orders now for 100Mbps connectivity via a Schedule 2 for a new site, or Schedule 5 to upgrade an existing site, submitted to your CME Globex Account Manager. LNet, Jackson Direct and CME DIRECTLink in Chicago will support 100Mbps connections beginning in mid-July. New York and New Jersey areas will be available in mid-summer; CME Group will announce availability in the CME Globex Notices. All of the CME Globex Hubs already support 100Mbps connectivity.
All LNet, Jackson Direct and CME DIRECTLink 100Mbps connectivity is priced at $8,000 per redundant connection per month. More information is available in Schedule 1.
All the Schedules to the CME Globex Connection Agreement are available at www.cmegroup.com/connectionagreement.
More information on the new 100Mbps connectivity, and reports and forecast of CME Globex bandwidth utilization for FIX/FAST-, ITC- and the legacy RLC-format market data is available in the latest CME Group Customer Forum presentation.
CME Globex Disaster Recovery Program
CME Group offers two programs for business continuity testing: CME Globex DR Connectivity testing and Simulated CME Globex DR testing.
The CME Globex DR Connectivity testing, conducted monthly, is designed to ensure that customers can establish a connection to the DR environment in case of an emergency. Customers are required to register in advance to participate online. Disaster Recovery IPs and ports have been distributed by your CME Globex Account Manager.
Complete information on the CME Group business continuity program and the CME Globex DR Connectivity testing, including testing session dates, is available online. CME Group encourages all directly connected customers review the DR Client Impact Assessment.
CME Globex Trader Decommission
Please note this is the last possible extension CME Group will be able to provide; no further extensions will be granted.
If you have questions, please contact your CME Globex Account Manager at 312.634.8700; or at +44.20.7796.7100 in Europe or +852.3101.7696 in Asia.
Earlier Sunday Security Definition and MO Messages