|Topics in this issue include:
New Weather Futures on CME Globex
In addition, with this launch the following Weather seasonal strips will be available:
These new Weather futures, weeklies and strips will be available for customer testing in New Release and Certification on Monday, July 14.
Options on E-mini S&P® SmallCap 600® Futures
These options and strategies will be available for customer testing in Certification and New Release on Monday, July 14.
Options on Eurodollar Futures Calendar Spreads
Eurodollar calendar spread options are designed to help market participants better manage risk exposures specifically tied to the slope of the Eurodollar rate curve. Call options will be exercisable into one long nearby Eurodollar futures contract and one short deferred Eurodollar futures contract, for example June 2008 (long) and June 2009 (short). Put options will be exercisable into a short nearby Eurodollar future and a long deferred one.
These options will be listed with the futures calendar spread as the indicated underlying. There will not be a synthetic future listed, as is the current practice for the NYMEX complex options on CME Globex. These options will support zero and negative strike prices.
These options and strategies will be available for customer testing in New Release on Monday, July 21.
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 are currently available for customer testing in the New Release environment. The mock trading session previously scheduled for June 28 has been cancelled. End-to-end testing to the LCH Clearing House is available in the New Release environment for configured customers. Please contact CSET at 312.930.2322 or your CME Globex Account Manager at 312.634.8700 to be configured.
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.
30-Day Fed Funds Futures and Options Enhancements
All these changes will be available in New Release for customer testing on Monday, July 21.
The Instrument Group Code can be found in the Security Definition (tag 35-MsgType=d) FIX/FAST message, tag 1151-SecurityGroup; and in the Instrument Creation (MO) RLC-format message at position 70.
These changes will be available for customer testing in New Release Monday, June 30.
|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.
Fourth of July Holiday Calendar
Please note that many markets will be open for trading on Friday, July 4. CME Globex will show a trade date of July 4, but any trades executed between the open on Thursday afternoon and the close on Friday will be cleared on the following Monday, July 7.
CME Globex Trader Decommission
All Good 'Till Cancel (GTC) and Good 'Till Date (GTD) orders submitted via CME Globex Trader will be cancelled at end of day Friday, June 27. Customers can re-submit GTC/GTD orders via iLink at Sunday start-up.
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