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|Critical System Updates|
Inter-exchange spreads are implied futures spreads in which the two legs originate from different exchanges. They consist of buying the front leg (exchange A) and selling the back leg (exchange B), with both legs having the same maturity. For inter-exchange spreads, tag 762-SecuritySubType will be set to IS. Inter-exchange spreads are implied IN and OUT, from the individual legs IN to the inter-exchange spread or conversely from the inter-exchange spread OUT to the respective future outrights. These will be the first inter-exchange spreads listed on CME Globex.
This launch will impact all customers receiving FIX/FAST market data, even if you do not plan on supporting the new spreads. There will be a new FIX/FAST template for the Security Definition (tag 35-MsgType=d) message for this launch. The new template is currently available in the production folder of the CME Group ftp site. Per the normal process, the current template is still available as well.
Traders must be authorized to trade the products of both exchanges (NYMEX and DME) in order to trade these inter-exchange spreads. No additional authorization is required; a new Schedule 6 is not needed.
The messaging and functionality impacts are documented online in the Client Impact Assessment. This launch is currently available in New Release for customer testing.
CBOT Equity Futures Enhancements
There will be no changes to functionality or messaging format with these performance improvements.
On Friday, November 29, to prepare for this launch, all Good till Cancel (GTC) and Good till Date (GTD) orders in the CBOT Equity futures markets will be cancelled. Customer may re-enter orders during the normal pre-open on Sunday, November 22.
Please contact your CME Globex Account Manager with any questions or concerns at 312.634.8700.
The theoretical settlement data blocks contain the theoretical settlement price for an instrument. They are sent daily by product group, following the close of the trading session. They are similar to the Closing and Settlement Price data blocks, but will contain tag 64-SettlDate and tag 286-OpenCloseSettlFlag.
Tag 279-MDUpdateAction will be set to 0 = New and tag 269-MDEntryType will be set to 6 = Settlement Price. Tag 64-SettlDate will be present and tag 286-OpenCloseSettlFlag will be set to 5 = Theoretical Price.
Detailed information is available in the Elimination of ITC-format Market Data client impact, Section 2.3 Theoretical Settlement Data Block.
Theoretical settlement blocks will be rolled out for the remaining FIX/FAST Market Data Platform channels. The schedule will be announced in future editions of the CME Globex Notices.
New Price Synchronization Functionality
This functionality is currently enabled for NYMEX, COMEX and DME futures.
|Events & Announcements|
Market Data Availability for KRX KOSPI 200 Futures
On Monday November 16, CME Group and Korea Exchange (KRX) will launch phase one of a multi-phase program designed to expand trading access to futures on the KOSPI 200 Index, the premier benchmark of the Korean equity market.
This initial soft launch is targeted at KRX clearing member firms and Korean customers, and for the first time will provide them with nighttime trading accessibility to the KOSPI 200 market, via KRX’ USG front end system. Although CME Globex will serve as the host for nighttime orders routed through the USG front end, per current Korean regulations, participation via other CME Globex connections will not be available during this initial phase. KRX and CME Group continue to work closely with the Korean regulator on gaining the approvals necessary for direct market access in future phases of the program.
The launch of this first phase demonstrates our commitment to working with KRX to realize the full potential of this strategic partnership, where the overall aim is to fully internationalize the Korean markets. We are excited by the opportunities this multi-phase program creates overtime, both for our globally based customers and those of KRX.
If you would like more information on nighttime trading access to the KOSPI 200 market via the USG system, please visit the KRX website, where you can download a FAQ document with further detail. Please note: all KOSPI 200 market data is owned by the Korea Exchange. Please see the FAQ and contact KRX directly for licensing information.
CME Globex Disaster Recovery Connectivity Testing
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 to review the DR Client Overview.
Idle iLink session IDs needlessly consume resources and make load balancing and resource allocation planning more difficult. CME Group is committed to managing session IDs to ensure the best performance on CME Globex for our customers. The iLink session ID auto-delete process helps ensure these resources are managed proactively and consistently across the marketplace.
Details on the process are available online. The first e-mail notifications will be distributed to Class A clearing firms on Monday, November 23. Idle session IDs that have not been granted an exemption will be deleted at end of day Friday, January 22, 2010.