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CME Equity Futures Enhancements
There will be no changes to functionality or messaging format with these performance improvements. Good 'Till Cancelled and Good 'Till Date (GTC/GTD) orders will not be impacted.
Please contact your CME Globex Account Manager with any questions or concerns at 312.634.8700.
Effective first quarter 2010, a number of enhancements will be introduced for CME and CBOT Commodity and Weather, Kansas City Board of Trade (KCBT) and Minneapolis Grain Exchange (MGEX) futures and future spreads on CME Globex.
The messaging and functionality impacts are documented online in the Client Impact Assessment.
CME Group recommends all system providers supporting Commodity futures test these changes thoroughly in New Release.
Long-Term U.S. Treasury Bond Futures and Intercommodity Spreads
Recent fiscal policy has shifted toward increased issuance on the long end of the Treasury curve. In response to the demand from institutional investors with long duration needs, CME Group is launching these Long-Term U.S. Treasury Bond futures. Ultra T-Bond futures will be a natural complement to the U.S. Treasury futures complex, providing market participants with a more direct way to manage long-term risk and add duration to their portfolios.
These products are currently available for customer testing in New Release.
New Weekly OneChicago Single Stock Futures on CME Globex
These contracts will be eligible for trading on Friday and will expire the following Friday, for a total of six trading days. Weekly contracts will not be listed for the week ending on the third Friday of the month, since that is the normal product expiration. The weekly SSFs will trade alongside the current standard, monthly products. Position rolling will not be allowed in these products.
The tag 1151-SecurityGroup values will be constructed with the following weekly codes appended:
The underlying stocks which will have the weekly expiring futures on them will be announced by OneChicago after the close of business of Wednesday, for launch that Friday. The initial weekly SSFs will be for Sears Holding and GE.
These weekly SSFs are currently available for customer testing in New Release.
Green Exchange Venture Products in New Release
Upon launch, a number of NYMEX emissions products currently listed on the CME Globex platform will be migrated to the Green Exchange. These products will use the same SecurityGroup (tag 1151) as they do today; however the value in tag 207-SecurityExchange will be updated from XNYM to GREE. In addition, the value in tag 55-Symbol will be changed for the Green Exchange products.
The FIX/FAST market data for these products will continue to be broadcast on channel 32 of the Market Data Platform, as it is today. With this launch, channel 32 will have market data for both NYMEX and Green Exchange products.
In addition, with this launch, three new options products will be listed for trading on the CME Globex platform.
These products will be available for customer testing in the New Release environment starting Monday, January 11.
Futures Calendar Spreads for NYMEX TAS Futures
These calendar spreads will use the value EC in tag 762-SecuritySubType.
These new futures spreads are currently available in New Release for customer testing.
These instruments with consolidated tag 55 values are currently available in New Release for customer testing.