|Topics in this issue include:
|Critical System Updates|
CME Globex Network Migration to New Data Center
A client impact overview is also available.
If you have any questions regarding this migration, please contact your Global Account Manager at 312.634.8700 in the U.S.; +44 (0) 20 7796 7100 in Europe; or +852.3101.7696 in Asia.
Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Products on CME Globex
New and existing CME Group customers who would like to trade BMD products must establish all appropriate agreements and accounts with a Bursa Malaysia Clearing Firm to be authorized to trade BMD products. Contact your Global Account Manager at CME Group for more information.
FIX/FAST-format market data will be enhanced to support BMD products on CME Globex as outlined in the Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Client Impact Assessment. There are no impacts to iLink order routing for this launch.
BMD products are currently available in New Release for customer testing.
Mock Trading Sessions
Henry Hub Natural Gas Look-Alike Last Day Financial Futures (HH)
The Henry Hub Natural Gas Look-Alike Last Day Financial Futures contract is currently available in New Release for customer testing.
The Distillers Dried Grain (DDG) with the new tag 55 value is currently available in New Release for customer testing.
3-Deep Options Market Data
This change will result in a move to the incremental book management style from the current overlay style, as reflected in tag 279-MDUpdateAction in the Market Data Incremental Refresh message (tag 35=X). Valid values for this tag will now include 0 (New), 1 (Change) and 2 (Delete).
The book depth for every instrument on CME Globex is detailed in tag 264-MarketDepth in the Security Definition (tag 35-MsgType=d). CME Group strongly recommends customer applications utilize tag 264 to identify the supported instrument book depth level dynamically. CME Group also recommends all customer applications should be designed to leverage all possible values for tag 279-MDUpdateAction in the Market Data Incremental Refresh message (tag 35=X) for all markets and channels, to minimize the impact of future book depth changes.
The FIX/FAST Software Development Kit, including details on book management in the Core Functionality module, is available online. Please contact Certification Support for Electronic Trading ( CSET) at 312.930.2322 for development assistance.
All options channels in New Release are currently three-deep for customer testing.
Implied Functionality for CBOT Corn Futures
Implied functionality is being disabled in the CBOT Corn futures from August 29, 2010, through December 31, 2010, to determine if more robust markets in highly liquid contracts can be improved without the implied spreads. We will monitor the market during this period for signs of market quality degradation and, if observed, we will reinstate the implied functionality. Based on the assessment over this period, a decision on the use of the implied spreading functionality for corn futures going forward will be made. More information on this change is available online.
Implied functionality is indicated for every instrument on CME Globex in the FIX/FAST Security Definition message (tag 35-MsgType=d), in tag 1144-ImpliedMarketIndicator.
This change will be available in New Release for customer testing this Monday, August 23.
Expansion of Listings for miNY Silver Futures
The additional contract months for COMEX miNY Silver futures will be available in New Release for customer testing this Monday, August 23.
Expansion of Listings for miNY Gold Futures
The additional contract months for COMEX miNY Gold futures will be available in New Release for customer this Monday, August 23.
Minimum Tick Change for Hot Rolled Steel Index Futures
The minimum trading tick change for Hot Rolled Steel Index Futures will be available in New Release for customer this Monday, August 23.
Expanded Trading Hours for Nikkei 225 Yen-denominated Futures
With this expansion, market participants will be able to trade the futures contracts while the Japanese equity market is open. Previously, the futures contracts traded at CME Group were available only while the Japanese equity market was closed.
Under the expanded hours, trading on CME Globex will begin Sundays at 17:00 through 15:15 CT the following day, with trading Monday–Friday from 15:30 through 15:15 the next day (closing at 15:15 Friday, with a daily maintenance shutdown between 16:30-17:00).
The expanded trading hours were added as part of the licensing agreement extension between CME and Nikkei Inc.
|Events & Announcements|
OneChicago Single Stock Futures via CME Globex
In addition, the Options Clearing Corporation will become the sole clearing counterparty for all trades effected on or through OneChicago.
Please contact OneChicago directly for further information.