|Topics in this issue include:
|Critical System Updates|
CME Globex Network Migration to New Data Center
A client impact overview is also available.
Mock Trading Session
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.
Volume Controls for iLink Order Messaging
Implementing this volume control for new order and order cancel/replace messaging is designed to:
Please note the volume control for order cancel (tag 35=F) messaging will remain at the current 1,000 MPS threshold during trading hours, but will be set to 100 MPS on Sundays 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. CT, and Mondays – Thursdays 4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. CT.
The volume controls for new order and order cancel/replace messages will be available for customer testing in New Release on Monday, October 18.
The CME Globex Market Performance Protection Policy is available online.
For more information, please contact the CME Globex Control Center at 312.456.2391.
Channel 11 - CME FX Futures
Channel 12 - CME FX Options
The change will not impact the volatility-quoted FX options on channel 6.
Channel configuration information is available on the ftp.cmegroup.com site as outlined in the Core Functionality module of the FIX/FAST Software Development Kit. These new channels will be available in New Release for customer testing Monday, October 18.
The new tags will be used to indentify:
All customer order routing systems must support and accurately populate these new tags, and complete the mandatory certification via AutoCert+ by June 5. The test suite will be available in AutoCert+, Monday, October 4, 2010.
The new tags will be available for testing in New Release, Monday, October 4, 2010.
There are no impacts to FIX/FAST market data with this launch.
A client impact assessment is available online
COMEX, NYMEX, and DME Futures Enhancements
The messaging and functionality impacts are documented online in the Client Impact Assessment.
CME Group recommends all system providers supporting NYMEX, COMEX or DME futures test these changes thoroughly in New Release.
The E-micro gold contract is one-tenth the size of the benchmark 100-oz full-size gold futures contract and carries a smaller initial margin requirement. It also has lower trading fees than the standard gold contract, but offers the same full investor safeguards of trading in CME Group's regulated environment.
E-Micro Gold Futures will be listed with tag 1151-SecurityGroup=MGC and tag 55-Symbol=QO.
The new E-Micro Gold Futures is available in New Release for customer testing.
EUA and CER Futures Calendar and Intercommodity Spreads
The calendar spreads will use the value SP in tag 762-SecuritySubType. The intercommodity spreads will use the value IS in tag 762-SecuritySubType.
These new futures spreads will be available in New Release for customer testing this Monday, October 4.
Effective Sunday, October 17 (trade date Monday, October 18), a new intercommodity spread for the Cheese vs. Class III Milk futures will be available for trading on the CME Globex platform.
The Cheese vs. Class III Milk intercommodity spread will be listed with tag 1151-SecurityGroup=CSC, tag 55-Symbol=DY and tag 762-SecuritySubType=IS.
This new intercommodity spread will be available for customer testing in New Release this Monday, October 4, 2010.
Options on Weekly NASDAQ-100 and Weekly E-Mini NASDAQ-100 Futures
These NASDAQ-100 weekly options will expand the number of available expirations and provide our customers with more trading opportunities and increased flexibility for more efficient position management.
Benefits include expanded trading choices, certainty of exercise, and the precision and flexibility of additional listings.
A weekly expiration will be available for every Friday of the contract month except for the third Friday, the expiration day of existing American-style quarterly and serial options. In months that have five Fridays (October 2010, for example), a Week 5 weekly expiration will be listed for trading.
These new options will be available for customer testing in New Release this Monday, October 4, 2010
Crude Oil Volatility Index (VIX®) Futures and Gold Volatility Index (VIX®) Futures
These two futures contracts are based on volatility indexes that combine NYMEX’s and COMEX’s options market data on CME Globex for the crude oil and gold with the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) Volatility Index® (VIX®) methodology. The Crude Oil Index will be a 30-day forward looking index value on option implied volatility while the Gold will be a 60-day forward looking index value on option implied volatility. These contracts will be listed on NYMEX (Crude Oil VIX) and COMEX (Gold VIX), and subject to, the rules and regulations of NYMEX, COMEX and Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.
These new futures will be available for customer testing in New Release this Monday, October 4, 2010.
On-The-Run U.S. Treasury Futures
The OTR Treasury futures listing cycle will correspond to the U.S. Treasury auction cycle for 2-year, 5-year, and 10-year Treasury notes. Details on the OTR Treasury futures listing cycle are available online.
The OTR Treasury spreads will use a new external name naming convention. The external naming convention will contain the actual ratio and both maturities for the underlying contracts.
View the Tentative Auction Schedule of U.S. Treasury Securities online.
The new On-The-Run (OTR) Treasury Futures will be available for customer testing in New Release Monday, October 4, 2010.
Daily European Union Allowance (EUA) Futures
In addition, the Daily EUA Futures contract will be the first CME Globex daily expiration futures contract, and as such represents new functionality within CME Globex. For the Daily EUA Futures contract, the listing schedule will include two (2) daily contracts available for trading at any one time: the current trade date and the following trade date (the contract date). On the last trade date, trading will halt at 11:00 a.m. Central Time (CT) (5: 00 p.m. (UK) local time) and the Exchange for Related Position (EFRP) transaction session will end at 12:00 p.m. (CT) (6:00 PM (UK) local time).
Please note: During the week of October 31 through November 7 due to the end of British Summer Time (BST), trading will halt at 12:00 p.m. (CT) and the EFRP transaction session will end at 1:00 p.m. (CT).
The FIX/FAST Security Definition message (tag 35-MsgType=d) is being modified to support this new functionality. The following FIX tags will be leveraged for the Daily EUA Futures contract, as follows:
For daily expiration futures contracts:
To support extended testing time for this new daily expiration futures product type and the associated messaging tags, the Security Definition messages will be available in New Release, Certification and Production environments for CME Globex as of Monday, October 4. The Daily EUA Futures contract will be actionable in both the New Release and Certification test environments, but will be non-actionable in the CME Globex Production environment.
We advise customers to test this new product under current production code in the Certification test environment, and under the NYMEX-enhanced functionality in New Release test environment.
New Release Environment Harmonization
If you experience any testing issues in New Release, please contact Certification Support for Electronic Trading (CSET) at 312.930.2322 for assistance.
2-Year Treasury Note Options Strike Changes
With this change, all maturities of the 2-Year U.S. Treasury Note options will list at-the-money (ATM) ± 15 strikes. Currently, ATM ±10 strikes are listed for all maturities.
These changes in options listings are currenlty available in New Release for customer testing .
|Events & Announcements|
CME Co-Location Services Details and Application Process
If you are interested in having the lowest possible latency connection to the CME Globex platform, contact your Global Account Manager today.
Learn more about CME Co-Location Services, visit www.cmegroup.com/colo
To request additional information and to apply, please contact your Global Account Manager at +1.312.634.8700 in the United States; +44.20.7796.7100 in Europe; and +65.6593.5574 in Asia.
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. An e-mail notification will be distributed to Class A clearing firms on Monday, October 4. Idle session IDs that have not been granted an exemption will be deleted at end of day November 5, 2010.
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