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|Critical System Updates|
FIX/FAST Market Data Platform Channel Changes
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 are available in New Release for customer testing.
Expanded Security Definition Messages for User-Defined Spreads
New tags for UDS Security Definition Messages
In addition, tag 600-LegSymbol, in the repeating group tag 555-NoLegs, will now identify the Symbol (tag 55) for each leg. Currently, tag 600 always contains [N/A].
The expanded Security Definition messages will be launched according to the following schedule:
There will be no template changes for this launch.
The expanded Security Definition messages are currently available for customer testing in the New Release environment.
Based on customer feedback, the requirements have been updated and clarified to be more easily supported by system providers. A summary of the clarifications are captured below.
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 new tags are available in New Release for customer testing.
There are no impacts to FIX/FAST market data with this launch.
Please see the updated Client Impact Document for a more detailed description of technical and data requirements.
Effective this Sunday, November 21, 2010, fractional pricing information will be published on the FIX/FAST Security Definition (tag 35=d) messages for User-Defined Spreads (UDS) on CBOT, KCBT and MGEX agriculture options.
Details on this enhancement are available in the Client Impact Assessment.
Certification is not required and there are no new templates. Customers and system providers are encouraged to test the enhancements thoroughly in New Release.
Please note: for the COMEX futures enhancements launch on December 12, customers are asked to please cancel all Good 'Till Cancel (GTC) and Good 'Till Date (GTD) orders for these COMEX futures and futures spreads after their respective closes on Friday, December 10. After 16:15 CT on Friday, December 10, all remaining GTC and GTD orders for these products will be cancelled by the CME Globex Control Center (GCC).
GTC and GTD orders for COMEX futures and futures spreads may be re-entered during an extended pre-open period, starting at 15:00 CT, on Sunday, December 12. TAS products will pre-open at their normal time, 16:15 CT. If you have any questions, please contact the CME Globex Control Center at 312.456.2391, in Europe at 44.20.7623.4708, or in Asia at 65.6223.1357.
In internal testing environments, the enhancements for COMEX have resulted in significantly reduced message response times. Already among the fastest in the industry, this upgrade is expected to reduce iLink and FIX/FAST response times by an average of 30%. As a result of the reduced message response times, bandwidth utilization in these futures markets is expected to ultimately increase by as much as 30%.
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.
Green Exchange Product Migration
As previously announced, following the Transition, Green futures products will continue to be available for trading via CME Globex and privately-negotiated transactions accepted for submission for clearing through CME ClearPort. In addition, with the Transition, ten Green options products (currently available for trading on the New York trading floor) will be transitioned to and newly listed for trading on the CME Globex platform.
Increase in Maximum Order Quantity for Eurodollar Futures and Futures Spreads
The maximum order quantity for every instrument listed on CME Globex is identified in tag 1140-MaxTradeVol, in the Security Definition (tag 35=d) message.
The increased maximum order quantity is now available in New Release for customer testing.
FIX tag 55-Symbol Change for E-mini S&P SmallCap 600 Futures
The E-mini S&P SmallCap 600 (SMC) with the new tag 55 value is now available in New Release for customer testing.
|Events & Announcements|
CME Globex Software Development Kit Update
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