CME Direct New Features

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As the leading trading front-end, CME Direct is frequently updated to offer you the highly configurable features and functionalities you need to access the deep liquidity and transparency of CME Group markets.

The following new features and improvements allow you to make the most out of your trading front-end.

December Release

Deal Entry Order IDs

CME Direct users can now enter free-form text Buy and Sell Order Numbers (IDs) on the Deal Entry ticket prior to submitting a deal. These IDs, currently used in CME ClearPort, assist users in identifying and filtering their trades, and can be entered for each side of a dual-sided trade or the relevant side of a single-sided trade. This field is can be added to the OTC Tradebook for viewing and is available on CME STP API and CME STP Trade View.

Help & Support Links

A new Help link opens the CME Direct Toolkit which gives users access to the latest technical resources for CME Direct features, procedures, and functionalities.

Notes Field Enhancements

Users can now edit notes they attach to an order after that order fills and is no longer active in the market.

Trade Quantity Display for Futures Strategies

This will now display the Buy/Sell leg direction for Futures in the Trade Quantity.

Time In Force Default Settings

Users will have the option to set Time In Force (TIF) value at the product level.



October Release – features of previous new release update

Quick Options Grid

The Quick Options Grid allows users to quickly filter the Options displayed by simply selecting a base Future.

OTC Pre-Trade Allocations

CME Direct users can now specify pre-trade allocations for an OTC deal and allocate it across multiple clearing accounts and clearing members. Users can set pre-trade allocations on either buy or sell side of the deal only.

Brokers can select from the following allocation methods: Percentage, Ratio, and Leg.

Watch, RFQ, and Add Deal for Blocks from Market Activity

The Market Activity window includes three new buttons for Blocks.

  • Watch: Allows users to add the Globex equivalent instrument to the Strategy Grid
  • RFQ: Allows users to send an RFQ on the Globex equivalent instrument
  • Add Deal: Allows users to open the Add Deal entry defaulted with the instrument

View Working Quantity on Globex orders

The total aggregated quantity for the Buy and Sell side now displays when a user has multiple orders for the same contract.

Two new columns, Working Bid Quantity and Working Offer Quantity, show the consolidated quantity without having to expand the depth.

GCC Alerts

The CME Global Command Center (GCC) can now notify users of important CME related issues by using the new GCC Alert feature.

When GCC sends an alert, a red flashing alert button appears in the top right hand corner of the workspace.

AIM Integration

CME Direct Chat users can now add users of AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) network.

Tooltip Price Conversion

A new tooltip on the Options (Calls/Puts) Grid displays the Strike price in a different price unit.

The tooltip is available for the following:



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