ON vs. LN User-Defined Spreads coming to CME Globex

Effective Sunday, August 16 (trade date Monday, August 17), CME Group is launching an enhancement to User-Defined Spreads (UDS) functionality to support the Henry Hub Natural Gas options complex on CME Globex.

With this launch, you will be able to create and trade spreads between American- and European-style options.

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Henry Hub Natural Gas Futures Time & Sales Globex

Calendar Date Time Price Size Indicator
27 Nov 2015 16:59:59 2253.0 0 Indicative
27 Nov 2015 16:59:34 2254.0 0 Indicative
27 Nov 2015 16:54:24 2262.0 0 Indicative
27 Nov 2015 16:51:37 2263.0 0 Indicative

About Natural Gas

Henry Hub Natural Gas (NG) Futures allow market participants significant hedging activity to manage risk in the highly volatile natural gas price, which is driven by weather-related demand. They also provide efficient transactions in and out of positions. Natural gas futures are:

  • The third-largest physical commodity futures contract in the world by volume
  • Widely used as a national benchmark price for natural gas, which continues to grow as a global and U.S. energy source
  • An independent, stand-alone commodity

Things to know about the contracts:

  • Natural gas futures prices are based on delivery at the Henry Hub in Louisiana.
  • Traded via open outcry, electronically on CME Globex and off-exchange for clearing only as an EFS, EFP or block trade through CME ClearPort.
  • Options types include American, calendar spread, European and daily.

Read more about Henry Hub Natural Gas (NG) Futures