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NYMEX Announces Position Accountability, Reporting Levels for NYMEX iPort 3–2–1 Plus Energy Index Futures Contract

Thu Jan 18 2007

NEW YORK, N.Y., January 18, 2007 — The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. today announced the position accountability, expiring month position limits and reporting levels for its NYMEX iPort 3–2–1 Plus energy index futures contract, that will begin trading on January 21 for trade date January 22.

The position accountability levels will be 20,000 contracts for any single month or all months. The contracts have a 2,000–contract expiration month limit. Clearing members must identify customers with a position of 25 or more contracts to NYMEX.

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