News Release

NYMEX Announces Margins For New MACI and Backwardation-Contango Index Futures Contracts

Wed Feb 06 2008

New York, N.Y., February 6, 2008 --  The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. today announced margins for its new MACI and Backwardation-Contango index futures contact that will launch on CME Globex®, NYMEX ClearPort®, and the NYMEX trading floor on February 10 for trade date February 11.

Margins for the MACI index futures (contract code XC) contract will be $1,100 for clearing member, $1,210 for members, and $1,485 for customers. 

Margins for the Backwardation-Contango index futures (contract code XK) contract will be $200 for clearing members, $220 for members, and $270 for customers. 

NYMEX will provide a 98% credit for the spread trade of each 30 MACI index futures contracts against one strip of six months of the NYMEX crude oil futures comprising the MACI index futures.


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