• Performance Bond Requirements: NGLs and Refined Products Inter-Commodity Spread Credits; Crude Oil Spreads Short Option Minimums - Effective Friday, May 18, 2012

      • To
      • Clearing Member Firms; Chief Financial Officers; Back Office Managers; Margin Managers
      • From
      • CME Clearing
      • #
      • 12-211
      • Notice Date
      • 17 May 2012
      • Effective Date
      • 18 May 2012
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      As per the normal review of market volatility to ensure adequate collateral coverage, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc., Clearing House Risk Management staff approved the performance bond requirements for the following products listed below.
       The rates will be effective after the close of business on Friday, May 18, 2012.
      Current rates as of:
      Thursday, May 17, 2012.
      In this current advisory there are changes to the Short Option Minimum
      ‑     The Short Option Minimum (SOM) is a charge that is applied only to portfolios concentrated in short options that do not generate a minimum margin requirement level when margins are calculated using the normal 16 SPAN scenarios. The SOM charge per short calls or short puts is a percentage of the outright margin on one underlying futures contract.

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