• CME Globex Notices: November 1, 2010

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      • CME Globex Customers
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      • CME Global Account Management
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      • 20101101
      • Notice Date
      • 01 November 2010
    • Topics in this issue include:
      Critical System Updates
      New Functionality
      Product Launches
      Product Changes
      Events and Announcements

      Critical System Updates

      Volume Controls for iLink Order Messaging
      Latencies in CME Globex markets can be caused by customers sending messages at sustained, high frequencies. To protect all market participants from the negative effects of this extraordinary and excessive messaging, CME Group is modifying existing automated controls at the iLink session level to monitor for excessive new order (tag 35-MsgType=D) and order cancel/replace (tag 35=G) messaging. If an iLink session exceeds the designated message per second (MPS) threshold over a rolling three second window, subsequent order messaging will be rejected until the average MPS rate falls below the threshold. Effective this Sunday, November 7, this threshold will be reduced to 500 MPS from the current 750 MPS. In addition, on Sundays 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Central time (CT); and on Mondays – Thursdays, 4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. CT, the order messaging threshold will be set at 100 MPS.

      Implementing this volume control for new order and order cancel/replace messaging is designed to:

      • Support valid trading activity; and,
      • Prevent a malfunctioning trading system from impacting the markets

      Please note the volume control for order cancel (tag 35=F) messaging will remain at the current 1,000 MPS threshold during trading hours, but will be set to 100 MPS on Sundays 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. CT, and Mondays – Thursdays 4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. CT.

      The volume controls for new order and order cancel/replace messages are currently available for customer testing in New Release.

      The CME Globex Market Performance Protection Policy is available  online.

      For more information, please contact the   CME Globex Control Center at 312.456.2391.

      FIX/FAST Market Data Platform Channel Changes
      Effective Sunday, November 21, the FX futures and options Market Data Platform channels will be split to better manage messaging rates and performance.

      Channel 11 - CME FX Futures

      • The current channel 11 will continue to broadcast CME FX futures with the exceptions noted below.
      • New channel 60 will broadcast the following FX futures:
        • Tag 55-Symbol=6C
        • Tag 55=6E
        • Tag 55=6L
        • Tag 55=6M
        • Tag 55=6N
        • Tag 55=6R
        • Tag 55=CZ
        • Tag 55=KC
        • Tag 55=XR

      Channel 12 - CME FX Options

      • The current channel 12 will continue to broadcast CME FX options with the exceptions noted below.
      • New channel 61 will broadcast the following FX options:
        • Tag 55-Symbol=0L
        • Tag 55=0M
        • Tag 55=0X
        • Tag 55=0Z
        • Tag 55=2C
        • Tag 55=2E
        • Tag 55=2N
        • Tag 55=3J
        • Tag 55=3N
        • Tag 55=FR
        • Tag 55=MO
        • Tag 55=OR
        • Tag 55=UO
        • Tag 55=X8
        • Tag 55=XD
        • Tag 55=XT

      The change will not impact the volatility-quoted FX options on channel 6.

      Channel configuration information is available on the  ftp.cmegroup.com site as outlined in the   Core Functionality module of the FIX/FAST Software Development Kit. These new channels are available in New Release for customer testing.

      Expanded Security Definition Messages for User-Defined Spreads
      At customers’ requests, the following tags will be added to the Security Definition messages (tag 35-MsgType=d) for user-defined spreads. These tags are currently published on the Security Definition messages for outright instruments and exchange-defined spreads.

      New tags for UDS Security Definition Messages

      • Tag 461-CFICode
      • Tag 731-SettlPriceType
      • Tag 827-ExpirationCycle
      • Tag 1148-LowLimitPrice
      • Tag 1149-HighLimitPrice
      • Tag 1180-ApplID
      • Tag 1234-NoLotTypeRules
      • Tag 1093-LotType
      • Tag 1231-MinLotSize

      In addition, tag 600-LegSymbol, in the repeating group tag 555-NoLegs, will now identify the Symbol (tag 55) for each leg. Currently, tag 600 always contains [N/A].

      The expanded Security Definition messages will be launched according to the following schedule:

      • Sunday, October 31
        • CME Interest Rate Options
      • Sunday, November 7
        • CBOT Interest Rate Options
        • CME FX Options
      • Sunday, November 20
        • CME and CBOT Agriculture Options
        • CME and CBOT Equity Options
        • NYMEX, COMEX and DME Options
      • Sunday, December 12
        • Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Options

      There will be no template changes for this launch.

      The expanded Security Definition messages are currently available for customer testing in the New Release environment.

      New Mandatory iLink Tags
      Effective Sunday, June 5, 2011, new mandatory FIX tags will be introduced on inbound and outbound iLink messages to enhance customer support and assist in market oversight.

      The new tags will be used to indentify:

      • Front-end system
      • Automated trading indicator flag
      • Country of origin

      All customer order routing systems must support and accurately populate these new tags, and complete the mandatory certification via AutoCert+ by June 5.

      The new tags are available in New Release for customer testing.

      There are no impacts to FIX/FAST market data with this launch.

      A client impact assessment is available   online

      New Functionality

      FIX/FAST Maintenance Release
      Effective this Sunday, November 7, the FIX/FAST maintenance release will launch on CME Globex.

      This launch will impact the Security Definition (tag 35-MsgType=d,) and Security Status (tag 35=f) messages. Details on the enhancements are available in the   Client Impact Assessment.

      Certification is not required and there are no new templates. Customers and system providers are encouraged to test the enhancements thoroughly in New Release starting this Monday, October 25.

      Update COMEX, NYMEX, and DME Futures Enhancements
      The COMEX futures enhancements launch, scheduled for this Sunday, November 7, has been postponed in response to customer feedback. Further information will be published in the CME Globex Notices as it becomes available. As a result, GTC and GTD orders will not be eliminated, and the normal pre-open schedule will apply on Sunday.

      COMEX, NYMEX, and DME Futures Enhancements

      Product Complex New Release Launch Production Launch
      COMEX Futures Now Available TBD
      NYMEX Futures
      DME Futures
      Now Available Sunday, December 5

      In internal testing environments, the enhancements for COMEX have resulted in significantly reduced message response times. Already among the fastest in the industry, this upgrade is expected to reduce iLink and FIX/FAST response times by an average of 30%. As a result of the reduced message response times, bandwidth utilization in these futures markets is expected to ultimately increase by as much as 30%.

      The messaging and functionality impacts are documented online in the   Client Impact Assessment.

      CME Group recommends all system providers supporting NYMEX, COMEX or DME futures test these changes thoroughly in New Release.

      Product Launches

      Update Now Available: Monthly and Seasonal Strip Rainfall Index Futures
      The following Monthly and Seasonal Strip Rainfall Index Futures launched Sunday, October 31 (trade date November 1). The correct SecurityGroup (tag 1151) values below are listed below.

      Monthly and Seasonal Strip Rainfall Index Futures

      Location tag 55-Symbol tag 1151-SecurityGroup
      Monthly Mar Apr May June July Aug Sep
      Chicago O'Hare International Airport HW CJR CRH CRJ CRK CRM CRN CRQ CRU
      Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport WR WRH WRJ WRK WRM WRN WRQ WRU
      Los Angeles Downtown USC Campus AR ARH ARJ ARK ARM ARN ARQ ARU
      Des Moines International Airport MR MRH MRJ MRK MRM MRN MRQ MRU
      Detroit Metro Airport VL VLH VLJ VLK VLM VLN VLQ VLU
      Portland International Airport PR PRH PRJ PRK PRM PRN PRQ PRU
      New York LaGuardia Airport YA YAH YAJ YAK YAM YAN YAQ YAU
      Raleigh/Durham International Airport DF DFH DFJ DFK DFM DFN DFQ DFU
      Jacksonville International Airport LF LFH LFJ LFK LFM LFN LFQ LFU

      *Please note, the Security Group codes for Chicago O’Hare International Airport are different for the monthly contract versus the strips.

      Rainfall Index Futures & Strips are geared to the amount of rainfall recorded in a given month in a designated location. They provide a way to:

      • Protect revenues and manage risks related to rainfall
      • Accept the risks related to rainfall in exchange for possible profit

      Brent Look-Alike Crude Oil Options
      Effective Sunday, November 14 (trade date Monday, November 15), the Brent Look-Alike Crude Oil Option contract (tag 1151-SecurityGroup=BE) will be listed for trading on CME Globex. This product is already available on the NYMEX trading floor and CME ClearPort.

      The Brent Look-Alike Crude Oil option contract is available in New Release for customer testing.

      Green Exchange Product Migration
      Effective Sunday, January 23, 2011 (trade date Monday, January 24), the existing NYMEX emissions products (Green products) will be de-listed from trading on NYMEX and will be listed for trading on Green Exchange (the Transition). These products will use the same SecurityGroup (tag 1151) as they do today; however the value in tag 207-SecurityExchange will be updated from XNYM to GREE. In addition, the value in tag 55-Symbol will be changed for the Green products. The Green futures and options will be disseminated on new Market Data Platform channels 18 and 19 as described below.

      As previously announced, following the Transition, Green futures products will continue to be available for trading via CME Globex and privately-negotiated transactions accepted for submission for clearing through CME ClearPort. In addition, with the Transition, ten Green options products (currently available for trading on the New York trading floor) will be transitioned to and newly listed for trading on the CME Globex platform.

      Currently, select Green products are available for customer testing in New Release on the Market Data Platform channel 32. The remaining changes to New Release will be rolled in as follows:

      • November 1, 2010
        • 14 final Green futures products will be available in New Release on the existing channel 32.

      New Green Exchange Futures in New Releases

      Futures Tag 1151-SecurityGroup Current tag 55-Symbol New
      tag 55-Symbol
      Current tag 207-SecurityExchange New tag 207-SecurityExchange
      European Union Allowance (EUA) Futures EUA VO
      In Delivery Month European Union Allowance (EUA) Futures EAF
      Certified Emission Reduction (CER) Futures CCR
      In Delivery Month Certified Emission Reduction (CER) Futures CRE
      Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) Vintage 2009 Futures 98N
      Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) Vintage 2010 Futures 76X
      Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) Vintage 2011 Futures 86N
      Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) Vintage 2012 Futures 96X
      Climate Action Registry (CAR) Future CR
      Climate Action Registry Vintage 2009 Futures 92X
      Climate Action Registry Vintage 2010 Futures 93X
      Climate Action Registry Vintage 2011 Futures 94X
      Climate Action Registry Vintage 2012 Futures 95X
      SO2 Emissions 25 Allowance - Vintage 2009 Futures VAF
      • November 8, 2010
        • Market data for all the Green futures will be disseminated in New Release on the new Green Exchange futures channel 18.
        • Market data for the three existing Green options, currently disseminated in New Release on channel 37, will be migrated to the new Green Exchange options channel 19.
      • November 22, 2010
        • Seven new Green Exchange options will be launched in New Release with market data available on channel 19.

      New Green Exchange Options in New Releases

      Futures Tag 1151-SecurityGroup tag 55-Symbol tag 207-SecurityExchange
      European Union Allowance (EUA) Option EUX GY GREE
      In Delivery Month European Union Allowance (EUA) Option EAX
      In Delivery Month European Union Allowance (EUA) Serial Option 9G
      Certified Emission Reduction (CER) Option CCX
      In Delivery Month Certified Emission Reduction (CER) Option CRY
      In Delivery Month Certified Emission Reduction (CER) Serial Option 9E
      Climate Action Reserve Option CO
      Product Changes

      NEW FIX tag 55-Symbol Change for E-mini S&P SmallCap 600 Futures
      Effective Sunday, December 12 (trade date Monday, December 13), the Symbol (FIX tag 55) for E-mini S&P SmallCap 600 futures will be changed as follows:

      FIX tag 55-Symbol Change for E-mini S&P SmallCap 600 (SMC)

      Product Tag 1151-SecurityGroup Current tag 55-Symbol New tag 55-Symbol
      E-mini S&P SmallCap 600 Futures SMC ME SC

      The E-mini S&P SmallCap 600 (SMC) with the new tag 55 value will be available in New Release for customer testing on Monday, November 15.

      Events & Announcements

      NEW Bursa Malaysia Derivatives (BMD) Products on CME Globex
      As a reminder, BMD products launched for trading on the CME Globex platform Sunday, September 19. Order routing via iLink, and FIX/FAST-format market data on channels 22 and 23 of the Market Data Platform, are now available.

      Customers interested in discussing various access scenarios for trading BMD products on CME Globex, please contact your  Global Account Manager at +1.312.634.8700 in the United States; +44.20.7796.7100 in Europe; and +65.6593.5574 in Asia.

      Additional information is available in the   Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Client Impact Assessment.

      iLink Session ID Auto-Deletion Process
      On Monday, October 4, CME Group implemented the quarterly iLink session ID auto-delete process.

      Idle iLink session IDs needlessly consume resources and make load balancing and resource allocation planning more difficult. CME Group is committed to managing session IDs to ensure the best performance on CME Globex for our customers. The iLink session ID auto-delete process helps ensure these resources are managed proactively and consistently across the marketplace.

      Details on the process are available  online. An e-mail notification will be distributed to Class A clearing firms on Monday, October 4. Idle session IDs that have not been granted an exemption will be deleted at end of day this Friday, November 5, 2010.


      CME Group Technology Conference
      Wednesday, November 10, 2010
      8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
      CME Group at 20 South Wacker Drive, Chicago

      CME Group's Technology Conference is a one-day event that hosts engaging speakers and expert practitioners with knowledge of relevant technologies and trends related to the financial industry. Presentations will be aligned with each of the following topics:

      • Next Generation VM Languages
      • Cloud Computing
      • Development Processes and Methodologies

      This complimentary conference welcomes developers, technology managers and testers who are interested in learning about how and where to apply these new technologies.

      We have limited capacity, so registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

      Click   here to register.

      Pre-Open Schedule Change
      Effective Monday, November 15 , the Monday through Thursday afternoon pre-open for CME, CBOT, KCBT and MGEX products on CME Globex will begin 5 minutes earlier, at 4:45 p.m. Central time. With this change, the afternoon pre-open times will match the current schedule for NYMEX, COMEX and DME products. The trading schedules for all products will remain as currently scheduled.

      During the pre-open market state, customers may begin entering, modifying and canceling orders for the next trading day. The pre-open market state is identified in the FIX/FAST Security Status (tag 35-MsgType=f) message in tag 326-SecurityTradingStatus=21.

      The new pre-open schedule is currently available for customer testing in New Release.

      CME Co-Location Services Details
      CME Co-Location Services – comprised of hosting, connectivity and support services – will launch early 2012 at our new state-of-the-art data center. The CME Group Data Center, designed to be environmentally friendly and energy efficient, will provide the following services:

      • Power and Space
      • Lowest Latency and Equidistant Access for All Customers
      • Exceptional Support and Responsiveness

      If you are interested in having the lowest possible latency connection to the CME Globex platform, contact your   Global Account Manager today.

       Learn more about CME Co-Location Services, visit   www.cmegroup.com/colo

       View   CME Co-Location Services Brochure (PDF)

       To request additional information and to apply, please contact your  Global Account Manager at +1.312.634.8700 in the United States; +44.20.7796.7100 in Europe; and +65.6593.5574 in Asia.

      CME Co-Location Briefing Center Now Open

      For your convenience, the CME Co-Location Briefing Center is now open and located at 141 West Jackson in Chicago, IL.

      The Briefing Center includes displays of:


      • Cabinets and Cages
      • Cabling Options
      • Power Strips

      Conference room facilities are also available.

      To access the Briefing Center, an appointment is needed. Please contact your  Global Account Manager for further information and to schedule an appointment today.

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