• Revisions to NYMEX and COMEX Rule 806 ("Offset Process")

      • To
      • Members, Member Firms and Market Users
      • From
      • Market Regulation Department
      • #
      • SER-6506
      • Notice Date
      • 21 December 2012
      • Effective Date
      • 08 January 2013
    • Pending all relevant regulatory review periods, effective January 8, 2013, NYMEX and COMEX will adopt revisions to Rule 806 (“Offset Process”) that will fully harmonize it with the text of CME and CBOT Rule 806. The revisions correct legacy language which is no longer accurate with respect to the way that the offset of buys and sells in NYMEX and COMEX products take place. The revisions do not impact the offset process which will continue to be handled pursuant to Rule 811 (“Position Change Data”). 
      The revisions are set forth below, with additions underscored and deletions overstruck. 
      When a member buys and sells the same commodity for the same delivery month or a put or call option with the same strike price and expiration month and such contracts are cleared through the Clearing House, the purchases and sales are not automatically offset one against the other. unless contrary instructions are provided pursuant to Rule 811. Transactions can only be offset against one another by complying with Rule 811.
      Questions concerning this Special Executive Report should be directed to CME Clearing Support at 312.207.2525.
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