Effective Sunday, May 10, 2015 for trade date Monday, May 11, 2015, and pending all relevant CFTC regulatory review periods, the New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. (NYMEX) and Commodity Exchange, Inc. (COMEX) (collectively, the Exchanges) will amend NYMEX/COMEX Rule 589 (Special Price Fluctuation Limits) to modify the monitoring period following a triggering event from five minutes to two minutes for certain metals futures and options contracts. Price fluctuation limits deter sharp price movements that may, for example, be driven by illiquid central limit order books prevailing from time to time in otherwise liquid markets.
Please refer to the following appendixes for details regarding special price fluctuation limits for certain NYMEX/COMEX metals futures and options contracts:
Appendix A: Metals Futures and Options Contracts Subject to NYMEX/COMEX Rule 589
Appendix B: Amendments to NYMEX/COMEX Rule 589 (blackline format)
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