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  • NYMEX Reschedules Aluminum Futures and Options Launch

    Date 10/04/1999

    The New York Mercantile Exchange board of directors has agreed to reschedule the launch of aluminum futures trading from Friday, April 16, to Friday, May 14. Aluminum options trading will begin trading in July. NYMEX ACCESS(SM) trading will commence on Sunday, May 16, for May 17 trading session. The new date will enable the aluminum market to have the opportunity to become more familiar with the specialist market maker program.

  • NYMEX Gets Approval to Expand Listed Months for Heating Oil Options

    Date 10/04/1999

    The New York Mercantile Exchange has received approval from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to expand the number of trading months listed for heating oil options from 12 to 18 months. On Friday, April 16, the Exchange will begin listing May, June, July, August, September, and October 2000 heating oil options contracts.

  • LIFFE trades GBP224bn Per Day in March 1999

    Date 10/04/1999

    The London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange (LIFFE) traded an average daily nominal value of GBP224 billion in March 1999, up 13% on February 1999. Total outstanding business in all the Euro money market contracts at the end of the month exceeded 2000 billion. LIFFE's share of the Euribor market has increased to 87%. LIFFE's Three Month Euribor contracts have continued to show growth, with open interest at over 1,300 billion (1,351,019 contracts) on March 31, an increase of 8

  • CME to list Mid-Sized Options on BFP Milk beginning April 12

    Date 10/04/1999

    The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) will launch mid-sized options on its successful basic formula price (BFP) milk contract, beginning Monday, April 12. The options, sized at one-half of one BFP milk futures contract and representing 100,000 pounds of milk, will provide additional flexibility for risk management in the dairy industry and will complement the CME's 50,000 and 200,000 pound options.

  • CME QBI to Be Transferred To GLOBEX2 Electronic Trading System

    Date 10/04/1999

    The CME Quarterly Bankruptcy Index (QBI) contract is scheduled to be transferred to the GLOBEX®2 electronic trading system from its open outcry pit on Monday, April 19, 1999. Under the revised procedures recently approved by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, trading in the contract will be conducted under a modified trading schedule similar to a daily auction, with buy and sell orders being matched each day at 13:30 Chicago time. Prior to the daily matching process, bids and offers can

  • Cantor Exchange Activates Keyboard Access

    Date 10/04/1999

    Signaling a major milestone in the transformation of the exchange markets to the electronic arena, Cantor Exchange (CX) on April 6 activated keyboard access to the Cantor Exchange. The New Interactive Cantor Speed system is the first electronic trading system to provide simultaneous electronic access to both the U.S. Treasury cash and futures markets. Authorized traders may now execute U.S. Treasury futures on the Cantor Exchange and U.S. Treasury cash at Cantor Fitzgerald via the same electroni

  • New Winnipeg Commodity Exchange Field Pea Futures Contract

    Date 05/04/1999

    Winnipeg Commodity Exchange (WCE) launched a new field pea futures contract at 09:30 on April 5. Contract months that became available for trading with the introduction of the contract include: June 1999, August 1999, October 1999, December 1999 and February 2000.

  • CBOT's March Volume At 23,401,000 Contracts

    Date 05/04/1999

    The Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT), the world's leading futures and options exchange, announced today trading volume of 23,401,000 contracts for March 1999, and 69,349,073 contracts year-to-date, up 1.8%.

  • KCBT gets approval for new contract based on Internet.com's ISDEX Internet stock index

    Date 03/04/1999

    The Kansas City Board of Trade has received government approval to trade futures and futures options based on the ISDEX index of Internet stocks. ISDEX, The Internet Stock Index created by internet.com LLC, is the leading and the oldest Internet stock index in the marketplace. The ISDEX contains 50 stocks representative of the diversity of publicly traded U.S. companies that derive revenue primarily from the Internet, including stocks from the software, hardware, content, commerce and communicat

  • IPE Volumes Smash Through Records

    Date 03/04/1999

    The volume of trade recorded at the IPE last month reached a new high, exceeding the previous record by a third. Total traded volume on the IPE reached 2,444,270 lots (almost 2.5 billion barrels), compared to the previous high of 1,831,612 lots (1.8 billion barrels) which was achieved in March 1998.