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Holiday Notice – December 2012 Holiday Schedule

December 14, 2012 Trading Community Notice RE: Holiday Trading Hours In observance of the upcoming Holidays, OneChicago will follow the schedule below, which is consistent with U.S. equity markets. Date Hours Monday, December 24, 2012 Early Close at 12:00 p.m. (CST) for SSFs; Early Close at 12:15 p.m. (CST) for ETFs; EFP/Block reporting/trading open on […]


Press Release 12/3/2012

OneChicago Announces Trading Volume for November 2012 – Volume in November up 35% as compared to the same period in 2011   Chicago – December 3, 2012 – OneChicago, LLC (OCX), an equity finance exchange, today announced that November 2012 volume of 481,724 was up 13% over October 2012. November 2012 highlights include: 464,923 Exchange […]


Notice To Members 2012-37

Date: November 15, 2012  Re: OneChicago Calendar Spreads   OneChicago would like to inform and remind all market participants that the OneChicago CBOEdirect hosted markets utilize an “implied spreading functionality” for all OneChicago products. Traders connecting to OneChicago markets through CBOEdirect can take advantage of increased liquidity for both calendar spreads and outright futures. Implied […]


Notice To Members 2012-36

Date: November 8, 2012 RE: OneChicago “Security Futures Margins Questions & Answers” OneChicago has updated its “Security Futures Margins Questions & Answers“ memo which can be found at http://www.onechicago.com/wp-content/uploads/content2011/Security-Futures-Margins-Q_A-201211.pdf.  Changes were made to help clarify margin treatment for customers and non-customers. Any questions can be directed to marketsurveillance@onechicago.com or 312-424-8530.


Press Release 10/31/2012

OneChicago Announces Trading Volume for October 2012 – Volume in October up a strong 149% as compared to the same period in 2011 – Exchange Marks Second Year Anniversary of OCX.NoDivRisk®, Offering Futures on More Than 1,450 Underlying Equities   Chicago – November 1, 2012 – OneChicago, LLC (OCX), an equity finance exchange, today announced […]


Notice To Members 2012-35

Date: October 30, 2012 Re: OneChicago markets will be open on October 31, 2012 Effective Date: October 31, 2012 In coordination with the U.S. equity and equity derivative markets, OneChicago will be open for trading for Wednesday, October 31, 2012. Contact Information Any questions regarding this notice may be directed to OneChicago Operations by phone […]


Press Release 10/29/2012

OneChicago Achieves Milestone in No Risk Dividend Product   Exchange Marks Second Year Anniversary of OCX.NoDivRisk® Which Offers Over 1,450 Underlying Equities   Chicago – October 29, 2012 – OneChicago, LLC (OCX), the only U.S. equity finance exchange, today celebrates the second-year anniversary of the OCX.NoDivRisk product that eliminates the dividend risk, revealing its true […]


Notice To Members 2012-34

Date: October 29, 2012 Re: OneChicago markets will be closed October 30, 2012 Effective Date: October 30, 2012 In coordination with the U.S. equity and equity derivative markets, in consideration of Hurricane Sandy, OneChicago will be closed for trading for Tuesday, October 30, 2012.  Highlights OCX.NoDivRisk adjustments were made for those products with an underlying […]


Notice To Members 2012-33

Date: October 28, 2012 Re: OneChicago will be closed October 29, 2012 Effective Date: October 29, 2012 In coordination with the U.S. equity and equity derivative markets, in consideration of Hurricane Sandy, OneChicago will be closed for trading for Monday, October 29, 2012. Contact Information Any questions regarding this notice may be directed to OneChicago […]


Notice To Members 2012-32

Date: October 25, 2012 Re: New Controls for OneChicago Markets **Update** Effective Date: October 29, 2012 OneChicago would like to confirm the implementation of the new controls for the OneChicago markets on the CBOEdirect platform will become effective October 29, 2012. The new controls are maximum order size limits and price reasonability checks. A detailed […]


Notice To Members 2012-31

Date: October 19, 2012  Re: New Controls for OneChicago Markets Tentative Effective Date: October 26, 2012 OneChicago will be implementing two new controls for the OneChicago markets on the CBOEdirect platform. The new controls will be maximum order size limits and price reasonability checks. Explanations of these new features are below. Maximum Pre-Trade Order Size […]


Notice To Members 2012-30

Date: October 18, 2012 Re: Final Expiration Prices File Effective Date: October 19, 2012 OneChicago would like to notify all market participants that the document sent out each month on expiration, containing the final expiration prices, will be changing from an Excel file (.xls) to a Comma-separated Values file (.csv). Starting with October expiration, please […]


Notice To Members 2012-29

Date: October 12, 2012 Re: Notification under Commodity Futures Trading Commission Regulation 1.52(h)   Pursuant to Commodity Futures Trading Commission Regulation 1.52(h), firms are hereby notified that OneChicago has been and continues to be a member of the Joint Audit Committee (“JAC”).  As such, the clearing firm’s designated self regulatory organization (“DSRO”) has primary responsibility for […]


Notice To Members 2012-28

Re: OneChicago Products Not Subject to CFTC Regulation 39.13(g)(8)(ii)                             Effective Date: October 4, 2012 The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”), in CFTC Letter 12-08 dated September 14, 2012, stated that CFTC Regulation 39.13(g)(8)(ii), effective October 4, 2012, does not apply to security futures.   CFTC Regulation 39.13(g)(8)(ii) provides that a Designated Clearing Organzation (“DCO”) require that its […]


Notice To Members 2012-27

Re:  Reduction in FINRA Trading Activity Fee          Reduction in NFA Assessment Fee OneChicago would like to remind all market participants that FINRA as well as the National Futures Association has amended their rates for transactions in covered security futures products. FINRA Trading Activity Fee Effective October 1, 2012 the Trading Activity Fee (TAF) rate […]


Press Release 10/1/2012

OneChicago Volume Surges – Surpasses Total 2011 Volume within First Three Quarters -Volume in third quarter 2012 up a strong 105% percent as compared to the same period in 2011 -Block volume in the first nine months of 2012 exceeds more than 3.7 million contracts, further demonstrating liquidity in the marketplace Chicago – October 1, […]


Notice To Members 2012-26

Re: Pre-Execution Discussions and Cross Trades Effective Date: September 14, 2012    Pre Execution Discussions In accordance with OneChicago Rule 614, the Exchange permits Members and Access Persons to engage in pre-execution discussions pursuant to which one part may agree in advance to take the opposite side of the other party’s order for a transaction to be […]


Notice To Members 2012-25

Re:  Block Trades Effective Date: September 25, 2012  Pursuant to OneChicago Rule 417(a), the Exchange permits eligible contract participants to transact block trades for a minimum number of 25 contracts per transaction. Block trades can also be traded competitively. Block trades can be transacted between 8:00 and 4:00 pm on each Business day the exchange is […]


Press Release 9/4/2012

OneChicago Announces Trading Volumes for August 2012 Chicago – September 4, 2012 – OneChicago, LLC (OCX), an equity finance exchange, today announced that a total of 433,498 security futures contracts were traded in the month of August 2012. August 2012 highlights include: 416,449 Exchange Futures for Physicals (EFPs) and blocks were traded. August 2012 EFPs […]


Notice To Members 2012-24

RE: Pre-Execution Discussions and Cross Trades: Effective Date: September 14, 2012 Pre-Execution Discussions In accordance with OneChicago Rule 614, the Exchange permits Members and Access Persons to engage in pre-execution discussions pursuant to which one party may agree in advance to take the opposite side of the other party’s order for a transaction to be executed […]


Notice To Members 2012-23

Re: OCX.BETS® Front End Trading Screen – Change in Responsibility for Monthly Fee to Access BETS terminals. Effective Date: October 1, 2012   OneChicago will charge the monthly OCX.BETS terminal access fee to Clearing Firms starting October 1. The fee will be reflected as a separate line item on firm’s OneChicago exchange fee bill.  The bill will […]


Holiday Notice – Labor Day 2012

RE: Holiday Trading Hours   OneChicago (OCX) will be closed on Monday, September 3, 2012 in observance of the upcoming Labor Day Holiday, which is consistent with U.S. equity markets.  OneChicago will be open on Tuesday, September 4, 2012. If you have any questions, please contact OneChicago at 312.424.8500 or info@OneChicago.com.


Notice To Members 2012-22

Re: Chat Server Update Due to a recent update to OCX.BETS®, you might receive the following error upon login.   You can safely click OK. To prevent this error from continuing to appear, please navigate to the Tools menu within OCX.BETS, select Account Manager and highlight your account within the dialogue box. Click Properties and then […]


Notice To Members 2012-21

Re:       Amendments to Chapter 2 and Chapter 4 Updates and Revisions Effective Date: September 6, 2012 OneChicago, LLC (“OCX”) has adopted technical amendments to OCX Rule 207 and Chapter 4, Trading Procedures and Standards.  The revisions are technical in nature and correct the Dodd Frank Core Principle number in Rule 207.  In addition, a change […]


Notice To Members 2012-20

Effective Date: August 20, 2012 OneChicago, LLC (“OCX”) has adopted an amendment to OCX Rule 307, Application of Rules and Jurisdiction and amended the cover page of the OneChicago Rulebook. These revisions were made in order for OCX to comply with Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) rules related to Dodd-Frank Reform Act which provides that […]


Press Release 8/1/2012

OneChicago Announces Trading Volumes for July 2012 – Block volume in the first seven months of 2012 surpassed more than 2.5 million contracts, exceeding all blocks activity in 2011  – July 2012 Exchange Futures for Physicals (EFPs) were up 55% from June 2012  – Open interest steadily increasing in 2012, up 28% as compared to […]


Notice To Members 2012-19

Re: OCX.RiskMan Evaluating Block Roll Trades OneChicago would like to remind all market participants that the notional value of a block roll is determined by calculating the sum of the notional value of each leg of the spread. For example, when a trader buys the August x December block roll, the notional value of the […]


Notice To Members 2012-18

Re: Revisions to OneChicago Chapter 7 Rules Involving Discipline and Enforcement – Revised Effective Date: August 17, 2012 OneChicago, LLC (“OCX”) has adopted amendments to OCX Rules 712 Respondent Review of Evidence, Rule 713 Conducting Hearings of Disciplinary Proceedings, Rule 714 Decision of Disciplinary Panel, Rule 715 Sanctions and Rule 716 Appeal from Disciplinary Panel Decision, […]


Notice To Members 2012-17

Re: National Futures Association Fee   The National Futures Association announced today a reduced fee structure for security futures products.  Under the new fee structure, security future NFA fees are reduced from $0.04 per round turn to $0.00008 per round turn with a minimum fee of $0.01 per round turn.  The new fee is effective September […]


Notice To Members 2012-16

Re:  Rule Amendments to OneChicago Chapter 7 Rules Discipline and Enforcement Effective Date: August 6, 2012 Click to View PDF  


Notice To Members 2012-15

Point and Click Traded Exchange Future for Physical (“EFP”) Transactions on OCX.BETS® Effective Date:  August 1, 2012   Effective August 1, 2012, NASDAQ will begin billing its standard $500 per month port fee for ports setup by firms for OneChicago to report the stock leg of their point and click traded EFP.  NASDAQ will be billing only […]


Press Release 7/2/2012

OneChicago Announces Trading Volumes for June 2012, Strongest Month in Five Years –       Security futures volume topped 1 million for the third quarter in a row  –       June volume is highest monthly total since February 2007  Chicago – July 2, 2012 – OneChicago, an equity finance exchange, today announced that June 2012 volume of 868,512, […]


Notice To Members 2012-14

Re:  Information Update: Booking of EFP cash leg transactions to reflect fees. Effective Date:  July 18, 2012 Based on customer feedback and industry guidance, OneChicago would like to acknowledge the practice of Marking Up and Marking Down pricing of the cash leg of an EFP that reflect the fees charged to the holder to be […]


Holiday Notice – Independence Day July 4th

Holiday Trading Hours In observance of the Independence Day Holiday, July 4th, OneChicago (OCX) will follow the schedule below, which is consistent with U.S. equity markets. Date Hours Tuesday, July 3, 2012 Early Close at 12:00 pm Central for SSFs; Early Close at 12:15 pm Central for ETFs; EFP/Block reporting/trading open on OCX.BETS® until 1:00 […]


Notice To Members 2012-13

OCX Rule 416 Exchange of Future for Physical OCX Rule 417 Block Trading (Guidance for reporting bi-lateral Exchange of Future for Physical and bi-lateral Block Trades).   Effective Date:           July 5, 2012   OneChicago (“OCX”), in response to OneChicago trading community inquires, would like to clarify the term “without delay” in regards to the reporting/posting […]


Press Release 6/1/2012

OneChicago Announces Trading Volumes for May 2012   -Block volume at the exchange in May 2012 was up 32% year-over-year, compared to May 2011   – Security futures volume at the exchange in May 2012 was up 13%, compared to April 2012     Chicago – June 1, 2012 – OneChicago, LLC (OCX), an equity […]


Notice To Members 2012-12

Re: OneChicago Pricing Change for Creation of a Narrow Based Index REVISED Effective Date: June 18, 2012 OneChicago will modify the fee structure for customers requesting a Narrow Based Index as of June 18.  The charge is $3,000 per quarter for each NBI that is created. If you have any questions please contact Maureen Theodore at […]


Notice to Members 2012-10

Re:            Modified Opening Procedure Effective Date: June 18, 2012   Market Opening Effective date June 18, 2012 the opening parameters for all products on the Central Limit Order Book “CBOEdirect®” will be any quote up to $5 wide.  At 8:30 am CST all OneChicago products move to an Opening Rotation state.  Opening Rotation is the state in […]


Notice to Members 2012-9

Broker-Dealer Net Capital Computation: Security Futures included in “portfolio types” Effective Date:   May 4, 2012    On May 4, 2012, the Securities and Exchanges Commission (“SEC”) issued a no-action letter regarding the use of security futures in ‘portfolio types’ when brokers-dealers are computing net capital using a theoretical options pricing model pursuant to Appendix A of […]


Notice to Members 2012-8

Re:  Internal Revenue Service’s Proposed Rule, 871(m) OCX Comments   OneChicago encourages you to review the OneChicago comments (click here) on the Internal Revenue Service’s proposed rule on dividend equivalents from sources within the United States as it is significant to the derivative industry as a whole.  The proposed regulation, 871(m) further defines the treatment/definition of […]


Notice to Members 2012-7

OCX Rule 404. Acceptable Orders Effective Date: April 23, 2012  OneChicago will introduce Market-Maker Wash Trade Prevention (WTP) contingency orders on April 23, 2012.  In summary, a WTP contingency order is an Immediate-or-Cancel (IOC) order that will be protected from trading with an opposing quote or order from the same Market-Maker.  Details are as follows: […]


Notice to Members 2012-6

Date: April 11, 2012 RE: Changes to Position Limits and Position Accountability Thresholds OneChicago has amended the position limits and position accountability thresholds found in schedule A to Chapter 4 of its Rulebook.  Generally the position limits for OCX products is 13,500.  However there are certain products where the limits are 22,500 or meet the […]


Internal Revenue Service’s Proposed Rule, 871(m)

OneChicago comments on the Internal Revenue Service’s Proposed Rule, 871(m), Dividend Equivalents from Sources Within the United States OneChicago recommends that the IRS should exempt SSFs from the proposed rules. Alternatively, the IRS should implement a exchange reporting regime and disallow the exemption for dividend equivalents paid to foreign parties. Please see OneChicago Comment for […]


Notice to Members 2012-5

Re:      OCX Rule 404. Acceptable Orders Effective Date: April 20, 2012   OneChicago will introduce Market-Maker Wash Trade Prevention (WTP) contingency orders on April 20, 2012.  In summary, a WTP contingency order is an Immediate-or-Cancel (IOC) order that will be protected from trading with an opposing quote or order from the same Market-Maker.  Details are […]


Press Release 4/2/2012

OneChicago Announces Trading Volumes for March 2012 -First quarter volume increased 49%, year-over-year, to more than 1.2 million contracts -Blocks in March 2012 were up a strong 70% year-over-year, compared to March 2011 Chicago – April 2, 2012 – OneChicago, LLC (OCX), an equity finance exchange, today announced that a total of 688,098 security futures […]


Holiday Notice – Good Friday 2012

Holiday Trading Hours OneChicago (OCX) will be closed on Friday, April 6, 2012 in observance of the upcoming Holiday, Good Friday, which is consistent with U.S. equity markets. OneChicago will be open on Monday, April 9, 2012. If you have any questions, please contact OneChicago at 312.424.8500 or info@OneChicago.com.


Notice to Members 2012-4

Re: OCX Rule 416. Exchange of Futures for Physical, Guidance Effective Date: March 26, 2012 Based on market participant inquiries, OneChicago would like to clarify the distinction of an Exchange of Futures for Physical “EFP” transaction. An EFP is a futures transaction and a transaction in the underlying security that are integrally related and combined […]


Press Release 3/1/2012

OneChicago Announces Trading Volumes for February 2012 – Security futures volume at the exchange in February 2012 was up 33% year-over-year, compared to February 2011. – Blocks in February 2012 was up 187% year-over-year, compared to February 2011 Chicago – March 1, 2012 – OneChicago, LLC (OCX), an equity finance exchange, today announced that a […]


Notice to Members 2012-3

OneChicago Exchange Fees Frequently Asked Questions We have prepared the following Questions and Answers to improve our customer’s understanding of the our fee structure. View PDF 1. What are the Exchange Fees? OneChicago fees are divided into two parts – an execution fee charged to the executing firm and a daily carry fee charged to […]


Holiday Notice – Presidents Day 2012

Holiday Trading Hours   OneChicago (OCX) will be closed on Monday, February 20, 2012 in observance of the upcoming Holiday, Presidents Day, which is consistent with U.S. equity markets.  OneChicago will be open on Tuesday, February 21, 2012.  If you have any questions, please contact OneChicago at 312.424.8500 or info@OneChicago.com.


Press Release 2/1/2012

OneChicago Announces Trading Volumes for January 2012 – Security futures volume at the exchange in January 2012 was up 82% year-over-year, compared to January 2011 Chicago – February 1, 2012 – OneChicago, LLC (OCX), an equity finance exchange, today announced that a total of 301,804 security futures contracts were traded in the month of January […]


Notice to Members 2012-2

OneChicago Pricing Change for Executing Rolls of 250 contracts or more. Effective Date: March 1, 2012 View PDF OneChicago will modify the fee structure for customers executing Block Rolls starting March 1. Currently the closing leg of a roll is eligible for a rebate of the execution fee (2/10’s of a basis point of Notional […]


Notice to Members 2012-1

Change to Risk Assessment Process on OCX.BETS® Effective Date: January 17, 2012 Effective for the Tuesday, January 17, 2012 trading session, OneChicago, LLC will make a change to the process for evaluating risk on block roll trades. Currently, each individual leg of the block roll trade is evaluated separately for risk assessment. Following the change, […]


Holiday Notice – MLK Jr. Day

Holiday Trading Hours OneChicago (OCX) will be closed on Monday, January 16, 2012 in observance of the upcoming Holiday, Martin Luther King Jr. day, which is consistent with U.S. equity markets. OneChicago will be open on Tuesday, January 17, 2011 If you have any questions, please contact OneChicago at 312.424.8500 or info@OneChicago.com.


Press Release 1/5/2012

OneChicago Announces Trading Volumes for December 2011 – Contracts on the equity finance exchange for the fourth quarter of 2011 increased 4% versus fourth quarter 2010 – EFPs and blocks in December up 43% as compared to November 2011 Chicago – January 4, 2012 – OneChicago, LLC (OCX), an equity finance exchange, today announced that […]


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