Position Limit Explanation

Position Limits and Position Accountability

Customers can create and carry OneChicago positions in excess of the posted position limits provided they are qualified hedge positions which includes:

  1. • Substituting futures for equity positions
  2. • Hedging current or anticipated positions

OneChicago futures are categorized as having a position limit or a position accountability standard. Please see Chapter 4, Appendix A in the OneChicago Rule Book or Product Listings to determine if the specific product is subject to position limits or position accountability.

Products with Position Limits

Position limits are for each individual contract month and are only in effect for the last 5 trading days of the contract. Customers that need to create and/or carry positions in these products in excess of the position limits during the last 5 trading days should complete and submit the application for position limits exemption.

Position Limit Exemption Application

 

Products with Position Accountability

Customers that need to create and/or carry positions in these products must provide, upon request by the Exchange, information regarding the nature of the position, trading strategy, and hedging information (if applicable), and consent to halt increasing their positions when so requested by the Exchange. Customers are not required to request permission to create and/or carry positions in excess of the position accountability level. Position accountability is for all contract months combined and is always in effect, not just during the last 5 trading days.

Please see OneChicago Rule 414 for full details regarding position limits and position accountability.

Position Limit Schedule A
Changes made March 19, 2013:

PDF – Changes to Position Limits and Position Accountability Thresholds

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