CME Group to Reopen U.S. Equity Index and Interest Rate Complexes Tonight
Equity Markets to Close October 30; Interest Rates to Remain Open
CHICAGO, Oct. 29, 2012
CHICAGO, Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --CME Group, the world's leading and most
diverse derivatives marketplace, issued the following notice.
CME Group will reopen its U.S. equity index futures and options on futures
markets today at 5:00 p.m. CT for overnight electronic trading. The equity
index markets will close tomorrow morning October 30, at 8:15 a.m. CT for both
the trading floor and CME Globex in coordination with the announced closure of
the U.S. equity markets because of Hurricane Sandy.
CME Group's interest rate futures and options on futures including Treasury,
Eurodollar and Fed Funds will reopen at 5:00 p.m. CT today and resume normal
trading hours, including remaining open tomorrow, October 30. The re-opening
for interest rate markets applies to both trading floor and CME Globex venues.
In addition, as a result of New York City's continued mandatory evacuation of
Zone A, which includes CME Group's NYMEX World Headquarters and New York
trading floor, the New York floor will be closed on Tuesday, October 30. All
New York floor-traded products will be available on ClearPort as well as CME
Globex during their regular market hours.
All other CME Group futures and options on futures markets will remain open.
We will continue to monitor the situation as well as continue our coordination
with other exchanges and will keep you updated as information becomes
available. For additional information about specific markets and settlement
procedures, please visit www.cmegroup.com.
As the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group
(www.cmegroup.com) is where the world comes to manage risk. CME Group
exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major
asset classes, including futures and options based on interest rates, equity
indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities, metals, weather
and real estate.CME Group brings buyers and sellers together through its CME
Globex^® electronic trading platform and its trading facilities in New York
and Chicago. CME Group also operates CME Clearing, one of the world's leading
central counterparty clearing providers, which offers clearing and settlement
services across asset classes for exchange-traded contracts and
over-the-counter derivatives transactions. These products and services ensure
that businesses everywhere can substantially mitigate counterparty credit
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ClearPort are registered trademarks of New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc.
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SOURCE CME Group
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