Feb 10, 2016
CHICAGO, Feb. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced it will take a number of steps designed to further enhance its livestock markets.
Effective Monday, February 29, and pending CFTC approval, the proposed trading hours for Live Cattle, Feeder Cattle and Lean Hog futures and options will be as follows:
The daily settlement period and procedures for CME livestock contracts will remain unchanged.
"Nothing is more important to us than the integrity of our markets, which help farmers and ranchers to discover prices and transfer risk," said Tim Andriesen, CME Group Managing Director of Agricultural Products. "We believe these actions will further enhance our cattle markets for all participants."
In addition to the measures described above, CME Group recently added livestock products to its messaging efficiency program on Monday, February 1.
For more information on the above modifications to CME livestock futures and options markets or to provide your feedback to other measures visit www.cmegroup.com/livestock updates.
Live Cattle, Feeder Cattle and Lean Hog futures and options contracts are all listed with an subject to the rules and regulations of CME.
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