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Launch of German Only Electricity Option Contracts with Futures as underlying

Subject to testing and regulatory approval Nasdaq Commodities is planning to list German Only Electricity European Style Option contracts. The contracts will be available for trading and clearing from November 19, 2018.

The Options will be for yearly and quarterly contracts, and have German Electricity Futures as underlying. The Trading and Clearing Rules and the Product Calendar of Nasdaq Commodities will be updated to reflect the launch of these contracts in due course.

Contract Specifications

Product ID

Technical introduction of an alternative product identifier for Commodities to be implemented in the OMnet API. With the product id, instruments will be grouped into product types.

The date for when the Product ID codes for Commodities will be populated is to be communicated.

Clearing Reports

A column named "Product ID" will be added to the end of the CSV and Excel versions of the Series Information report

Nasdaq API/Protocols: Mandatory only if the new functionality is to be used

The product identifier will be included in a new OMnet structure: ns_inst_series_product_id in which will be added to the following OMnet messages.:

  • DQ124/DA124 Delta Instrument Series Query.
  • BU124 Delta Instrument Series Update VIB.
  • DQ125/DA124 Delta Instrument Series for Back Office Query.
  • BU125 Delta Instrument Series Update for Back Office VIB. 

Interface files

The Product ID will be available in the new interface file:

  • .sxt based on DQ125.
To access the new Interface file the CW1 server must be upgraded to the new version
Please see Clearing Workstation 1 user guide for more information

Commodities SPAN-file

Product ID will be added to record type 2:
Field Offset Length Format Comment
Product ID 191 16 A Product ID for series

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