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Monday, February 25, 2013

Futures Trader Alert #2013 - 1
NFX Announces New Permit Structure Effective March 1, 2013

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What you need to know:

  • Effective March 1, 2013, NFX will adopt a permit structure
  • All current NFX members will be issued a permit
  • Fees associated with permits will remain the same

What has been announced?

Effective Friday, March 1, 2013, NASDAQ OMX Futures ExchangeSM (NFXSM) will adopt a permit structure. In order to trade on NFX, Futures Participants are required to apply for a permit.

What is the cost of membership?

Permit fees will remain unchanged. Futures Participants will be assessed a Permit Fee of $100 per annum and a Regulatory Fee of $175 per month, provided no exemption is obtained.

What are current NFX members required to do?

All current NFX members will be issued a permit and are required to provide the Exchange with a list of all Authorized Traders and to keep that list updated.

Where can I find additional information?

Contact NASDAQ OMX Options and Futures Market Operations at +1 800 846 0477 (Option #2).

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