Friday, September 28, 2012
Options Trader Alert #2012 - 56
NOM and PHLX Pricing, Effective October 1, 2012
What you need to know:
What is changing on NOM in regard to Customer Rebate Program?
|Customer||Professional||Firm||Non-NOM Market Maker||NOM Market Maker|
|Penny Pilot Options:|
|Rebate to Add Liquidity||*||$0.29||$0.10||$0.25||$0.30|
|Fee for Removing Liquidity1||$0.45||$0.47||$0.47||$0.47||$0.47|
|Non-Penny Pilot Options(including NDX)2:|
|Fee for Adding Liquidity||N/A||$0.45||$0.45||$0.45||$0.25|
|Fee for Removing Liquidity||$0.79||$0.85||$0.85||$0.85||$0.79|
|Rebate to Add Liquidity||3||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|SOX, HGX and OSX:|
|Fee for Adding Liquidity||$0.35||$0.45||$0.45||$0.45||$0.35|
|Fee for Removing Liquidity||$0.35||$0.45||$0.45||$0.45||$0.35|
1 The Professional, Firm, Non-NOM Market Maker and NOM Market Maker Penny Pilot Options Fee for Removing Liquidity will be reduced by $0.01 per contract for transactions in which the same NOM Participant or a NOM Participant under common ownership is the buyer and the seller. Common ownership is defined as 75 percent common ownership or control.
2 For transactions in NDX, a surcharge of $0.10 per contract will be added to the Fee for Adding Liquidity and the Fee for Removing Liquidity in Non-Penny Pilot Options, except for a Customer, who will not be assessed a surcharge.
3 The Customer Rebate to Add Liquidity in Non-Penny Pilot Options, including NDX, will be $0.75 per contract, unless a market participant adds Customer Liquidity in either Penny Pilot or Non-Penny Pilot Options (including NDX) of 115,000 contracts per day in a month, then the Customer Rebate to Add Liquidity in Non-Penny Pilot Options will be $0.77 per contract. NOM Participants under common ownership may aggregate their Customer volume to qualify for the increased Customer rebate. Common ownership is defined as 75 percent common ownership or control.
* The Customer Rebate to Add Liquidity in Penny Pilot Options will be paid as noted below.
|Monthly Volume||Rebate to Add Liquidity|
|Tier 1||Participant adds Customer liquidity of up to 34,999 contracts per day in a month.|
|Tier 2||Participant adds Customer liquidity of 35,000 to 74,999 contracts per day in a month.|
|Tier 3||Participant adds Customer liquidity of 75,000 or more contracts per day in a month.|
|Tier 4a||Participant adds (1) Customer liquidity of 25,000 or more contracts per day in a month, (2) the Participant has certified for the Investor Support Program set forth in Rule 7014; and (3) the Participant executed at least one order on NASDAQ's equity market.|
|Tier 5b,c||Participant has Total Volume of 130,000 or more contracts per day in a month.|
a For purposes of Tier 4, the Exchange will allow a NOM Participant to qualify for the rebate if a NASDAQ member under common ownership with the NOM Participant has certified for the Investor Support Program and executed at least one order on NASDAQ's equity market. Common ownership is defined as 75 percent common ownership or control.
b For purposes of Tier 5, "Total Volume" shall be defined as Customer, Professional, Firm, Non-NOM Market Maker and NOM Market Maker volume in Penny Pilot Options and Non-Penny Pilot Options which either adds or removes liquidity.
c For purposes of Tier 5, the Exchange will allow NOM Participants under common ownership to aggregate their volume to qualify for the rebate. Common ownership is defined as 75 percent common ownership or control.
What is changing on PHLX in regard to Routing Fees to NOM?
|NOM Penny Pilot Options||$0.54||$0.54||$0.55|
|NOM Non-Penny Pilot Options||$0.86||$0.91||$0.91|
Where can I find more information?
- Refer to the NASDAQ OMX pricing page.
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