When does the Russell 2000 move to ICE?

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Old Aug 30, 2007, 10:44pm   #11
 
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ER2 no longer on IB

Just got a message saying that starting tomorrow the ER2 contract will no longer be traded

I am aware of the change to ICE but I thought CME was going to trade it until September next year?!
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Old May 6, 2008, 9:46pm   #12
 
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Any update on ER2 moving to ICE.
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Old May 6, 2008, 9:52pm   #13
 
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Any update on ER2 moving to ICE.
I got this from the CME:

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As previously announced, CME Group will no longer list Russell 2000 and E-mini Russell 2000 contracts as of the September 19, 2008 quarterly expiration as the result of a licensing decision made by the index provider, Russell Investment Group.

To help facilitate an orderly de-listing of these contracts, we will not list July 2008 and August 2008 serial month options on Russell 2000 and E-mini Russell 2000 futures.

Currently we list April, May, June and September 2008 contracts for Russell 2000 and E-mini Russell 2000 options. To maintain the integrity of these contracts, we will continue to add new strikes in accordance with current Exchange Rules.
Since last summer we have been working proactively with our customers who want or need to transition Russell 2000 open interest. Steps we’ve taken include offering:

• Fee waivers on our S&P SmallCap 600 and S&P MidCap 400 products
• Aggressive market maker incentive programs to help build liquidity in the
E-mini S&P SmallCap 600 and E-mini S&P MidCap 400 products.
• Intercommodity spread tools to help transition open interest
• Options on E-mini S&P MidCap 400 futures
• Free quotes on E-mini S&P MidCap 400 and E-mini S&P SmallCap 600 futures
so you can see the markets in action
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Old May 7, 2008, 5:36pm   #14
 
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Thanks for the info,
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Old Sep 13, 2008, 11:20am   #15
 
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Tried TF on ICE (NYBOT) yesterday and found it very thin. A stop which would have held on GLOBEX slipped alarmingly. Only 2 lines of market depth are available although apparently TO has 5 lines. Back-fill seemed non-existent on Quotetracker, although ButtonTrader backfilled eventually, taking longer than usual. Reports on ET are that volume figures are unreliable. I quickly went back to ER2 Sept contract which is trading as normal after roll-over day, but obviously need a longer term solution.
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